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Tongass plan makes its debut

Though some doubted it could be done, the group of industry leaders, scientists, conservationists and government representatives has reached a consensus: the Tongass Advisory Committee has submitted its draft recommendations...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-19/tongass-plan-makes-its-debut
Local
Tongass Advisory Committee finishes its plan for changing forest strategy

The Tongass Advisory Committee late Friday morning - and despite criticism from both the timber industry and conservationists - voted 14-0 to approve a package of recommendations aimed at helping to transition logging in the almost 17 million...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-10/tongass-advisory-committee-finishes-its
Local
Admiralty, from many angles

...recalled how close the island came to being clear cut in the 1960s and 1970s. Alaska Native elders, hunters, conservationists and other groups worked to save it and in 1978 former President Jimmy Carter declared it a National Monument.Most...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-27
Art
Young proposes changes Magnuson Stevens Act

A proposed update to federal fishing laws is sparking a debate among fishermen and conservationists about whether the changes will undo years of work to rebuild key fish populations.Alaska Republican Don Young is proposing several...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-29/young-proposes-changes-magnuson-stevens
State
Proposed changes to US fishing laws spark conservation row

PORTLAND, Maine - A plan to update federal fishing laws has sparked a debate among fishermen and conservationists about whether proposed changes will undo years of work to rebuild key fish populations.U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-30/proposed-changes-us-fishing-laws-spark-
State
Board director resigns over appointment

...were filed against him in Montana over receiving resident hunting and fishing licenses, Walker nominated Soldotna conservationist Ruffner to the position.The full Legislature voted 30-29 against confirming Ruffner on April 19.Gillis said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-21/board-director-resigns-over-appointment
State | AK legislature
Conservationists concerned with cruise ship rules

...summer, delivering tourists important to the economy of this and other Southeast Alaska communities. But some conservationists worry about what the ships could be leaving in Alaska waters and are fighting proposed new rules for the discharge...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-05/conservationists-concerned-cruise-ship-
State | AK legislature
Juneau Color: Conservationist learns worst can happen

...city grew. Myron is a long-time conservationist who could be found on the front lines...road," Myron said. The budding conservationist soon went to work for the federal...dynamite if you get labeled a hard-core conservationist. You're not in normal society any...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122900/Loc_Color.html
Local
USFS invites public to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day; bird walks begin

...travelers up close and learn how scientists study them. International Migratory Bird Day was initiated by bird conservationists over 20 years ago in order to increase awareness and appreciation of migratory birds. It is currently coordinated...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-15/usfs-invites-public-celebrate-intern
Outdoors
Lt. Gov outlines state stake in mine issues

...Bennett said he would like to take Mallott up on his offer, perhaps this summer.Concerns have been raised by conservationists, tribal groups and others about the potential effects of mine development in British Columbia on waters that flow...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-12/lt-gov-outlines-state-stake-mine-issues
Local

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