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Hunters find giant spruce burl; burls' cause a mystery

...Hennon said. "The wood has a really just odd kind of pattern to it."Though he sometimes sees trees in the Tongass National Forest that people have cut the burls off of - and occasionally scientists do "destructive sampling" in their research...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-23/hunters-find-giant-spruce-burl-burls
Outdoors
My Turn: Forested communities must be made whole

...in annual funding to the SRS program. Last year, the communities in Southeast's Tongass National Forest and Southcentral's Chugach National Forest received $14.3 million from the SRS program. That may not sound like a lot, but Ketchikan...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-19/my-turn-forested-communities-must-be-
Opinion
Skier digs head out of snow after Alaska avalanche

...avalanche, and survived because he was initially able to dig his head out of the snow, officials with the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center said.The skier, whom officials would not identify, was then pulled from the snow...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-21/skier-digs-head-out-snow-after-alaska-a
State
Study: Tongass transition stalled

...on transitioning the Tongass National Forest to young-growth timber harvests...land use, says the "Tongass National Forest has made no meaningful shift...continued to make its Tongass National Forest timber program its most generously...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-19/study-tongass-transition-stalled
Local
My Turn: Southeast is paying for slow Tongass transition

Alaska's Tongass National Forest garnered headlines in recent...and literature on the Tongass National Forest and Southeast Alaska. We also...allocate budgets and staffing at the national forest level, and could have shifted...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-04/my-turn-southeast-paying-slow-tongass
Opinion
Forest Service criticized over Tongass management

...logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest have stalled and millions of...future of America's largest national forest.U.S. Forest Service officials...Service's top priority on the Tongass National Forest."Focusing so heavily on timber...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-18/forest-service-criticized-over-tongass-
State
Sealaska nears final land claim

...receive the final acres of Tongass National Forest land it is entitled to.Robert...the 17 million-acre Tongass National Forest to Sealaska, fulfilling the...bill's advancement."The Tongass National Forest is a world-class fishery and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-03/sealaska-nears-final-land-claim
Local
2015 Capitol Christmas Tree Project seeks Alaska artists

...Council on the Arts, in partnership with the Chugach National Forest and Alaska Geographic, is looking for Alaskan Artists...decorate the 2015 People's Tree provided by the Chugach National Forest and various smaller trees in offices throughout the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-04/2015-capitol-christmas-tree-project-seeks
Art
Sealaska land bill passes through Congress

...Native Land Entitlement Finalization and Jobs Act will transfer control of a little over 70,000 acres of Tongass National Forest land to Sealaska, the last installment in its decades-old entitlement of 375,000 acres of forest through ANCSA...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/sealaska-land-bill-passes-through-congr
Local
Empire Editorial: Sealaska land deal should move forward

...Sealaska, which will receive 70,000 acres of Tongass National Forest land on Prince of Wales Island and other islands in...Native approval when they established the Tongass National Forest or Glacier Bay National Park - they simply acted without...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-07/empire-editorial-sealaska-land-deal-s
Opinion

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