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The second strangest story ever told Kushtakas, which in Tlingit translates to mean "land otter man." A Kushtaka is said to lure people into the sea or forest by posing as a dead friend, relative, or a beautiful woman, or by mimicking the cries of a child. After it's got...
Forest Service will get public's help as it drafts logging plan for Tongass

...growth over the next decade.The USFS will use the committee's input to revise the 2008 Tongass Land Management Plan, or forest plan, in hopes of reviving the timber industry in Southeast Alaska.After receiving 75 applications from Tongass Advisory...
It's raining, it's pouring, but staying inside is boring...

...that trail you don't tend to get as much rain as in other parts of town." Hikers can also make one of the six state or Forest Service cabins their goal. No matter how cold and wet the hike up, a snack break and chance to dry off inside make the...
Fair air

...9, tourists can bring home a pressurized can of pure Alaska Air in one of four flavors, Mountain, Ocean, Glacier or Forest. For the true Alaska experience, the cans recommend refrigeration before use. The idea came out of a conversation Douglas...
Final decision issued for Tok biomass sale

...25-year contract is necessary for the successful bidder to obtain private sector funding to build a combined heat and power or forest products facility. The amount of trees proposed for harvest falls well within the annual allowable cut for maintaining...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...being turned over to the federal government. The large-caliber rifle will probably see use by federal Park Service or Forest Service officials for bear protection, Tuttle said. The eagle suffered severe damage from the bullet and died, Tuttle...
For some animals, Halloween costumes last all year

...shadow underneath. This emphasizes the moose's three-dimensional shape, distinguishing it from the surrounding brush or forest. For deer, which rely more on concealment than their larger cousins, a white belly brightens the shadows. This effectively...
Ted Nugent set for court date in illegal kill case

...which says he also agreed to a two-year probation, including a special condition that he not hunt or fish in Alaska or Forest Service properties for one year. He also agreed to create a public service announcement that would be broadcast on his...
Proposed salmon rules give states power

...illustrates the lack of progress in steps to make agriculture less harmful to salmon, he added. Ray Wilkeson of the Oregon Forest Industries Council said federal 4(d) rules already in place in southern Oregon and Northern California to protect...
Out the road, a new research forest

...we were doing." Ecology research demands long-term data. Logs, for example, may decompose over decades. One Oregon forest is running an experiment designed to last 300 years. And, Edwards said, most climate change is predicted to climax...


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