Sealaska land bill passes through Congress

...Sealaska Vice President Jaeleen Araujo said. Once the bill becomes law, Sealaska will work with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and other federal agencies to receive the land conveyances.? Contact reporter Katie Moritz at 523-2294 or at katherine...
Study: Tongass transition stalled

...proposes a new approach to forest management on the Tongass National Forest that builds from the existing Tongass Land Management plan and will move timber harvesting into roaded, young growth areas and away from old-growth timber in roadless...
Waiting for White Mountains? Good luck!

...Alaska Slam Ultra-Endurance races have found the White Mountains 100 out of reach.The United States Bureau of Land Management caps the field at 65 participants and a waiting list of over 90 athletes is hoping for a competitor to have a change...
Visions of a quick switch

...Northwest, where Mater said she experienced the timber wars.It will be about two years before the next updated Tongass Land Management Plan is completed, and 18 months before the Geos Institute and Mater Engineering-led pilot project is complete...
Tribal groups seek greater role in land management be at odds with some components of the proposals.However, the state is amenable to working with landowners on land management, and open to some versions of co-management - within the bounds of current regulations - wrote Alaska Department...
BLM announces Fee-Free Days for 2015

The Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, will waive recreation-related fees for visitors...
State claims 20,000 acres on edge of ANWR

...the state said in a briefing paper.A letter sent by the Department of Natural Resources to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which has jurisdiction over the acreage if the Fish and Wildlife Service does not, asks BLM to give a priority...
Update: State seeks to intervene in timber lawsuits

...state's request to the U.S. District Court in the three cases, including one that challenges the 2008 Tongass Land Management plan that allows the Big Thorne timber sale to move forward. The state wants to join as a party defendant or a friend...
My Turn: Alaska turns to young growth forests

...within the next 10 to 15 years. A key part of the transition will be to develop an amendment to the existing Tongass Land Management Plan that charts the path forward for a young growth industry by ensuring a sustainable long-term supply of young...
Senators push for fish research in Juneau

...climate change vulnerability research, watershed restoration and monitoring, fish stream crossings and the Tongass Land Management Plan Amendment scientific assessments. Sen. Lisa Murkowski agrees that any scientist conducting research on Alaskan...


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