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University of Alaska's Legacy at Slide Ridge - A Sea of Stumps
Ketchikan, Alaska
Photos & Text by Mike Sallee


January 19, 2003


UofA legacy at Slide Ridge - A sea of stumps.
Peninsula Point visible at far right.


Road erosion - I wonder why they call it Slide Ridge?


UofA's Slide Ridge clearcut-Tongass Narrows at right.


Ketchikan airport and beyond from Slide Ridge.


Steep ground at UofA's Slide Ridge cut


Some borough timber, adjacent to the UofA cut, shortly before it was finished being felled.The forester doing the cruise stated it "...has a high blowdown potential, due to the clearcuts surrounding it..."




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