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Empire Editorial: Be careful, the ice monster lurks

...the life of anyone unlucky enough to fall in. But don't just take our word for it; officials with the U.S. Forest Service issued a warning this week to users."The frozen lake and its surroundings are incredibly dynamic during winter...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-21/be-careful-ice-monster-lurks
Opinion
USDA: 'We're serious about a transition'

The millions the U.S. Forest Service is spending on its Tongass National...Headwaters Economics that the Forest Service hasn't done anything to transition...making now."The study said the Forest Service continues to spend an average...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-20/usda-were-serious-about-transition
Local
USFS reminds citizens of winter ice, cave safety

...temperatures continue to drop, the Forest Service is reminding people to keep safety...months, but that is not true." Forest Service officials said there is no way...cave have opened and widened. Forest Service officials warn people to stay...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-21/usfs-reminds-citizens-winter-ice-cav
Outdoors
Study: Tongass transition stalled

...Montana-based research firm says the Forest Service has dropped the ball on transitioning...out of old growth harvests, the Forest Service has continued to make its Tongass...research found. According to the Forest Service's budget, the report says...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-19/study-tongass-transition-stalled
Local
Forest Service criticized over Tongass management

...largest national forest.U.S. Forest Service officials rejected the report's...its money.Four years ago, the Forest Service pledged to change the way the...Information Act requests to obtain Forest Service budget and staffing information...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-18/forest-service-criticized-over-tongass-
State
Remembering the Hoonah Boys

...had no place to go, no home," he said.Greenwald also returned to displacement. He was in Cordova working for a Forest Service Chugach tug vessel when the fire destroyed his family's home and the general store they ran.The next year he turned...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-17/remembering-hoonah-boys
Local | Neighbors
My Turn: 2013 broke records, 2014 won't

...with high multiplier effects - have counteracted the loss of federal jobs in other areas (especially in the U.S. Forest Service). Fishermen in the region caught 479 million pounds of seafood in our waters in 2013, toppling old records and expanding...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-12/my-turn-2013-broke-records-2014-wont
Opinion
Appeals court revives roadless rule case

...six-year time limit.The U.S. Forest Service argued that the clock on Alaska's...rule was repealed in 2005 by the Forest Service and reinstated in 2006 by a federal judge."The Forest Service says that this case is different...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-09/appeals-court-revives-roadless-rule-cas
State
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to host 'Creatures of the Night'

...Creatures of the Night," as part of the U.S. Forest Service-hosted Fall Fun Festival, from 10 a.m. to 3...A full schedule of activities can be found on The Forest Service - Tongass National Forest Facebook page. Those interested...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-17/mendenhall-glacier-visitor-center-ho
Outdoors
My Turn: Let's not cook the goose that lays the golden eggs

...forest management for wildlife and hunting. If the Forest Service, the state of Alaska and local people work together...wood for local markets. We won't get there if the Forest Service's "Tongass transition" continues to pour public...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-16/my-turn-lets-not-cook-goose-lays-gold
Opinion

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