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After Funny River, fire academy faces axe

With the devastating, weeks-long Funny River Fire just months behind Alaskans, the Department of Natural Resources' Wildland Fire Academy is facing elimination.The program, which trains civilians as forest firefighters, did not make the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/after-funny-river-fire-academy-faces-ax
State | AK legislature
Bike friendlier with a map

...not-so-distant future that will benefit cyclists.Using Geographic Information System data collected from CBJ, the Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Forest Service, and a marked-up city map from Juneau Rides, Mertl said Corvus Design will...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-15/bike-friendlier-map
Local
Gov. Walker says he'll dismiss Point Thomson lawsuit

...unit operated by Exxon Mobil Corp. was put into default for lack of development, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. At that time, wells had not been drilled since 1983, according to the department. Administrative and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-12/gov-walker-says-hell-dismiss-point-thom
State | AK legislature
Three things to watch in this week's Legislature

...Many see Alaska's next best hope for significant revenue as a major liquefied natural gas project. The Department of Natural Resources budget includes $13.2 million in unrestricted general funds to continue state efforts to advance the project...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-09/three-things-watch
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: The bully in the north

...That's like moving the Department of Fish and Game to Bristol Bay to be closer to fishermen, or having the Department of Natural Resources based at the North Slope since it's where we extract oil. We're being fed a poor excuse and nothing more...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-08/empire-editorial-bully-north
Opinion
Sating Southeast's 'timber famine'

...and held a bill that would give the Alaska Department of Natural Resources more latitude to fill the timber supply gap...before a final court decision.For years, the Department of Natural Resources has been providing small timber sales to mills...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-15/sating-southeasts-timber-famine
State | Local | AK legislature
Department approves temporary royalty relief for Caelus

JUNEAU - The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has approved temporary royalty relief for five North Slope leases that it said could not economically be developed otherwise...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/department-approves-temporary-royalty-r
State
USFWS: ANWR wilderness announcement was years in making

...a surprise to Alaskans, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director said.Since 2011, both the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Fish and Game have had five representatives on the core team that developed the plan...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-05/usfws-anwr-wilderness-announcement-was-
State | AK legislature
Sitka Summer Music Festival purchases Stevenson Hall

...National Park Service, with the assistance of the State of Alaska's Office of History and Archeology, Department of Natural Resources. These funds are designated to help with leveling the floor and returning the building to plumb condition...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/sitka-summer-music-festival-purchases-ste
Art
My Turn: Protecting salmon in a changing climate

...rapidly changing conditions.I'm heartened by Mark Myers' appointment as Alaska's new commissioner for the Department of Natural Resources. With his background as a scientist and former director of the U.S. Geological Survey, I think it is...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-22/my-turn-protecting-salmon-changing-cl
Opinion

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