Ohmer Creek Campground is 22 miles south of Petersburg and the U.S. Forest Service is not planning on servicing the site this summer. The Petersburg Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service is prioritizing what locals care about most. Federal funding for the Tongass has been cut by 63 percent in recent years, according to Brad Hunter, who runs the recreation branch in Petersburg. He told Angela Denning that they have to decide what services will stay and what they can’t afford to continue.
To comment on the priorities list, you can contact the Petersburg Ranger District.
Hunter says they have been pursuing specialized funding sources, which has helped. One of those is the RAC, the Resource Advisory Committee. The local group is holding a public meeting June 6 to discuss possible proposals for funding projects this fiscal year.
The ranger district is having an open house Tuesday night (May 20) at 7 p.m. for people interested in recreation management.
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