SEACC director, facing cancer, resigns

...inspired opposition to transboundary mining.SEACC was formed in 1970 to oppose large-scale logging in the Tongass National Forest. It has since expanded its scope to support climate change, local sustainability and fisheries issues.Marvin told...
Keystone off the table, but pipeline fight builds

...than three dozen organizations in Virginia and West Virginia opposed to the pipeline's possible path through two national forests, among other natural attractions."Energy is indeed important and energy is important in creating new jobs. I...
Nation and World
Letter: Cabin rental fee hike

...income) but more than doubling fees and bringing them to $75/night is not affordable and is counter to keeping our national forests accessible to all.I urge readers concerned with these changes to provide comments to the USFS before Dec. 1...
Indonesia uses trained elephants to control forest fires

...forest watchdogs."Carrying water pumps and other equipment, elephants and their crews patrol burned areas in the national forest to ensure that fires don't reappear after smoldering beneath the peat.Supartono, the head of the Riau Forestry...
Nation and World
US Capitol Christmas tree rolls through South Dakota saw the Corn Palace last summer and decided to add the stop.The Lutz spruce was chosen from the Chugach National Forest as part of a program run by the U.S. Forest Service. The tree will be decorated with more than 2,000 ornaments...
Coastal subsistence study: The faces behind the findings

...Assessment Center. The researchers hope to next year increase the study's scope to include communities in the Chugach National Forest as well as Sitka and Juneau. ? Bethany Goodrich is a freelance storyteller and the Communications Coordinator for...
Sealaska announces dividend, shares plans for 2016 and beyond more than that 2 percent Sealaska owns," he said, referring to Tongass National Forest, which at more than 20 million acres is the largest national forest in the U.S.Of the 70,000 acres recently acquired, 1,099 will be used for...
State | Local
Tongass Advisory Committee to meet

The federal Tongass National Forest Advisory Committee will meet in Ketchikan from Dec. 1-3...environmental impact statement for the amendment to the Tongass National Forest plan and review its recommendations to the Forest Service about...
Forest Service proposes raised cabin fees

...mostly those in more rural areas of the Tongass National Forest, will increase less significantly, stay the same...changes, which apply both to the Chugach and Tongass national forests, will be phased in gradually, over the course of...
Forest Service considers cabin fee hikes in Chugach, Tongass

...asking for public input as it considers whether to raise rental rates for 184 public cabins in the Chugach and Tongass national forests.According to the Forest Service proposal, the rate increases would be implemented in stages across three years...


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