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Empire Editorial: Sealaska land deal should move forward

...plans to log and mine its new acquisition.We are sympathetic to that argument: We would prefer Sealaska leave old-growth forest standing and seek profits somehow else, perhaps by preserving the land and selling carbon credits or making it...

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

...public lands. Conservation groups have also spoken out against handing over the land, in the interest of preserving old-growth forest.Murkowski said in a news release that she has "worked tirelessly with all stakeholders to address concerns...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-03/sealaska-nears-final-land-claim
Local
Is 'minimal' impact too much?

...2B alternative, 400 acres of old growth forest would be removed to make way...Alternative 3 would see 265 acres of old-growth forest removed on the east and west...old-growth trees. "It is old-growth forest ... and we pay attention to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/minimal-impact-too-much
Local
My Turn: Road makes no economic sense

...of which are classified as especially dangerous. It would likely affect 136 eagle nests, consume 412 acres of old-growth forest, and gobble up 130 acres of wetlands, fish habitat and highly productive tidelands. Road proponents have always...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/my-turn-road-makes-no-economic-sense
Local
What young adult novels have taught me about how America will be destroyed

...novel: When the oil-exploding bacterium comes, don't drive, run.Living in Southeast Alaska bonus point: Old-growth forest stops the all-consuming white tiger orchid that spreads like a weed and leaves the earth a wasteland in its...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/randi-spray/2014-11-13/what-young-adult-novels
My Turn: Let's not cook the goose that lays the golden eggs

...Tongass timber job - as the New York Times recently reported. While our taxpayers swallow a net economic loss, our old-growth forests are shipped back to us from Asia as profitable products.If the goal is prosperous communities on the Tongass...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-16/my-turn-lets-not-cook-goose-lays-gold
Opinion
Government agrees to wolf decision deadline

...supposed to come one year after that."The Alexander Archipelago wolves are a subspecies of gray wolves that live in old-growth forest of southeast Alaska.The conservation groups want greater protection for the wolves in the Tongass National Forest...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-24/government-agrees-wolf-decision-deadlin
State
Letter: Environmental groups speak for the people

...United States has met the same inevitable burnt-out fate, sadly, after destroying nearly every scrap of their old-growth forests. Perhaps this is the fate the Empire would like Southeast Alaska to meet.The Kensington lawsuit resulted from...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-23/letter-environmental-groups-speak-peo
Letters
Government agrees to wolf-decision deadline

...supposed to come one year after that."The Alexander Archipelago wolves are a subspecies of gray wolves that live in old-growth forest of southeast Alaska.The conservation groups want greater protection for the wolves in the Tongass National Forest...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-25/government-agrees-wolf-decision-deadlin
State
Empire Editorial: It's time for sustainable logging

...outlines the harvesting of some 5,000 acres of old growth forest. Whether or not that sale comes to fruition is up...areas such as karst, existing no-cut buffers and old-growth forest.The numbers look promising."We focused on logs...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/empire-editorial-its-time-sustainable
Opinion

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