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My Turn: Alaskan timber industry may jeopardize Alaska

...like Port Alexander, Point Baker, Wrangell, Hoonah, and others. Salmon pay the bills, and salmon need healthy upland habitat.My current industry - tourism - is responsible for more than 4,000 Southeast jobs every year, provides opportunities for...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-05/alaskan-timber-industry-may-jeopardiz
Opinion
Active forest management is health for our forests

...pre-commercially thinned to improve the overall forest health, including habitat for Sitka black-tailed deer and prey species such as wolves...forest products as well as healthy growing trees and enhanced habitat for resident species of fish and game. Social benefits of...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-04/active-forest-management-health-our-f
Letters
Feds still trying to plan fate of island's roaming feral cattle

...The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge has long planned to remove the non-native herds, which are battering the habitat of native wildlife such as seabirds and salmon. Now refuge officials are working on a draft environmental impact statement...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-03/feds-still-trying-plan-fate-islands-r
Not For Web
Alaska Science Forum: An oasis on the Seward Peninsula

...nest constructed on the church and its mate hooting from the former nuns' quarters. The owls live on an island of forest habitat in the middle of a land with no trees. Both buildings supporting the owls are part of the Catholic mission started there in...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-01/alaska-science-forum-oasis-seward-pe
Outdoors
My Turn: Gwich'in vs. climate change

...degradation threaten the caribou's habitat and survival. Warming events...Porcupine caribou herd. The habitat of caribou is shrinking with...with it the loss of caribou habitat. As climate change reduces critical habitats, declines in caribou populations...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-14/my-turn-gwichin-vs-climate-change
Opinion
Study lists Alaska climate change winners

...changes in boreal and Arctic habitats used by 162 bird species and...or that use coast or river habitats, the Alaska Dispatch News...Station. "It'll also create habitat for some of the large ungulates...other changes will diminish habitat for migratory waterfowl such...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-30/study-lists-alaska-climate-change-winne
State
Big Thorne timber suit chopped down

...argued in their suit that deer and wolf habitat would be damaged by harvesting timber...appropriate process by failing to consider the habitats.Alaska U.S. District Court Judge...it doesn't make sense to clearcut habitat and damage salmon streams for what is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/big-thorne-timber-suit-chopped-down
State | AK legislature
The story behind the return of the wood bison

...land and air more than 300 miles within three days, and just 10 days later, were released to thousands of acres of prime habitat. It's a pleasure to congratulate past and present ADF&G staff members Bob Stephenson (who conceived the project in 1992...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-20/story-behind-return-wood-bison
Opinion
Alaskans can help answer 'Where have all the rusty blackbirds gone?'

...and some of the possible causes for its drastic decline. Habitat loss and degradation on the breeding and winter range, climate...is known about its migration. Migration routes, timing and habitat use during migration remain almost completely unknown. Are...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/alaskans-can-help-answer-where-have-
Outdoors
Gray whales' Pacific crossing leads to questions of origin

...the paper but said Thursday protecting critical gray whale habitat off Sakhalin from chronic pollution, noise and industrial...doesn't negate the big conservation effort to protect the habitat for this migratory species in a place that would otherwise...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/gray-whales-pacific-crossing-leads-ques
State

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