The timber industry has been an ongoing source of controversy in Alaska for decades.
But since a massive fire in 2012 destroyed the state’s historic wilderness and killed thousands, it has become an increasingly important industry.
A new study published in the journal Science is one of the first to focus on the economic impact of the forest job expansion in Alaska, which has been a topic of heated debate in recent years.
The study looked at the impact of logging on the state economy, finding that logging is the primary source of Alaska’s economic development.
According to the report, logging jobs have grown by 7.3 percent in the past decade, and nearly half of those are in the timber industry.
The state is home to more than 40 million trees and timber products and produces more than $30 billion in revenue annually.
The forests have been an integral part of Alaska for centuries, and have been a key part of the state for over a century.
But the recent boom in the logging industry has become a controversial topic among Alaska’s politicians.
The timber trade is largely controlled by big timber companies, and many politicians have tried to shut it down.
However, a recent report from the Alaska Wilderness Alliance (AWA) has found that the state is one where the forests are most valuable to the economy.
“Our research indicates that the timber market is inextricably linked to Alaska’s economy, and that its continued growth has been driven by a growing appetite for timber,” the study found.
“For example, the forest is a key source of income for millions of Alaskaians.
In addition, Alaska’s timber harvest accounts for almost 40 percent of the national harvest.
Therefore, timber companies have a strong incentive to preserve the forests and their valuable timber, even if it means hurting the economy.”
The study found that in the years following the 2016 fire, loggers in Alaska lost their jobs, while the jobs created in the industry grew.
The report also found that logging jobs in Alaska grew faster than any other industry in the state, with logging employment in the lumber industry increasing from 7.6 percent in 2014 to 14.5 percent in 2017.
The growth in logging jobs has not been a problem for Alaska’s Democratic Party.
Alaska Democratic Party Chairman Jim Anderson told the Seattle Times that he is pleased with the study’s findings.
“It confirms the data that we’ve been looking at for years, that we can grow the economy in the most efficient way possible,” Anderson said.
“I am hopeful that this will encourage the Legislature to take the time to work on the issue of logging in Alaska.”
Alaska Republican Party Chairman Brad Tocke said he was “excited” by the study, but would need to do more research before he could comment.
“The economic data that the AWA put out shows that logging, in fact, has done more to the state than anything else,” Tockel said.
Alaska’s logging industry employs about 3,600 people, according to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.
However the study does not look at how much logging is going into the state as a whole.
The most recent study did not look into the impact on the environment, but did note that a new study from the University of Alaska Anchorage showed that logging in the region’s largest national forest, the Bering Sea, created about 1.8 million tons of carbon dioxide.
The University of New Hampshire also found in 2016 that logging on land near the state has had a negative impact on forests in the last three decades.