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Despite looming cut, changes to timber program debated

...wildfire duties," Maisch said. "There are two foresters in the Fairbanks office that will rove and help those area foresters with timber sales."Dahlstrom said the cut "could be devastating" to Viking and other Southeast mills. The company...
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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...
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...
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...
Northwest Digest

...usable for dog sleds, snowmobiles and four-wheelers. "This isn't quite how we envisioned it," said Fairbanks area forester Marc Lee, who inspected the trail after getting calls from Green and Kelly. Two slain men were sex offenders BELLINGHAM...
Forests decimated by beetles slated for harvest 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...
State commission listens to testimony about problems caused by warming

...changing conditions. Fires in the Fairbanks area during 2004 were the largest in memory, said Marc Lee, a Fairbanks area forester. "We had strong northeasterly winds that we normally do not get," he said. Roughly 6.7 million acres burned...

...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...
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...
Some Alaska villages and towns sold on biomass

...have 40,000 acres of continuous fuel at their fingertips, more than they could ever use, said Jeff Hermanns, Tok area forester for the state of Alaska. Foresters want to remove 3,000 acres to dampen an ever-present fire hazard, but the...


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