– by Jillian Rogers, May 20, 2016, KHNS
Haines is one of just two Alaska communities to be awarded large wood-innovation grants from the U.S. Forest Service. The other is the Hydaburg School District.
The Haines Borough will get $250,000 to use toward expanding a wood energy, or biomass, heating system.
According to a Forest Service release, 77 applications were received nationwide with 42 grants awarded after a competitive process.