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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-11/seacc-director-facing-cancer-resigns
Local
Swanson, Cesar run wild for conservation

Rob Swanson, 26, won the recent Wild For Conservation 5K along the Airport Dike Trail, finishing in a time...out the top 10 for females (25th overall).WILD FOR CONSERVATION 5K RESULTS(place, name, age, sex, time):1. Rob...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-21/swanson-cesar-run-wild-conservation
Sports
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
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 http://kimheacox.com/Read more about this...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-11-18/gustavus-author-kim-heacox-wins-award-jim
Art
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-17/kenai-peninsula-tackling-invasive-plant
State
Groups signal plan to sue over effort to save bull trout

...five Western states falls short, two conservation groups said as they filed notice of...other entities can use it to guide conservation efforts, officials said.The plan...bull trout could remain viable.The conservation groups say that allows 25 percent of...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-09/groups-signal-plan-sue-over-
Nation and World
Emergency listing sought for Prince of Wales Island wolves

ANCHORAGE - Six conservation groups have asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to use...Wildlands, Center for Biological Diversity, Greater Southeast Alaska Conservation Community and The Boat Co. in July petitioned state and federal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-14/emergency-listing-sought-prince-wales-i
State

...wolves on the Endangered Species List.In a letter to the six conservation groups requesting the emergency listing, U.S. Department...found throughout North America.Regardless of the cause, conservation groups have taken steps to try to protect the wolves, which...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-14-0
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-08/cause-diesel-spill-cold-bay-under-inves
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-12/indonesia-uses-trained-eleph
Nation and World

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