Alaskans, it's time we open back up our lumber industry to operate once again. We've spent money on importing the goods that we are abundant in, this idea of restoring a once humble profession shouldn't masquerade as "not being environmentally friendly." Many states benefit from their own forestry and do so responsibly.
We can expand job opportunities for Alaskans in the South East, so long as we no longer listen to organizations who make a living off of tax payer's dollars.
The Ferry System.
Government is an industry that sets a foundation for accountability, sometimes even a helping hand - but it is by no means its responsibility to make the individual flourish. Alaskans know that better than anyone. We have people that live remotely in areas like Kodiak and Cordova that are service by the state subsidized ferry system. I propose we send a team of auditors to investigate the longest leg of the ferry system and do an analysis of cost, then we can privatize and contract from there. When you have competition for business, quality of service goes up and the price goes down; that's basic economics.
The Fishing Industry.
"In order to execute meaningful policy that lasts in our Alaskan wildlife services, we have to start from top to bottom; reliable and transparent management needs to be established, starting with annual audits aimed at our fishing commissioners. Audits aimed at making sure statistics being put out are accountable and accurate are one of the minimums of government we can actually expect, and with the current operating procedures, it has become grossly noticeable that money and politics have become a driving factor of the customization of Alaska’s fish sources. I didn’t study in wildlife biology, nor possess a fish & wildlife management degree, and I hope everyone can forgive me for that - but nonetheless here are my proposals:
Currently the commercial fishing industry is limited to two days of the week for fishing, in essence interfering with the survival of salmon and the men and women who are trying to make a living. When the industry is limited to one zone, you can potentially wipe out the return of salmon. This season, commercial fishing is stuck in a large box, right underneath Calligan island. In order to support the Float Guides Fishing Industry as well as subsistence fishing, salmon escapement needs to be ensured so that all of our state’s fish species isn’t jeopardized by the spike of nitrogen released into the water, by extension there needs to be eyes open incase of the issue of over escapement: a mutual issue for fisheries as well as for fish that are cramming into bodies of water they weren’t meant to be in."