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Study: Climate change will extend tourism

...Southeast Alaska, tourists spent about $595 million in 2013 alone.Neary, who has spent 33 years with the U.S. Forest Service, said he's noticed in the reactions of visitors to the glacier one of two things. If they'd never seen it before...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-31/study-climate-change-will-extend-touris
Local
August First Friday Art Walk

...of personal stories, "Welcome to Alaska, Tales from the Tongass Forest and Beyond." Griffin worked for the US Forest Service as a wildlife biologist and then as a district ranger until his retirement 2010. His stories combine natural and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-31/august-first-friday-art-walk
Art
KTOO: Pet photo show and CD release for Pete Griffin's "Welcome to Alaska"

...of personal stories, "Welcome to Alaska, Tales from the Tongass Forest and Beyond." Griffin worked for the US Forest Service as a wildlife biologist and then as a district ranger until his retirement 2010. His stories combine natural and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-29/ktoo-pet-photo-show-and-cd-release-pete-g
Art
At Wrangell, the cause for a grin is a bear

...like few others in Alaska.The Forest Service, which controls the land along...upstream flow of tourists, the Forest Service built a raised boardwalk and fenced...Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, Park Service, professors and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-30/wrangell-cause-grin-bear
Local
Thumbs up, thumbs down

...constantly changing and is by no means safe to explore. The caves are still technically accessible, but the U.S. Forest Service has asked people to stay away from the caves in case of an inevitable second collapse. Summer temperatures speed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-21/thumbs-thumbs-down
Local
Sitka man gets medal, 6 decades late

...Service in Juneau. He later became the only biologist on the north Tongass National Forest, working for the U.S. Forest Service, and retired in 1981.When asked by friends and family in recent years why he didn't keep trying to collect his...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-20/sitka-man-gets-medal-6-decades-late
State
Ice cave collapse

The U.S. Forest Service warned Alaskans that the popular ice caves on the west side of the...director of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, which is run by the Forest Service.Several large chunks of ice fell from the edge of the glacial overhang...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-20/ice-cave-collapse
State | Local
Forest Service reopens Nugget Falls trail

...drops onto the alluvial terrace near the falls may remain submerged through today. Hikers should use caution. The Forest Service advises not walking through deep water on slippery rocks. For more information, contact the Juneau Ranger District...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/forest-service-reopens-nugget-falls-
Outdoors
Wrangell Bearfest opens next week

...five-day celebration of the natural and cultural resources around Wrangell, with an emphasis on bears. The USDA Forest Service, Wrangell Ranger District is part of the activities. Anan Wildlife Observatory site managers will participate in...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/wrangell-bearfest-opens-next-week
Outdoors
USFS: Ice caves 'will soon collapse'

The U.S. Forest Service has issued a warning for people to...likely increased considerably," the Forest Service stated in a news release. The cause...Alaska is one of two companies with Forest Service commercial guiding permits for the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-18/usfs-ice-caves-will-soon-collapse
State | Local

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