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Petersburg area forest recreation sites see upgrades

The U.S. Forest Service completed more than a dozen recreation projects around the Petersburg Ranger District this past summer including upgrades and long-needed maintenance for many trails and cabins. Much of the work was paid for with competitive grants, as the agencies regular program funding has been on the decline.

New cabin Kadake Bay, Kuiu Island, photo courtesy of USFS


Nearly a half-million dollars of work was funded through The Resource Advisory Committee for Petersburg-Wrangell-Kake. Commonly called the RAC, that group of local residents and officials makes spending recommendations for a pool of federal money that’s set aside for improvements on the Tongass National Forest.

Crane Lake trail, Mitkof Island, photo courtesy of USFS


Matt Lichtenstein learned more about some of the projects in a recent conversation with Ranger District Recreation and Wilderness manager Brad Hunter and Cabin and Trails Manager Paul Olson:

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