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Board of Forestry to meet March 23-24

The Board of Forestry will meet in Juneau and by teleconference...March 23 and 24 to discuss statewide forestry issues and participate in a forest fisheries...attend. The board will discuss statewide forestry issues from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-06/board-forestry-meet-march-23-24
Outdoors
Despite looming cut, changes to timber program debated

...He also said making any changes to forestry law adds to confusion, and making timber...adds more confusion to the patchwork of forestry law," Young said. "It's really...1.3 million cut to the Division of Forestry isn't reversed.The cut almost eliminates...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-05/despite-looming-cut-changes-timber-prog
State | Local | AK legislature
Around town for Tuesday, Feb. 25

...every Wednesday, Safeway Deli. All welcome. Details: 789-3431.ACRC Brown Bag seminar, noon-1 p.m., at Juneau Forestry Sciences Lab conference room. The topic will be "What do southeast Alaska's bats do in the winter?".Lunchtime Power...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-25/around-town-tuesday-feb-25
Local
Around town for Tuesday, Feb. 24

...Application Assistance, 2p.m. - 5p.m., at the Downtown Library.ACRC Brown Bag seminar, 12-1 p.m., at Juneau Forestry Sciences Lab conference room. The topic will be "What do southeast Alaska's bats do in the winter?".Eaglecrest Board...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-24/around-town-tuesday-feb-24
Local
After Funny River, fire academy faces axe

...rural jobs. The committee will look to fund the program through a different state department.Also hit was the Division of Forestry's Southwest region firefighting staff. Through the governor's cuts, the staff, based in McGrath, would be diminished...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/after-funny-river-fire-academy-faces-ax
State | AK legislature
Photo: Toppled tree

Animal Austin, left, and Cal Richert of Last Frontier Forestry and Tree Service view a large tree on Wednesday that came down on the first bridge on the Dupont Trail at the end of Thane Road. Sunday's wind storm is believed to have toppled the tree.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-05/photo-toppled-tree
Local
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 future timber...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-19/division-forestry-harvests-spruce-co
Outdoors
Juneau Nordic Ski Team preparing for Buckwheat

...are located on the S. Klondike Highway, 27 miles north of Skagway and are recognized as an official recreation area by BC Forestry.The race was founded by Skagway's Buckwheat Donahue in 1987 and consists of a 50K, 25K and 10K classic cross country ski...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-20/juneau-nordic-ski-team-preparing-buckw
Sports
For Tongass' future, panelists talk timber

...the estimates provided, Catherine Mater, an Oregon-based forestry engineer, suggests a transition is possible in as few as five...only sustained them, but built that growth," she said.Forestry Consultant Don Reimer, based out of Vancouver, B.C...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-22/tongass-future-panelists-talk-timber
Local
On the Trails: Findings on the North Douglas rainforest trail

...wide but others may be a foot or more in width. According to the forest pathologists (Paul Hennon and Robin Mulvey) at the Forestry Sciences Lab, these areas have been infected by the so-called rough-bark fungus that does not damage the wood but rather...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/trails-findings-north-douglas-rainfo
Outdoors

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