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Century old law returns to fund forest communities

...some communities dependent on national forests.At the end of last year...communities dependent on income from national forests.According the Forest Service...of the proceeds earned from national forests, before states started receiving...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/century-old-law-returns-fund-forest-com
State
My Turn: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, politics or science?

...public benefits through the given activity.7. Experience managing fish/wildlife habitat (e.g., state parks, national forests, etc.) and protecting the waters/land against threats to its value as habitat: 8. University training in fisheries...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-25/my-turn-alaska-department-fish-and-ga
Opinion
My Turn: Tourism suffers under Forest Service management

...1 million in revenue.During recent appropriations hearings, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) lamented that national forests in the Lower 48 are increasingly focused on tourism and recreation and are being managed more like national parks...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-21/tourism-suffers-under-forest-service-
Opinion
Federal Subsistence Hunting and Trapping Regulations to change

...use permit.Federal public lands include national wildlife refuges; national parks, monuments and preserves; national forests; national wild and scenic rivers; and national conservation and recreation areas. These lands also include Bureau...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-16/federal-subsistence-hunting-and-trap
Outdoors
My Turn: Tongass Advisory Committee fails tourism

...extensive clearcuts and antiquated management practices. Most of our guests come to Alaska from down south, where national forests have been leveled and little old growth remains. They correctly see the Tongass as America's last ancient forest...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-13/my-turn-tongass-advisory-committee-fa
Opinion
My Turn: Forested communities must be made whole

...century ago to actively manage our national forests and pay a quarter of the revenue...that revenue generated from national forests be shared to help fund essential...revenue. Active management of our national forests created good jobs in rural communities...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-19/my-turn-forested-communities-must-be-
Opinion
Applications for Voices Of The Wilderness 2014 artist residencies accepted through Feb. 19

Voices Of The Wilderness, an artist-in-residence program on the Tongass National Forest, Chugach National Forests and Western Arctic Parklands, will be accepting applications for 2014 summer residencies through Feb. 19. This year, residencies...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-02-06/applications-voices-wilderness-2014
Neighbors
Email applications for Voices Of The Wilderness 2014 artist residencies accepted through March 1

Voices Of The Wilderness, an artist-in-residence program on the Tongass National Forest, Chugach National Forests and Western Arctic Parklands, is still accepting emailed applications for residencies in Tracy Arm-Ford's Terror Wilderness...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-02-27/email-applications-voices-wilderness-2014
Art
Forest Service criticized over Tongass management

...money will be spent, said Beth Pendleton, the Forest Service's regional forester for the Alaska region, and national forests throughout the country have seen a drop in funding directed to recreation, wilderness and trails programs.In addition...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-18/forest-service-criticized-over-tongass-
State
Sealaska land bill passes through Congress

...ANCSA entitlement in 2008. Since then, it has met opposition from Republicans in Congress who wanted to keep the national forests public, as well as conservation groups that want to preserve old growth timber. Sealaska plans to log about 68...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/sealaska-land-bill-passes-through-congr
Local

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