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The story behind the return of the wood bison

...University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Natural Resources and Agriculture Science donated feed and silos. USFS Chugach National Forest awarded a lease of additional pastureland to AWCC. Natural Resource Conservation Service provided fencing. The project...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-20/story-behind-return-wood-bison
Opinion
HB 115, Leaders do the right thing

...behind rather than fighting for Alaska and what is right.Most Alaskans consider the restricted access to the Tongass National Forest harmful to Alaska. Southeast Alaskans watched friends, neighbors and businesses leave Alaska as our forest industry...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-19/hb-115-leaders-do-right-thing
Letters
Big Thorne timber injunction denied

...today's decision," SEACC Executive Director Malena Marvin told the Empire by email. "The Tongass is the only national forest in the country still heavily subsidizing old-growth clearcut logging, and doing so at an economic loss to American...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/big-thorne-timber-injunction-denied
State | Local
Egan's attempt to save Haines forestry office fails in Senate

...said Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka.With environmental organizations protesting each timber sale in the Tongass National Forest, Southeast lumber mills have become reliant on sales in state forests. SB 32 now heads to the Alaska House for consideration...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/egans-attempt-save-haines-forestry-offi
State | AK legislature
Marijuana ruling disappoints advocates

...conspiring to grow at least 1,000 pot plants as part of an operation that included land in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in California. Several defendants have settled their cases, leaving nine to face trial.____Thanawala reported...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/marijuana-ruling-disappoints-advocate
Not For Web
A name restored

...cartographer for the Alaska region of the U.S. Forest Service, who has been involved in naming processes for places on National Forest land.In 2012, the U.S. Board of Geographic Names approved Gandlaay Haanaa - with an underscore under the initial...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-15/known-name
Art
Living & Growing: An interdependent web

I grew up the daughter of two foresters, with the Chugach National Forest as my backyard. Some of my earliest memories involve the outdoors and spending time in the amazing places that south-central...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-04-19/living-growing-interdependent-web
Neighbors
Big Thorne timber suit chopped down

...filed by conservation groups to stop a federal Tongass National Forest timber sale was dismissed Friday by an Anchorage judge...Southeast Alaska and is the United States' largest national forest.The majority of the timber would go to Viking Lumber...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/big-thorne-timber-suit-chopped-down
State | AK legislature
Yellow cedar under consideration for endangered species protection

...Native Alaska cultures and valued as of high value to the timber industry.The decision is great news for the Tongass National Forest and for yellow cedar, said Rebecca Noblin, an attorney in Anchorage for the Center for Biological Diversity, one...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/yellow-cedar-under-consideration-end
Outdoors
Arizona forest boss to lead Tongass

...up for his new gig as Tongass National Forest supervisor this spring.The current Coconino National Forest supervisor now works in Flagstaff...of the United States' largest national forest, which spans 17 million acres...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-06/arizona-forest-boss-lead-tongass
State

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