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My Turn: Sealaska receives new ANCSA land

...trees and roadless areas, sets aside 150,067 acres for conservation (twice the acreage received by Sealaska), transfers cultural...Hoonah Indian Association, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-26/my-turn-sealaska-receives-new-ancsa-l
Opinion
Bush Caucus hears need for water, sewer work in rural Alaska

...well as needed upgrades and maintenance for existing systems, said Bill Griffith of the state Department of Environmental Conservation's Village Safe Water program.Funding for such projects has leveled off at just above $60 million per year, Alaska Native...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/bush-caucus-hears-need-water-sewer-work
State
Off the Beaten Path: To extinction and back, the shaggy saga of the muskox

...rebounding to more than a 100,000, shows both our capacity for destruction and restraint. They are an emblem of hope for conservation and a reminder that we can assure a future for wild animals, big and small, if we want to.? Bjorn Dihle is a writer...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/beaten-path-extinction-and-back-shag
Outdoors
Bicknell spurns CBJ land swap

...property near the airport, and over time, the bright pink fireweed flower has flourished in the grit. Local residents and conservation groups such as The Territorial Sportsmen have lobbied passionately to save the fireweed and aesthetic view from commercial...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-26/bicknell-spurns-cbj-land-swap
Local
Officials expect minimal damage from Auke Bay oil spill

...been found. The Coast Guard wrote in a press release Tuesday that officials from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the Coast Guard are investigating the approximately 50-100 gallons of oil spilled into the water sometime in the early...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-25/officials-expect-minimal-damage-auke-ba
Local
Flipping Douglas Island

...western frontRegional environmental conservation groups have not yet expressed a view...official with the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council said the organization is aware...Frank Rue said by phone. "We do land conservation with willing private land owners and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-22/flipping-douglas-island
Local
Agencies respond to Auke Bay oil spill

...spill was reported around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Responders from the Coast Guard and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation arrived on scene Sunday night and estimated a spill area of approximately 500 feet by 1,000 feet. City and Borough of...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-23/agencies-respond-auke-bay-oil-spill
Local
Funding a sustainable Southeast

...Southeast Alaska businesses as a goal, the Nature Conservancy has partnered with Haa Aani for yet another program. The conservation organization and the Sealaska Corporation offshoot have announced that the Nature Conservancy is investing $500,000 in...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-17/funding-sustainable-southeast
Local
Sating Southeast's 'timber famine'

...But those have dried up as litigation by conservation groups has become the norm.In a previous...Before the sale was awarded, three conservation groups - the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, the Sierra Club and the Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-15/sating-southeasts-timber-famine
State | Local | AK legislature
USFWS: ANWR wilderness announcement was years in making

...and Peter Boyer, according to the conservation plan."The public process involved...upon completion of the updated ANWR conservation plan, which must be revisited and...the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, which requires the federal government...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-05/usfws-anwr-wilderness-announcement-was-
State | AK legislature

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