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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-19/study-tongass-transition-stalled
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-20/waiting-white-mountains-good-luck
Sports
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-29/state-claims-20000-acres-edge-anwr
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-28/visions-quick-switch
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/state-seeks-intervene-timber-lawsuits
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-10/blm-announces-fee-free-days-2015
Outdoors
Tribal groups seek greater role in land management

...to 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-06/tribal-groups-seek-greater-role-land-ma
State
My Turn: Time for bold actions on the Tongass now, not in 10 years

...fact, the law actually gives the agency broad discretion to harvest younger trees simply by amending the Tongass Land Management Plan. The timber industry claims it can't market younger trees even though it is already doing this on its own...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-05/my-turn-time-bold-actions-tongass-now
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/my-turn-alaska-turns-young-growth-for
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-05/senators-push-fish-research-juneau
Local

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