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Northwest fire crews hope for a break in the weather

...three dozen homes, covered 135 square miles Friday. The blaze is located south of John Day mostly on the Malheur National Forest.____ WASHINGTONThe largest wildfire in Washington state history grew by more than 22 square miles overnight...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-08-28/northwest-fire-crews-hope-break-weat
Regional News
Police work to identify body found on national forest land

...to determine whether a body recovered in the Sierra National Forest is that of a missing 81-year-old woman.The Fresno...skeletal remains and the woman's wallet in the Sierra National Forest.Friesen's daughter Melaney Shaum says her mother...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/police-work-identify-body-found-nationa
State
Massive blazes across dry West drain firefighting resources

...buildings. They are just some of the huge blazes raging in the West.A lightning-sparked fire in Oregon's Malheur National Forest has grown to 63 square miles and destroyed at least 26 houses. An additional 500 structures are threatened by the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/massive-blazes-across-dry-west-drain-
Not For Web
Calmer weather helps crews fighting Western wildfires

...jumped containment lines and roared up a canyon south of Canyon City, driven by 40 mph winds.The fire on the Malheur National Forest has grown to more than 60 square miles. The blaze, one of a dozen large wildfires charring the state Monday, continues...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-18/calmer-weather-helps-crews-fighting-w
Not For Web
Murkowski: Take roadless rule to Supreme Court

...July 29 decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals - that the Clinton-era rule still applies to the Tongass National Forest - was "wrong and wrong-headed.""I don't think we give up until there is no more avenues to proceed," she...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-16/murkowski-take-roadless-rule-supreme-co
State | Local
Girls to stay in adult court in classmate stabbing case

...on the outskirts of the city that same day. They told investigators they planned to walk 300 miles to the Nicolet National Forest, where they hoped to live as Slender Man's servants in his mansion.All three girls were 12 years old at the time...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-11/girls-stay-adult-court-classmate-stab
Not For Web
1,252 acres of forest on Etolin Island to be milled

The Tongass National Forest's Navy Timber Sale Record of Decision...road construction, 0.8 mile of National Forest System road reconstructed and 2...constructed. After harvest, the National Forest System road will be closed to public...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-14/1252-acres-forest-etolin-island-be-mill
Local
Wildfire burning near other blaze expands

...broke out south of the Echo Summit mountain pass.On July 30, a firefighter was killed by a wildfire in the Modoc National Forest while he scouted the area for ways to fight the blaze. Forest Service firefighter David Ruhl, of Rapid City, South...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-11/wildfire-burning-near-other-blaze-exp
Not For Web
Forest Service agreement improves management practices

...steps to conserve the 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest by transitioning to sustainable, second growth forest...For more information on this agreement, the Tongass National Forest young-growth transition strategy, the Tongass Advisory...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-02/forest-service-agreement-improves-m
Neighbors
Portions of Unit 4 closed to mountain goat harvest

...and the Sitka Area Office of ADF&G. Information on Federal subsistence management special actions for the Tongass National Forest can be found at http://www.fs.usda.gov/news/tongass/news-events. For additional information, call...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-31/portions-unit-4-closed-mountain-goat
Outdoors

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