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Forest service, Sitka restore gold mining site in land swap

...Service in exchange for an area that flooded when the Blue Lake dam was raised and the reservoir overflowed.Sitka Conservation Society executive director Andrew Thoms says the agency helped the city and Forest Service officials agree on a plan for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-14/forest-service-sitka-restore-gold-minin
State
Youth corps, USFS to offer paid summer positions

...applicants are being sought for a crew on Admiralty Island National Monument District that will work with the Sitka Conservation Society, the Angoon Community Association and the Forest Service, according to the release. The crew-based work will...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/youth-corps-usfs-offer-paid-summer-p
Outdoors
Alaska Women's Hall of Fame inducts 2 from Juneau

...worked to pass federal legislation creating the West Chichagof/Yakobi Island Wilderness. On behalf of the Sitka Conservation Society - she was a co-founder of the group - she and her husband received the Bob Marshall Champions of Wilderness Award...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/alaska-womens-hall-fame-inducts-2-junea
Local
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell to perform at Salmonfest 2015

...Fairgrounds in Ninilchik on the first weekend of August, July 31-Aug. 2. This year's sponsor is the Kachemak Bay Conservation Society, a Kenai Peninsula based nonprofit.Salmonfest is organized to bring attention Alaska salmon and other fish and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-11-3
Art
Sealaska to log parcels on POW Island, Cleveland Peninsula

...that helps support the forest industry here in Southeast," Nichols said.Andrew Thoms, director of the Sitka Conservation Society, said he hoped Sealaska would sell timber to regional mills rather than stripping off branches and selling logs...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-03/sealaska-log-parcels-pow-island-clevela
State
Group meeting to aid in Tongass transition

...benefit communities while also conserving intact ecosystems," Andrew Thoms, executive director of the Sitka Conservation Society and a member of the committee said. "It is natural that this is being done in Southeast Alaska because all of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/group-meeting-aid-tongass-transition
State
UAS' One Campus, One Book featured author to lead Evening at Egan

...the text's Southeast connection. Former Sitka resident Jack Calvin, one of the original founders of the Sitka Conservation Society, was the co-author of Ricketts' first book, "Between Pacific Tides," published in 1949, and was a mutual...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-09/uas-one-campus-one-book-featured-author-l
Art
A Real Juneau Hiker

...end of the old Montana Creek Road. Other mining activity was carried on in the headwaters of Montana and Windfall creeks." Mary Lou King, 90 Short Walks Around Juneau, Taku Conservation Society and Trail Mix, Inc., 2007, pg. 58.

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/betsy-fischer/2014-09-05/real-juneau-hiker
Wrangell Bearfest opens next week

...at the James and Elsie Nolan Center from 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 23. The short film, developed by the Sitka Conservation Society, illustrates the beauty and diversity of Tongass National Forest Wilderness Areas.For a complete schedule and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/wrangell-bearfest-opens-next-week
Outdoors
Photos: Paddling pair

Mary Wood, left, and Sarah Stockdale, of the Sitka Conservation Society, paddle their Trak kayaks on Mendenhall Lake on Friday. The pair was practicing putting together the kayaks for longer expeditions...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-30/photos-paddling-pair
Local

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