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Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board recruiting for board opening

...programs.The primary role of the ORTAB is to assist in evaluating grant proposals for the Recreational Trail Grant and Land and Water Conservation Fund programs. ORTAB members may also be asked for advice on other related subjects, which may include...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/outdoor-recreational-trails-advisory
Outdoors
Unmanned aircraft prohibited in America's National Parks

...this week that directs superintendents nationwide to prohibit launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service. "We embrace many activities in national parks because they enhance visitor...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-27/unmanned-aircraft-prohibited-america
Outdoors
My Turn: Far-fetched scenarios possible if EPA's power left unchecked

...predictable, and fair.This bipartisan measure does not eliminate EPA's veto power or prohibit the protection of any lands and waters. It does not make it easier for a project to win approval, or weaken the environmental review process that major...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-04/my-turn-far-fetched-scenarios-possibl
Opinion
DNR seeking input on Interior land offerings

The Division of Mining, Land and Water is seeking public input on its preliminary decision to reoffer two remote recreational cabin site staking areas in Interior Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-11/dnr-seeking-input-interior-land-offe
Outdoors
My Turn: House Bill 77 cuts permitting inefficiency that harms Alaskans

...projects passed the Legislature.However, DNR's efforts through House Bill 77 to increase the efficiency of our land and water-use authorizations did not pass last year. It is important to note that most provisions of the bill did not trigger...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-13/my-turn-house-bill-77-cuts-permitting
Opinion
My Turn: Alaska officials need to pay attention to BC mines

My grandmother who raised me taught me an important lesson - take care of the land and water, and it will take care of our present and future generations. I try to live by that principle every day. That's why I'm...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-13/my-turn-alaska-officials-need-pay-att
Opinion
Sullivan campaign blasts new ad as misleading

...several sections of it, his spokeswoman has said.Wyn Menefee, chief of operations for the state Division of Mining, Land and Water within the Department of Natural Resources, said he didn't see a connection between hunting access and the general...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-21/sullivan-campaign-blasts-new-ad-mislead
State
Controversial permitting bill nixed in senate

A controversial bill from last session that sought to streamline the land and water use permitting process to make mining easier is dead for the session.Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, and chair of the Senate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-04/controversial-permitting-bill-nixed-sen
State | AK legislature
Senate panel considers reworked permitting bill

...activities that adhere to terms of the permit.Wyn Menefee, chief of operations for the state Division of Mining, Land and Water, has said the type of activities that would fall under that category are fairly small, such as boat storage on a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-11/senate-panel-considers-reworked-permitt
State | AK legislature
Gas line, permitting bills things to watch this week

...Natural Resources commissioner too much power.Wyn Menefee, chief of operations for the state Division of Mining, Land and Water, said there was misunderstanding about the public comment portion. He said the administration was not trying to limit...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-10/gas-line-permitting-bills-things-watch-
State | AK legislature

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