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Officials prepare to update Kachemak use plan

...watercraft in the bay. The board rejected that idea.In 2000, Gov. Tony Knowles and then State Parks Division Director Jim Stratton issued orders banning personal watercraft in the Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat Area and Kachemak Bay State Park.Guzenski...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-17/officials-prepare-update-kachemak-use-p
State
Anger mounts over park, road closures

...and road closures that it says were required by legislative budget cuts. Rep. Scott Ogan and state parks director Jim Stratton exchanged harsh correspondence Thursday over Ogan's removal of a park closure sign June 14 at Big Lake South State...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062102/sta_parkclose.shtml
News
National parks draw tourists to Alaska

...state's economy, a new study shows. Last year, 2.1 million people visited national parks in the state, said Jim Stratton, regional director for the National Parks Conservation Association, a park advocacy group. Visitors to Denali, Glacier...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112803/sta_parks.shtml
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State bans Jet Skis from park waters around Homer

...outright bans are expected. ``Anything we do will be done with public input,'' said State Parks Division Director Jim Stratton. Kachemak Bay area residents told state officials personal watercraft were making too much noise and impacting critical...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072700/Loc_jetskis.html
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...outright bans are expected. ``Anything we do will be done with public input,'' said State Parks Division Director Jim Stratton. Kachemak Bay area residents told state officials personal watercraft were making too much noise and impacting critical...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072700/Loc_jetskis.shtml
Haines: State lifts moratorium on commercial tours in eagle preserve

...moratorium was put in place during September 2000 while the state revised the 1985 eagle preserve management plan. Jim Stratton, director of the Division of Parks, said the freeze on new tours was needed while planners assessed possible impacts...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092202/sta_haines2.shtml
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Parks are treasures; we must fund them

...the United States, 16 are in Alaska. That's 16 maintenance workers for 3.3 million acres of state park land. Jim Stratton, state parks director since 1995, said: ``We have, next to Hawaii, the smallest staff of any state park system...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021599/Ope_edit.html
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...the United States, 16 are in Alaska. That's 16 maintenance workers for 3.3 million acres of state park land. Jim Stratton, state parks director since 1995, said: ``We have, next to Hawaii, the smallest staff of any state park system...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021599/Ope_edit.shtml
Groups sue to ban four-wheelers in park

...show that ATV use is compatible with park purposes, such as scenic beauty, healthy wildlife and backpacking, said Jim Stratton, Alaska director for National Parks Conservation Association. The process would give the public a chance to comment...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070406/sta_20060704009.shtml
News
Operator appeals ban on eagle baiting

...studied the impact of feeding eagles before banning the activity, Duck and Karen Hess wrote. State Parks Director Jim Stratton said the company's tour business likely is protected as a traditional use, but eagle baiting is not. "They've...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071001/sta_EagleBaiting.shtml
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