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Black spruce the bane of firefighters

...tree, the scourge of Interior Alaska this summer. "We call it gasoline on a stick," said Marc Lee, Fairbanks area forester for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. With nearly 4.1 million acres burned in wildfires this summer...

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Fire danger prompts wood-cutting suspension

...of the high fire danger. The closure covers personal use wood cutting and commercial logging and firewood cutting. Area forester Marc Lee says the suspension is to prevent the accidental start of any new fires from equipment use. The Fairbanks...

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Fire danger prompts wood cutting ban

...of the high fire danger. The closure covers personal use wood cutting and commercial logging and firewood cutting. Area forester Marc Lee said the suspension is to prevent the accidental start of any new fires from equipment use. The Fairbanks...

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Citing habitat, Fish and Game wants two timber sales canceled

...to create jobs and help the forest regenerate, said area forester Jim Peterson. The timber sales, dubbed Dome View and...than does Fish and Game. Davis wrote his own memo to area forester Peterson last week. While the biologist expressed the...

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Tanana Valley annual timber sale to be held

...firewood cutting companies next week, but it remains to be seen how much demand there will be for the wood. Fairbanks area forester Marc Lee said the interest is hard to gauge. The state put 11 different timber parcels up for bid. They range from...

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Man pleads no contest on fire

...had no phone at his house, had to walk 90 minutes to find a phone and report the fire, said Marc Lee, Fairbanks area forester for the state Division of Forestry. Hoyem, who represented himself, pleaded no contest at his arraignment Thursday...

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Forests decimated by beetles slated for harvest

...is another important consideration. "Outside of hazard reduction, it's the second most important priority," area forester Jim Peterson said. The sales raise some environmental concerns, said Bob Shavelson, director of the Cook Inlet Keeper...

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AlaskaDigest

...timber markets have not helped. "It was a pretty classic boom-and-bust type scenario," said Jim Peterson, area forester for the state. Study points to source of Denali haze FAIRBANKS - Denali National Park and Preserve is a treasure trove...

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Wildfires continue to threaten homes near Nenana

...officials said. The blaze was caused by a resident who dumped hot ash from a burn barrel into the woods. Fairbanks area forester Marc Lee said the family responsible has received death threats. Most of the fire growth has been to the east away...

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Fuel costs drive Alaskans to cut their own firewood

...surge in the price of home heating fuels, it was normal for about 200 permits to be issued on a yearly basis, said area forester Marc Lee. In 2004, 180 permits were handed out. Last year, the number increased to 308 permits. Lee said he wouldn't...

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