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Haines forestry office closes for season

The Alaska Division of Forestry is closing its Haines office for the winter on Nov. 21.The office had been kept open year-round until budget cuts were enacted...
Wildfires flare up in the Interior

...affect visibility along the Alaska Highway to the Canada border, fire officials said.Jim Schwarber with the Alaska Division of Forestry said sprinklers have been set up near the threatened cabins in case the fire approaches closer, but because...
Dozens of new wildfires stretch crews thin

...lightning strikes from Friday night to Saturday morning, which is the most the state has seen this year, said Alaska Division of Forestry spokesman Tim Mowry. Many of the new fires were north and west of Fairbanks, in areas that tend to be hotter...
Reinforcements scheduled for Alaska wildfires

Another 300 firefighters are joining the fray in Alaska against wildfires that threaten rural highway communities north and south of Anchorage.
Card Street Fire spreads in Sterling

...borough fire departments continue to support Alaska Division of Forestry with suppression efforts on the Card Street Fire...Tim Mowry, public information officer for the Alaska Division of Forestry, said a total of six structures have been burned...
Enough firefighters, say Forestry managers

Alaska's wildland firefighters have been stretched thin this summer, but the Alaska Division of Forestry and the Bureau of Land Management's Alaska Fire Service each say they're not accepting any more applications for new hires...
Southeast forest plan meetings scheduled

The Alaska Division of Forestry is continuing its public hearings on the draft Southeast State Forest Plan.The draft, released March 9, describes how the state...
Juneau named 'Tree City USA' again

...has again earned the title of 'Tree City USA,' an honor bestowed by the National Arbor Day Foundation.The Alaska Division of Forestry announced the honor Friday by email. In a statement, division spokesman Stephen Nickel wrote that Anchorage...
Tis the season to harvest that holiday tree

If you plan to harvest a Christmas tree on state or city land, now's the time. The Alaska Division of Forestry allows Alaska residents to cut black or white spruce trees on unrestricted state lands for personal use as Christmas trees, according...
Alaskans can harvest holiday trees on state lands

...various agencies for harvesting trees in southcentral and interior parts of the state can be found online.The Alaska Division of Forestry says harvesting black or white spruce trees is allowed on unrestricted state lands. Households are limited...


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