SEACC director, facing cancer, resigns

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council executive director Malena Marvin is resigning amid a personal...Marvin has led SEACC, one of Southeast Alaska's most notable conservation organizations for two years, and has in recent years inspired...
Alaska Editorial: Sturgeon case vital for Alaska's sovereignty

...the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, approved by Congress in 1980...lands within the boundaries of any conservation system unit which are public of the waterways -within federal conservation units. But it was in July 1996, the...
Indonesia uses trained elephants to control forest fires

...forest fires and land clearing, especially in peat-rich areas where flames are difficult to contain.At the elephant conservation center in Siak district, 23 trained elephants are being used as "forest watchdogs."Carrying water pumps and other equipment...
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Saving Jordan Creek health; it's been on the Department of Environmental Conservation's impaired water body list since 1998. And in 2013, it...Clean Water Action grant at the Department of Environmental Conservation, as well as the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation through...
Gustavus author Kim Heacox wins award for "Jimmy Bluefeather"

...on Ken Burns's twelve-hour PBS film "The National Parks," documenting the history of the national parks and the US conservation movement, currently airing on Netflix.Find out more about the author at more about this...
Kenai Peninsula tackling invasive plant problem

...are undergoing treatment.The Fish and Wildlife Service can treat the lakes once the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation issues a permit, which can take up to 100 days.The lengthy process is partly due to the department being cautious about...
SeaWorld says it will end orca shows in San Diego by 2017

...investors Monday that California customers want to see less theatrical production, so the new attraction will have a strong conservation message."They want the orca experience to be activities the whales do in the wild," Manby said. "Things they perceive...
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Cause of diesel spill in Cold Bay under investigation

The U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and Frosty Fuel, LLC, established a unified command Friday in response to a diesel spill in Cold Bay, Friday.Frosty Fuel personnel...
Alaska Editorial: Roadless Rule in Supreme Court's hands

...It was in January of 2001 that President Bill Clinton, in the final moments of his presidency, signed the Roadless Area Conservation Policy that would block roadbuilding in 58 million acres of national forest land across the country - eventually including...
Armed groups target elephants

...refugee flows and weak governments. It shows how some conservation efforts resemble a kind of guerrilla warfare in which rangers...said Bas Huijbregts, an expert with the World Wildlife Fund conservation group. Garamba was also once known as home to the last northern...
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