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Living & Growing: An interdependent web

I grew up the daughter of two foresters, with the Chugach National Forest as my backyard. Some of my earliest memories involve the outdoors and spending time in the...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-04-19/living-growing-interdependent-web
Neighbors
Foresters find historic canoe on Prince of Wales Island

Sealaska foresters working on Prince of Wales Island have unearthed a partially complete Haida canoe from the forest floor, and are estimating its...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-07-12/foresters-find-historic-canoe-price-wal
Local
Ideal growing conditions lead to Fairbanks birch seed boom

FAIRBANKS - A rusty brown substance is covering snow melting in Fairbanks, and foresters say it's good news for people with allergies.The substance is a massive crop of birch seeds, produced by trees growing in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-01/ideal-growing-conditions-lead-fairbanks
State
Winter's trash is spring's problem

...bottles. And empty cigarette packages."Juneau apparently smokes a lot of Marlboroughs," she joked.The deputy regional forester for the U.S. Forest Service office in Juneau was one of about seven USFS employees who cleaned up litter on the stretch...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-01/winters-trash-springs-problem
Local
Egan's attempt to save Haines forestry office fails in Senate

...attempt by Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, to keep a state forester in Haines was defeated 6-14 in the Alaska Senate on Friday...an amendment in a forestry bill that would have required a forester to be "stationed in or within one mile of the state forest...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/egans-attempt-save-haines-forestry-offi
State | AK legislature
Foresters undecided about using alien tree species in beetle-damaged areas

...ANCHORAGE - State and federal foresters are trying to decide if private...state reforestation program. Foresters are weighing whether the money...said Al Peterson, a state forester based on the Peninsula. They...wind," Peterson said. Some foresters argue that planting trees...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040102/sta_tree.shtml
News
Division of Forestry harvests spruce cones for future reforestation

...moose hunting at this time of year, foresters with the Division of Forestry in the...nursery, according to Palmer-based forester Jeff Graham, who manages the division's...recently logged areas, DOF resource forester Kevin Meany said. The seedlings have...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-19/division-forestry-harvests-spruce-co
Outdoors
New Deputy Regional Forester announced

Alaska Regional Forester Beth Pendleton announced that Deputy Regional Forester Rebecca (Becky) Nourse will report on July 28...is currently serving as Acting Deputy Regional Forester for the Intermountain Region in Ogden, Utah...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-29/new-deputy-regional-forester-announc
Outdoors
Despite looming cut, changes to timber program debated

...employees, including state foresters, would be let go. The Ketchikan...management side of the division."Foresters who serve a wildfire management...cut) and they only have one forester there right now and he also...Maisch said. "There are two foresters in the Fairbanks office that...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-05/despite-looming-cut-changes-timber-prog
State | Local | AK legislature
State forestry to be managed from Fairbanks

...state's program, State Forester Chris Maisch said. A regional forester position in Ketchikan would...The diminished number of foresters in the remaining offices...to schedule a visit with a forester or meet with them over the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-12/fairbanks-would-control-state-forestry
State

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