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Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

...passed 51-to-49 with no Democratic support, would exempt lands within national parks, national preserves or national monuments from possible transfer.In many western states, the federal government owns the bulk of the land. Some in state governments...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/conservation-groups-push-back-federal
Not For Web
Youth corps, USFS to offer paid summer positions

...and the wet conditions of a temperate rain forest.Four applicants are being sought for a crew on Admiralty Island National Monument District that will work with the Sitka Conservation Society, the Angoon Community Association and the Forest Service, according...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/youth-corps-usfs-offer-paid-summer-p
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: HB 115 a political stunt and nothing more

...which asked if the state should claim "ownership of all federal land in Alaska except Mount McKinley National Park, national monuments established before 1977, Native corporation selections, the Annette Island Reserve, and land controlled by the Department...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-09/empire-editorial-hb-115-political-stu
Opinion | AK legislature
Don Young wary of national monuments

...administration wants to designate national monuments to halt development. Young said in...region could be declared a national monument to stop the proposed Pebble Mine. Another possible national monument designation is Teshekpuk Lake on the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022310/reg_566536962.shtml
Regional News
Yax te totem begins life anew

...first in a totem park in the Auke Bay Area. The totem, he said, is known by several different stories.According to "Monuments in Cedar," by Edward L. Keithahn, the Yax te crest came to the Auk Tlingit this way:"In the remote past, remembered...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-13/yax-t%C3%A9-totem-begins-life-anew
Outdoors
British Columbia approves another gold mine upstream of Southeast Alaska

...is within the watershed of the Unuk River, which flows southwest from British Columbia and into the Misty Fjords National Monument. This watershed is one also shared with the proposed Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell mine. Environmental, fishing and Native...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-31/british-columbia-approves-another-gold-
State
My Turn: The folly of Chenault's federal land grab

...understand what Chennault might be thinking, I looked into the Utah land bill. Like theirs, his bill excludes national parks, monuments, historic sites and military bases. But Chennault is a little greedier. He wants designated wilderness areas that aren't...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-27/moniak-column-folly-chenaults-federal
Opinion
Visitors scarce at some national parks in Alaska in 2014

...national parks in remote northwest Alaska - Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Kobuk Valley National Park and Noatak National Preserve, the Alaska...an area larger than Idaho - in 15 national parks, preserves and monuments.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-18/visitors-scarce-some-national-parks-ala
State
Murkowski pushes back on federal government

...fellow Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan also have introduced legislation that would bar executive action designating national monuments on federal lands and waters without the approval of Congress and the legislatures of the affected states.State lawmakers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/murkowski-pushes-back-federal-governmen
State | AK legislature
Visitors scarce at some national parks in Alaska during 2014

...national parks in remote northwest Alaska - Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Kobuk Valley National Park and Noatak National Preserve, the Alaska...state has 84,375 square miles in 15 national parks, preserves and monuments.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/visitors-scarce-some-national-parks-ala
State

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