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Spruce cones harvested for Alaska reforestation

ANCHORAGE - Alaska Division of Forestry officials say thousands of white spruce cones have been harvested in the Fairbanks area for future timber sale stock.Officials...
State reminds residents of Fourth of July Fire prevention burn debris, visit and adhere to burn permit stipulations.The Alaska Division of Forestry would like to remind those who plan on setting off fireworks during the upcoming weekend that you may be breaking...
100 Alaska firefighters to help in California

...These include Alaska Fire Service crews from St. Michael, Mountain Village, Selawik and Pilot Station. An Alaska Division of Forestry crew from Upper Tanana will also head south.This is the second wave of firefighters heading south this week...
As rain soaks Alaska, state's wildland firefighters head south

...state. The Gannett Glacier and White Mountain crews are on their way to northcentral Washington. Nearly 100 Alaska Division of Forestry overhead personnel, supervisory positions, managers and crew members have been ordered to fires that are occurring...
Boreal forests burning at historic rate

...intensity of the fires have increased in just the past decade, said state forester Chris Maisch, director of the Alaska Division of Forestry."We're observing change," Maisch said. "There's no doubt about it."People in Alaska's interior...
Weather aids crews in fighting border fire

...want that fire moving up and down that highway all summer long," said Tom Kurth, fire management officer for Alaska Division of Forestry. "There's a lot of traffic moving up and down there."
State Briefs

...afternoon about 4 miles from a subdivision, and residents were evacuated, according to Pete Buist with the Alaska Division of Forestry. Fast winds fanned the blaze. By Tuesday the winds had subsided, but not before the fire burned about 1...
Alaska Digest

...were hoping to contained the blaze by Sunday night, said Brett Ricker, a fire information officer for the Alaska Division of Forestry. Fire officials assigned planes, helicopters and smoke jumpers to battle the fire. Two of the planes scooped...
Resort reopens as wildfire subsides few days. Crews have gotten the upper hand on the fire, known as the West Fork Fire, with help from high humidity and scattered showers. The fire gained no acreage over the weekend, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry.
Thank you

...businesses and individuals for helping us plant trees and hold other activities during Alaska's Arbor Month: The Alaska Division of Forestry, CBJ, Capital Copy, Jeff Barnard, Rai Behnert, Elizabeth Bochynski, Mayor Bruce Botelho, Ed Buyarski...


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