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Obama to seek wilderness designation for ANWR

...this wholesale land grab, this widespread attack on our people and our way of life, is disgusting," he said.Conservation groups hailed Obama's announcement.David Houghton, president of the National Wildlife Refuge Association, said in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-26/obama-seek-wilderness-designation-anwr
State | AK legislature
Sockeye marketers look to pink campaign

...Theriault, who has a law degree, has served for two years as a legislative staffer, as a legislative conduit for conservation groups for the past four years, and began commercial fishing last summer at Bristol Bay. "I'm hooked on fishing and...

http://juneauempire.com/ccwfeatures/2015-01-21/sockeye-marketers-look-pink-campa
CCWFeatures
No endangered listing for prized pinto abalone

...Alaska to Baja California.Two conservation groups petitioned the agency in July...Atmospheric Administration.Conservation groups says pinto abalone have nearly...abalone, according to the conservation groups' petitions.Natural predators...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-28/no-endangered-listing-prized-pinto-abal
State
City plans trade for 'Field of Fireweed'

...Sportsmen) lacked an interest in the developer's property," according to court records.TSI is a wildlife conservation group focused on environmental protection through proper fishing and hunting regulations, and relationships with landowners...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-04/city-plans-trade-field-fireweed
Local
Sealaska nears final land claim

...lawmakers who wanted to protect public lands. Conservation groups have also spoken out against handing over the land...portion of the acreage. Washington, D.C.-based conservation group Alaska Wilderness League released a statement Wednesday...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-03/sealaska-nears-final-land-claim
Local
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
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
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

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