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Former Juneau resident named superintendent for Kenai/Prince William Sound state parks

...work with stakeholders, agencies, and organizations that have an interest in our state park system," said State Parks Director Ben Ellis.Ellis appointed Blackwell to the position after the retirement of Jack Sinclair, the previous area parks...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-09-28/former-juneau-resident-named-superin
Outdoors
Free guided hikes Jan. 1 in parks in all 50 states

...way of life but also to promote state parks as a year-round recreation option," said Priscilla Geigis, state parks director in Massachusetts and organizer of the national effort. "The park managers got people on hikes who live right there...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-12-21/free-guided-hikes-jan-1-parks-all-50
Outdoors
State Briefs

...Nine state parks in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough will close this summer because of a legislative budget cut that parks director Jim Stratton calls "sheer lunacy." Republicans on the House Finance Committee say Department of Natural Resources...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052302/sta_briefs.shtml
News
Anger mounts over park, road closures

...reverse park and road closures that it says were required by legislative budget cuts. Rep. Scott Ogan and state parks director Jim Stratton exchanged harsh correspondence Thursday over Ogan's removal of a park closure sign June 14 at Big Lake...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062102/sta_parkclose.shtml
News
Why the surprise at parks closing?

...to stifle the laugh because the whole episode is so ludicrous it really isn't funny. While a beleaguered state parks director cries "vandalism" and "bad example for the public" at Ogan's sign ripoff, Ogan scoffs, points fingers, and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062702/let_letter2.shtml
Opinion
State Briefs

...Lewanski works well with the public and will be good in a job demanding lots of "community outreach," said state parks director Jim Stratton. Park users praised the move. "Jerry knows the park intimately, he's worked day in and day out...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071102/sta_stbriefs.shtml
News
State Briefs

...Association has been chosen to head the state Division of Habitat. William "Chip" Dennerlein, 51, a former state parks director, was picked for the job Tuesday by Gov. Tony Knowles. "Chip Dennerlein knows the land, resources, communities...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122001/sta_briefs.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...statistics from the National Association of State Parks Directors: Alaska has more state park land than any other state...million acres of state park land. Jim Stratton, state parks director since 1995, said: ``We have, next to Hawaii...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021599/Ope_edit.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...ivory and other artifacts. ``I'm fairly certain it will not be open for the rest of the summer,'' state parks director Garry said. ``Everyone agrees it's historically important to the city and state. But how to manage it with no...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081299/Loc_wickersham.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...The study was based on surveys filled out by state park directors, but 18 states didn't submit answers, including...the states," said Charles Sulkin, Delaware's parks director. "We're not just comparing apples and oranges...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082500/Bre_Breakin.shtml

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