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Accumulated Fragments: Douglas Island's deep and sometimes dark history

...I asked myself who it could have been named for. The first thing that came to mind was David Douglas, the famous Scottish botanist (1799-1834) that the Douglas Fir was named after. That turned out to be wrong.I knew that Richard Harris had mentioned...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-03-10/accumulated-fragments-douglas-islan
Neighbors | 100 Anniversary
Green haze falls on Juneau

...abnormally high pollen count across the state."It's partially a reflection of the dry weather," said Mary Stensvold, botanist for the Alaska region of the Forest Service. "This is just the alder pollen, the spruce pollen will be coming out later...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-13/green-haze-falls-juneau
Local
Oldest park ranger in US, 93, considers future

...wilderness along the Canadian border.For 20 years, he has been the ambassador, manager, accountant, anthropologist, botanist, historian, traffic cop, landscaper, handyman and rules enforcer of Kintla Lake. He still hauls gravel, mends fences...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-04/oldest-park-ranger-us-93-considers-futu
State
Buried tree could reveal seismic secrets

...Volcano, just west of the Southeast city.So a group of scientists and friends headed out for a look. University of Alaska botanist Kitty LaBounty says it was a scramble."They led us through this pile of logs, back up into a creek area where the bank...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-11/buried-tree-could-reveal-seismic-secret
State
On the Trails: Plants that aren't green

...cone. This interesting Beringian plant goes by the reverberating scientific name of Boschniakia rossica, named for a Russian botanist Boschniak and presumably someone named Ross. Such names reflect nothing about the plant itself, obviously, and only show...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-11-08/trails-plants-arent-green
Outdoors
On the Trails: An ordinary walk at Crow Point

...be sure of its general identity. Even better, we could later track down its probable species. It is reported by a local botanist to be common around here, even though our favorite plant field guide doesn't show that it lives here.A rather ordinary...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-12-06/trails-ordinary-walk-crow-point
Outdoors
Coming soon: Books by Stephen King, Thomas Pynchon, Ann Patchett and more

...woman who wants to work with them. Now Gilbert returns with a new novel, set in the 18th and 19th centuries about a female botanist who falls in love with a painter of orchids. The action ranges from North and South America to the South Pacific and Europe...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-09-12/coming-soon-books-stephen-king-thomas-pyn
Art
Orchids in Southeast Alaska

...genus bears the name of a 17th century botanist. The common name is entirely ridiculous...them. Piperia. Named for an American botanist, two species occur here; they are widespread...Mary Stensvold and Ellen Anderson, USFS botanists, who provided helpful consultation...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-05-24/orchids-southeast-alaska
Outdoors
On the Trails: Gold Ridge in seasonal transition

...even noticed it before, although at this site there was quite a bit of it.I took a small specimen of the mystery plant to a botanist, we consulted various plant books, and the mystery was resolved. The plant is alpine bearberry, a species apparently not...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-06-21/trails-gold-ridge-seasonal-transitio
Outdoors
Accumulated fragments: The patron saint of American wilderness

...he found the principal forest trees were hemlock, spruce, and Nootka cypress (Yellow Cedar), with a few pines. As a botanist, he was in heaven.Later he was invited by the Wrangell chiefs and head men of the Stikine tribe for a dinner and entertainment...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-10-14/accumulated-fragments-patron-saint-
Neighbors | 100 Anniversary

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