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Timber task force seeks 2M U.S. acres

A recent report by the governor-appointed Alaska Timber Jobs Task Force calls for the construction of more logging roads, the expansion and extension of state forests and the transfer of 2 million acres from federal to state hands.
Outdoors Digest

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Needed state, federal authorizations

The Lake Dorothy Hydro project must be found consistent with standards of the Alaska Coastal Management Program before the following state and federal authorizations may be issued.
Land swap between Bible camp and state worries some Juneau sport fishermen

Juneau sport fishermen are feeling stranded over a land exchange at Point Bridget State Park that's in the works between a Bible camp and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.
Correcting column about Bostwick Road

Amy Kay Snider's March 1 My Turn had several incorrect and misleading statements about the recently constructed Bostwick Road on Gravina Island. We would like to make sure your readers are aware of the facts.
Division of Agriculture accepting grant applications

PALMER - The Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Agriculture is seeking applications for three grants, one designed for teachers and the other two targeting agricultural producers...
Around Town

Today, July 27
Grants could lead to creation of snowmobile trail

The long-pending snowmobile access trail in Lemon Creek may be getting closer to fruition. The Juneau Blackerby Ridge Organization, or JBRO, is applying for two state grants that, if approved, could allow construction to begin this spring.
Tree biology, planting, pruning classes happening in Homer, Kenai

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry along with the Community Forestry Program have announced two classes that will focus on pruning and planting trees from...
Totem Bight SHP Master Development Plan meeting

KETCHIKAN - The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation will host a public scoping meeting in Ketchikan at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the Ted Ferry Civic Center to introduce the Totem Bight State Historical Park Master Development Plan. A general overview of the plan, goals and objectives, and general timeline will be presented. Participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions, discuss concerns and submit comments.


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