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Agency proposes critical habitat for ringed seals

...Alaska's north and west coast as critical habitat for the main prey of polar bears.The...Tuesday that it's proposing critical habitat for ringed seals throughout U.S. jurisdiction...information, our scientists identified the habitat features that are essential for sustaining...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-05/agency-proposes-critical-habitat-rin
Outdoors
Letter: Ambler road study one piece of the puzzle

...project, such as herd response to the road or proposed mining. The road corridor is on the eastern edge of the herd's winter habitat, which did not receive significant use during the time period that was analyzed. So while the study provides valuable information...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-12-18/letter-ambler-road-study-one-piece-pu
Letters
Empire Editorial: What is the cost of beauty?

...Glacier trails will still be free. Proceeds won't disappear - they'll be put toward projects in and around the center. Fish habitat will be restored at Steep Creek and the center will take steps toward becoming a place for climate change education. Neary...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-17/empire-editorial-what-cost-beauty
Opinion
Little impact on Ambler road caribou

...small amount of high-quality winter habitat used by the region's huge caribou herd...National Park Service has found.Projected habitat loss from three road scenarios ranges...studied are limited to direct loss of winter habitat expected from construction of the road...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-15/little-impact-ambler-road-caribou
State
My Turn: Real oil spill solution long overdue

...of the fish and wildlife populations, habitats and resource services haven't yet recovered...privately owned critical fish and wildlife habitat, but the council has yet to acquire the...waters in the spill region. To date, the habitat protection program has focused solely...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-14/my-turn-real-oil-spill-solution-long-
Opinion
An invitation to prey

...more welcome neighbors with an enticing habitat for cavity-nesting owls.The varieties of small owls they hope to attract have a habitat range that includes Juneau's temperate...much in the forest," she said. The habitat at the garden is more welcoming.Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-01/invitation-prey
Local
North Pole sues over refinery contamination

...human consumption and endangers the public health or welfare, or fish, animals, vegetation or any other part of the natural habitat in which it is found," the lawsuit said.Flint Hills spokesman Jeff Cook said the company has no comment. "It's not...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-30/north-pole-sues-over-refinery-contamina
State
Murkowski praises passage of duck stamp bill

...widespread support on both sides of the aisle."The Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014 updates the fee structure for duck stamps to ensure the legal hunting on public lands and to also aid conservation efforts on lands where game and habitat live.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-05/murkowski-praises-passage-duck-stamp
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: Sealaska land deal should move forward

...includes language that preserves 150,000 acres - more than twice the area being conveyed to Sealaska - for salmon and forest habitat. We hope this will offset the conservation losses through the land conveyance and assuage the concerns of people in places...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-07/empire-editorial-sealaska-land-deal-s
Opinion
City plans trade for 'Field of Fireweed'

...fishing and hunting regulations, and relationships with landowners. The motion for intervention stated "TSI's interests in habitat, hunting and fishing values were threatened by the type of uses allowed in the zoning Bicknell is seeking."The city is...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-04/city-plans-trade-field-fireweed
Local

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