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Bears emerging from slumber

...Southeast Alaska are waking up. Ryan Scott, Area Biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Wildlife Conservation, said he's received about five to seven calls about waking bears Juneau-something he says is normal for the season...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-18/bears-emerging-slumber
Outdoors
Jordan Creek not so weak?

...board member Amy Sumner said.The creek, in the Mendenhall Valley, has been on the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation's impaired waterway list since 1998 because of low levels of oxygen and high levels of sediment and debris in the water...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-18/jordan-creek-not-so-weak
Local
Help solve mystery of disappearing Rusty Blackbirds

...and Audubon Alaska-will help answer important basic questions of migratory behavior and will focus future research and conservation efforts for one of North America's most vulnerable songbirds.For questions or to participate, visit http://ak...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-18/help-solve-mystery-disappearing-rust
Outdoors
New portal provides digital look at Alaska's coast

...in the Alaska regions oceans, said Darcy Dugan, AOOS Program Manager, from coastal managers and planners to industry or conservation to recreationists and the public. The website contains layers of data from more than 500 statewide organizations."We...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-11/new-portal-provides-digital-look-alaska
State
Heacox to discuss his new book on John Muir

...new vision of Alaska and itself.Heacox has written eight books, four for National Geographic, and five on biography and conservation. His Alaska memoir, "The Only Kayak," was a PEN USA Literary Award finalist in creative non-fiction and is now in...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-10/heacox-discuss-his-new-book-john-muir
Art
Trout Unlimited to host International Fly Fishing Film Festival April 16

...titles.The film festival will include a raffle for fishing gear and other items. All proceeds go towards fishing- and conservation-related events hosted by Trout Unlimited Juneau Chapter #581.Tickets are $15 plus tax and are available at Alaska Fly...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-10/trout-unlimited-host-international-fly-fi
Art
Oil company seeks to export Yukon crude from Skagway

...James Sullivan, an organizer with the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, said he's familiar with many of the energy projects...spill response for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, said Northern Cross may not need a permit, but its shipper...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-09/oil-company-seeks-export-yukon-crude-sk
State
KSM part III: 'A perfect storm' for mining push?

...fail, and even with maintenance they will eventually fail," wrote Guy Archibald a mining expert for the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council.Hamilton said even after mitigation, most projects are going to have some kind of residual effect. In considering...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-11/ksm-part-iii-perfect-storm-mining-pu
Outdoors
Local food on the menu not just for the halibut

...to the Fish to Schools program founded in Sitka. With "A Guide to Serving Local Fish in School Cafeterias," the Sitka Conservation Society has compiled best practices, trends, case studies and more into one easily available publication. "The beauty...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-04-06/local-food-menu-not-just-halibut
Neighbors
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: 'Mount Trashmore' - it's complicated

...volume of trash generated; have all parties sit down and work out a solution; encourage the Department of Environmental Conservation to make Waste Management clean up the landfill, stop the smell and protect our water.These are but a few we've heard...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-30/empire-readers-council-editorial-moun
Opinion

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