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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
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
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
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
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
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
Pure Sole: Running And Talking

...hit a parked car, denting the driver's door and removing a headlight. The faster riders escaped into the Tongass National Forest. My buddy and I, enjoying the youthful hilarity of the moment, did not.My hatred of running continued into college...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-29/running-and-talking
Sports
Southeast History in review: Before Dorothy Lake's hydro project

...this remote lake.In 1926 the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics flew a survey taking photographs of the Tongass National Forest. Officially, Dorothy Lake and nearby lakes had been discovered. The first to look at the hydro potential was A...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-25/southeast-history-review-dorothy-lakes-hy
Art

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