The 1950’s through the 1970’s were years of discovery for both the timber purchasers and the Forest Service. There was an effort to cooperate and the contracts were bilateral. Disagreements were settled between the parties. Under the supervision of the Forest Service, the roads and cutting units for long-term timber sales were laid out by the purchasers.
Issues regarding fish stream management were discussed and resolved jointly by the Forest Service, State Fish and Game, and the purchaser. Beginning in 1959, the Alaska Loggers Association established a standing committee that met regularly with the Forest Service to discuss appraisals, permitting issues, logging systems, road construction costs, timber sale designs, and other items that impacted costs.
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