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Division of Forestry harvests spruce cones for future reforestation

...FAIRBANKS - While many Alaskans focus on berry picking and moose hunting at this time of year, foresters with the Division of Forestry in the Fairbanks area were busy in recent weeks gathering thousands of white spruce cones to provide seeds for...
Spruce cones harvested for Alaska reforestation

ANCHORAGE - Alaska Division of Forestry officials say thousands of white spruce cones have been harvested in the Fairbanks area for future timber sale stock.Officials...
Final decision issued for Tok biomass sale

TOK - The Division of Forestry issued a final best interest finding this week describing its...forest already designated for settlement.Next steps for the Division of Forestry include developing the timber sale contract and putting the timber...
As rain soaks Alaska, state's wildland firefighters head south

...The Gannett Glacier and White Mountain crews are on their way to northcentral Washington. Nearly 100 Alaska Division of Forestry overhead personnel, supervisory positions, managers and crew members have been ordered to fires that are occurring...
State reminds residents of Fourth of July Fire prevention

...adhere to burn permit stipulations.The Alaska Division of Forestry would like to remind those who plan on setting off...risk.For more information, contact Sam Harrel, Division of Forestry information officer, 907-356-5511 or sam...
100 Alaska firefighters to help in California

...include Alaska Fire Service crews from St. Michael, Mountain Village, Selawik and Pilot Station. An Alaska Division of Forestry crew from Upper Tanana will also head south.This is the second wave of firefighters heading south this week...
First light rain falls on Kenai Peninsula fire

...threatened to push the fire into residential areas on the northeast perimeter."Like night and day," state Division of Forestry spokesman Bernie Pineda said of the changed wind conditions. "It's not even considered a light breeze anymore...
Alaska wildfire grows to 193 square miles

...season, said Michelle Weston, spokeswoman with the Alaska Interagency Management Team, which includes the state Division of Forestry and federal and local officials.For size comparison, as of Sunday morning, the Funny River Fire was larger...
Alaska fire near 150 homes, burns 151 sq. miles

...Interagency Management Team, which includes the state Division of Forestry and federal and local officials.Alaska is so dry that the state Division of Forestry issued a statewide outdoor burn ban on Friday afternoon...
Wildfires grow in southcentral Alaska

...on the peninsula south of Anchorage extremely dry. A burning ban remains in effect, said Sam Harrel, a state Division of Forestry spokesman.The 48 people fighting the fire were due to get help Thursday. A jet carrying hotshot crews was due...


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