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Ground truthing expedition by Bob Christensen, Richard Carstensen, Keynon Fields and Eric Ringler, to see investigating past and proposed timber projects in the Tongass National Forest.  Looking at the past and trying to determine the effect of proposed cuts..The group downloads information that was collected from field notes, pictures and information from wireless GPS units they wear in their hats as they hike through the forest and estuaries.   They are mapping the forest, uncut, proposed cut and old logging sites to see what is there..The group met Spencer, Ellen and Melissa at Ushk Bay to hike in woods that was coming back in alder after being cut in the 1954.  Then they hiked into a lot proposed for logging, a hemlock forest. .
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