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Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...6-5 that overturned the Tongass National Forest's exemption to the President...harvests on 58.5 million acres of National Forest System Land. In 2003, the Tongass...development in the nation's largest national forest. Proponents say the rule is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/tongass-exemption-roadless-rule-overtur
State
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
My Turn: Tongass programs growing in right direction

...federal funding for the Tongass National Forest recreation program. ATIA, along...being surrounded by the Tongass National Forest, ATIA thanks Sen. Lisa Murkowski...even steeper for the Tongass National Forest, which has suffered nearly three...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-28/my-turn-tongass-programs-growing-righ
Opinion
Artist's marine debris headed to US Capitol

...Capitol Building.Kodiak's Bonnie Dillard is one of 10 Alaska artists chosen to provide ornaments for a Chugach National Forest tree that will be featured in Washington, D.C., this winter, KTVA-TV reported.It will be the first time...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/artists-marine-debris-headed-us-capitol
State
Meetings set for invasive plants discussion

The Tongass National Forest is developing an invasive plant management plan for northern units...Anne Marie, 747-6671.For more information, contact Tongass National Forest Ecology, Botany and Invasive Species Program manager Patti Krosse...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-15/meetings-set-invasive-plants-discussion
Local
Bearfest kicks off Wednesday in Wrangell

...Institute in Bozeman, Montana; Bobbie Jo Skibo, Russian River interagency management coordinator with the Chugach National Forest; Dee Galla, outdoor recreation planner for the Anan Wildlife Observatory; and Joe Delabrue, area wildlife biologist...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-22/bearfest-kicks-wednesday-wrangell
Art
Businesses pen Tongass letter to Congress

...Congress to spend more on Tongass National Forest recreation programs, they wrote...important program in the Tongass (National Forest)," the letter states.In...email last week.The Tongass National Forest had a budget of about $47 million...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-19/businesses-pen-tongass-letter-congress
Local
More guided tours on tap for glacier

...000."This decision is pretty big in that it's offering more opportunities for the public to connect with their national forest," Berger said.Twenty-eight companies are already permitted to operate at the glacier, according to a Forest...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-12/more-guided-tours-tap-glacier
Local
House GOP: Use disaster fund for wildfires

...fires be treated like federal disasters, an attempt to win broader support for legislation that targets overgrown national forest lands.The legislation focuses on speeding timber harvests and the removal of underbrush the Forest Service deems...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-09/house-gop-use-disaster-fund-wildfires
State
USFS invites public to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day; bird walks begin

JUNEAU - The Tongass National Forest will host International Migratory Bird Day activities on Saturday...day will mark more than 17 years of participation by Tongass National Forest.Morning events will be held at the Juneau Community Garden...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-15/usfs-invites-public-celebrate-intern
Outdoors

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