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Federal agency criticizes handling of coal permits

...and we have actively maintained them with a desire to further develop the Wishbone Hill coal mine," she said.Conservation groups and the Chickaloon Tribal government have been fighting the mine. Lisa Wade, who represents the Chickaloon Village...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-17/federal-agency-criticizes-handling-coal
State
USDA: 'We're serious about a transition'

...takes place, which was the purpose of Big Thorne. Conservation group Trout Unlimited, which publicized the Headwaters...mid-sized timber mill. A little before that, three conservation groups - the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-20/usda-were-serious-about-transition
Local
Forest Service criticized over Tongass management

...private-sector jobs in all other areas have increased, the study said.Austin Williams, Alaska policy director for the conservation group Trout Unlimited, said the Forest Service was "throwing good money after bad" to support an industry on the decline...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-18/forest-service-criticized-over-tongass-
State
Polar bears disappearing from region

...Wildlife biologist Steve Amstrup, who started the study for the USGS and left to become chief scientist at the conservation group Polar Bear International, said his early research in the 1980s found about 1,800 polar bears in the region...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-18/polar-bears-disappearing-region
State
Study: Tongass transition stalled

...Headwaters Economics and Trout Unlimited, the conservation group that locally publicized the Headwaters findings...timber projects cost so much to put together because conservation groups hold each one up in court for as long as possible...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-19/study-tongass-transition-stalled
Local
Government agrees to wolf decision deadline

...the Center for Biological Diversity and two other conservation groups earlier this year to force a decision by the Fish...in old-growth forest of southeast Alaska.The conservation groups want greater protection for the wolves in the Tongass...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-24/government-agrees-wolf-decision-deadlin
State
Group seeks to restore crippled creek

...channel it needed to support its operations.Now a conservation group is seeking to restore the original flow of Cripple...planned construction to save money and headaches.The conservation group hopes revitalizing the creek will improve fish and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/group-seeks-restore-crippled-creek
State
Viking Lumber wins Big Thorne contract, again

...sale for a year but decided to uphold it in August. The reopened sale was met promptly with three lawsuits by conservation groups concerned about wolf and deer populations, old growth logging and the health of the area's small mills if Viking...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-02/viking-lumber-wins-big-thorne-contract-
Local
Empire Editorial: It's time for sustainable logging

...the time to move forward because as history has taught, change doesn't go over smoothly when so many players - conservation groups, regulatory agencies, business folks and industry experts - believe they know what sort of change is best.We...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/empire-editorial-its-time-sustainable
Opinion
Government agrees to wolf-decision deadline

...the Center for Biological Diversity and two other conservation groups earlier this year to force a decision by the Fish...in old-growth forest of southeast Alaska.The conservation groups want greater protection for the wolves in the Tongass...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-25/government-agrees-wolf-decision-deadlin
State

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