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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
Active forest management is health for our forests

...Wales Island in Southeast Alaska has been actively managed by the U.S. Forest Service for many years, however conservationists continue to try and stop active forest management. The area already has road access developed from past timber...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-04/active-forest-management-health-our-f
Letters
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
Protesters meet Arctic drill rig in Wash. harbor

...summer open-water season in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast, if it can get the permits. Conservationists bitterly oppose offshore drilling in the Arctic, saying it's not clear any spill could be cleaned up.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/protesters-meet-arctic-drill-rig-wash-h
State
Greenpeace activists leave Arctic drill rig after six-day stay

...said in an email.Greenpeace representatives didn't immediately respond to an email message seeking comment.Conservationists bitterly oppose Arctic offshore drilling. They say oil companies have not demonstrated that they can clean up a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-12
State
Alaska Women's Hall of Fame inducts 2 from Juneau

...accomplishments are described as "enlightened activism" in the environmental, political and social realms. As a conservationist, she worked to pass federal legislation creating the West Chichagof/Yakobi Island Wilderness. On behalf of the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/alaska-womens-hall-fame-inducts-2-junea
Local
Give ANWR to the conservationists

...over fee simple to the conservationists. Since the transaction...Would giving ANWR to the conservationists lock the oil industry out...There's good reason why conservationist owners of the reserve might...turning ANWR over to the conservationists might be the only way that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110200/Ope_ANWR.html
Opinion
Big Thorne timber suit chopped down

...noncommittal about the timeline for the shift.The Tongass Advisory Committee, a stakeholder group of loggers, conservationists and government representatives, is meeting monthly to advise the federal agency on the transition.If the Big...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/big-thorne-timber-suit-chopped-down
State | AK legislature

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