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The fifth annual Yakutat Tern Festival kicks off May 28

...Butcher will discuss conservation actions that can be taken to keep birds safe throughout the year.? Join Regional Land Management Planner Mike Goldstein in exploring the unique timing and migration of Aleutian terns as they travel across the world...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-22/fifth-annual-yakutat-tern-festival-k
Outdoors
Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

...of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is executive director of WildEarth Guardians, a group that commonly challenges federal land management agency actions in the West."It's disturbing that a majority of senators think that this idea has legs, that...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/conservation-groups-push-back-federal
Not For Web
Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

...Wales Island. One case challenged the sale and related road construction. Another challenged parts of the Tongass Land Management Plan that guide the Forest Service's old-growth sale planning.Those lawsuits were consolidated by the court this...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-28/conservation-groups-take-big-thorne-fig
State | Local | AK legislature
Letter: Tongass Advisory Committee has predetermined outcome

...input from stakeholders for their revised Tongass Land Management Plan. However, in doing so the USFS brought them...like to work on coming up with ideas for the Tongass Land Management Plan, and then told "here are the ideas you need to come...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-25/letter-tongass-advisory-committee-has
Letters
Sealaska talks sustainability, shared success at conference

...leadership) and Wooch.yax (balance, reciprocity and respect). "We translated some cultural values to push land management planning," Mallott said. The goal is to have the lands still plentiful 500 years or more from today. With a goal...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-19/sealaska-talks-sustainability-shared-su
Local
Quiet ceremony concludes Sealaska land transfer after years of work

...transfer Friday, culminating decades of negotiations. Bud Cribley, director of the Alaska division of the Bureau of Land Management, attended the ceremony that finalized a 375,000-acre entitlement under the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-07/quiet-ceremony-concludes-sealaska-land-
Local
Former mine manager convicted of Clean Water Act violations

...has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine. The recommended sentence includes the possibility of prison time.Bureau of Land Management state director Bud Cribley in a statement said the agency supports responsible development at the mine."We are...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-06/former-mine-manager-convicted-clean-wat
State
My Turn: Sealaska receives new ANCSA land

...land owners in Southeast to help guide sustainable land management practices.We believe that these sustainable practices...throughout Alaska.In Hoonah, Sealaska is leading a land management partnership that includes Huna Totem Corporation...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-26/my-turn-sealaska-receives-new-ancsa-l
Opinion
Flipping Douglas Island

...took about 10 years for Goldbelt to obtain the necessary patents for the townships in West Douglas from the Bureau of Land Management. The deal was made official in 1981.Goldbelt logged a portion of West Douglas in the early 2000s, using cables...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-22/flipping-douglas-island
Local
My Turn: It's time for an Alaska higher education land-grant equivalency plan

...1845, these were Texas public lands. Oil discoveries around the turn of the century began a long history of PUF land management and associated revenues, especially notable when oil was discovered right on PUF land in 1923. PUF earnings were...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-01/my-turn-its-time-alaska-higher-educat
Opinion

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