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Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

...recent vote in Congress, national conservation groups are mustering opposition to...responsive decision making."For many conservation groups, the Senate vote narrowly endorsing...president and CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership in Washington, D.C...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/conservation-groups-push-back-federal
Not For Web
Young male wolf found dead in Denali, cable snare on neck

...that banned trapping in an area directly outside the park until 2010.Former University of Alaska Fairbanks environmental conservation biologist, wolf activist Rick Steiner, criticized the U.S. Park Service for not mentioning the wolf's death when the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/young-male-wolf-found-dead-denali-cable
State
Youth corps, USFS to offer paid summer positions

...in Angoon or Ketchikan. The Youth Conservation Corps, in partnership with the U...District that will work with the Sitka Conservation Society, the Angoon Community Association...control, wilderness stewardship, conservation education and ecological restoration inventory...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/youth-corps-usfs-offer-paid-summer-p
Outdoors
Agency: Whales' recovery a success story

HONOLULU - The humpback whale became the unofficial symbol for the conservation movement in the last century.The iconic whale that can be found across the planet was on the verge of extinction. The international...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-22/agency-whales-recovery-success-story
State
Legislature passes gas tax increase to fund spill cleanup

...a new tax on refined fuel to pay for a spill prevention and response program run by the Alaska Division of Environmental Conservation.The Senate voted 13-7 on Friday to increase the pump price of gasoline, marine fuel and heating oil by 0.95 cents...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/legislature-passes-gas-tax-increase-fun
State | AK legislature
Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

Juneau-based conservation group Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and other environmental organizations have...to a higher court.In August 2014, a coalition of conservation organizations brought several suits against USFS to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-28/conservation-groups-take-big-thorne-fig
State | Local | AK legislature
Big Thorne timber injunction denied

...announcement follows a March appeal by the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council to the 9th Circuit over the U.S. Forest Service's...Center for Biological Diversity, Greater Southeast Alaska Conservation Community and The Boat Company."The majority of Southeast...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/big-thorne-timber-injunction-denied
State | Local
The story behind the return of the wood bison

...and the staff of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) in Portage, we would...pastureland to AWCC. Natural Resource Conservation Service provided fencing. The project...professionals with the Anchorage Soil and Water Conservation District; Canada's Wood Bison Recovery...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-20/story-behind-return-wood-bison
Opinion
Summer internships available with Alaska USFS

...opportunities in natural resource management. According to the release, the internships are being offered through the Student Conservation Association in partnership with the Alaska Region of the Forest Service Regional Partnership Office and the Juneau Forestry...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/summer-internships-available-alaska-
Outdoors
Legislature confirms most of Walker's picks

...be appointed as a commissioner to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, spoke against...highly-technical regulatory decisions needed at the oil and gas conservation commission.The final vote for Gallagher was 26-33.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/legislature-confirms-most-walkers-picks
State | AK legislature

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