State recorder plans closures in Kodiak, 5 other towns

...recording districts. The districts are served by 11 offices, which will be decreased to five offices.Alaska Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Elizabeth Bluemink said the department faces a net loss of 81 positions.She said six of those...
State | AK legislature
Gov. declares April 11-17 as 'Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week'

In a press release this week from the Department of Natural Resources, Gov. Bill Walker has proclaimed April 11-17 "Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week," as part of a multi-agency...
Celebrating clean water

...that owns Mount Polley, this year opened the Red Chris, a mine in the Stikine River watershed. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources and other state agencies interact with Canadian officials and regulators and have said they do not have outstanding...
My turn: Mine development in British Columbia raises concerns

...concerns of Alaskans. Our concerns should be taken to the Canadian government without being watered down by the Department of Natural Resources. It is well known by all that the Canadian government does not have comparable water quality and mining regulations...
Mack: Safety before profits, when it comes to transboundary mines

...headwaters of several rivers - the Stikine, the Unuk and the Taku - that flow from Canada into Alaska. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has been in communication with the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office and officials, and offers comments...
Permanent Fund Corporation not immune to DST impact

...passing the bill wouldn't change a thing for them, but the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Department of Natural Resources and the University of Alaska system reported they were also concerned about communications with the federal...
State | AK legislature
Despite looming cut, changes to timber program debated a House Resources committee meeting Wednesday afternoon to discuss modifying the program's rules.The Department of Natural Resources says a bill sitting in the committee would allow the department more flexibility to offer timber sales while...
State | Local | AK legislature
Sullivan talks states' rights, AKLNG

...was a hit with the Republican House and Senate majorities.Sullivan, a former Alaska attorney general and Department of Natural Resources commissioner, met with the Empire to share his perspectives on issues impacting the state. The interview...
State | AK legislature
House shoots down adding back funding for pre-K, UAS, ferries time. Kito also planned to sponsor an amendment that would restore $208,200 in general funds to the Department of Natural Resources to keep the Division of Forestry position and office based in Haines. A previous cut eliminated the office...
State | AK legislature
State forestry to be managed from Fairbanks

...committee restored some timber program funding.A previous reduction proposed by the Finance subcommittee for the Department of Natural Resources eliminated Southeast's state forestry positions and timber program completely. On Tuesday, four of eight...


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