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Retraction to Jan. 29 letter

...Southcentral Cook Inlet, really sums up how ridiculous this action is: 'It's a non-selective gear type in an era of conservation. If you don't say no to gillnets on the Kenai, what will you say no to?'" We apologize for this error and any harm...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-29/retraction-jan-29-letter
Local | Opinion
Letter: Gillnetting on the rivers

...Southcentral Cook Inlet, really sums up how ridiculous this action is: "It's a non-selective gear type in an era of conservation. If you don't say no to gillnets on the Kenai, what will you say no to?" Will Rogers said "Common sense ain't common...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-01-29/letter-gillnetting-rivers
Letters
UCIDA pres.: Maw doesn't oppose state-managed fisheries

...Fishery Management Council decision to exempt federal waters in Alaska's Cook Inlet from the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary law governing fishing in U.S. waters, Martin said. Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/ucida-pres-maw-doesnt-oppose-state-mana
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Since time immemorial

...were astonished that segments of the conservation community, who espouse concern for...did not oppose the addition of new conservation lands, the compromises which we were...150,000 acres were dedicated for conservation purposes in our legislation. Ongoing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-28/my-turn-time-immemorial
Opinion
Where the world ends up when the ocean spits it out

...the Alaska Marine Stewardship Foundation, the NOAA Center for Habitat Restoration, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and the state of Alaska.Murphy spoke at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center's Fireside Lecture on Jan. 23.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/where-world-ends-when-ocean-spits-it-ou
Local
Obama to seek wilderness designation for ANWR

...the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. "Simply put, this wholesale...life, is disgusting," he said.Conservation groups hailed Obama's announcement...Association, said in a statement released by conservation and some Native organizations that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-26/obama-seek-wilderness-designation-anwr
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Time to empower and employ the next generation of Alaska fishermen

...what our constitution demands. We need all boots on deck for this one. ? Rachel Donkersloot is the Working Waterfronts Program Director at the Alaska Marine Conservation Council. She was raised in the fishing community of Naknek.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/my-turn-time-empower-and-employ-next-
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Obama 'declares war' on Alaska

...Sunday was a "declaration of war," the president is outgunned by Congress.In 1980, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act declared that additional wilderness designations in Alaska would require the approval of Congress.If there is a war...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/empire-editorial-obama-declares-war-a
Opinion
Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

...Jewell rejected the state's application on the grounds that the provision in the 1980 Alaska National Interest Lands and Conservation Act, or ANILCA, allowing for exploration of the so-called "1002 area" had terminated following completion of a report...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/judge-hears-arguments-over-anwr-explora
State | AK legislature
Tongass planning meeting closes with hope

...discussing a hybrid plan for transitioning from old-growth logging to young-growth logging.Keith Rush, a Juneau-based conservation forester with The Nature Conservancy, presented some math he and Wade Zammit, president of Sealaska Timber, had worked...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-25/tongass-planning-meeting-closes-hope
Local

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