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Groups want hunting season suspended for rare wolves

...preemptively close hunting and trapping seasons for Alexander Archipelago wolves, a southeast Alaska species that den in the root systems of large trees.They also asked the Federal Subsistence Board to close subsistence hunting and trapping, and the U...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/groups-want-hunting-season-suspended-ra
State
Firefighters battle two Juneau wildfires

...were started by still-smoldering, abandoned campfires, officials say.The fires, which are scorching underground root systems, felling trees and charring land, are contained but haven't been stamped out, officials said."We're at the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-07/firefighters-battle-two-juneau-wildfire
Local
One of two area wildfires out

...Amalga Harbor in Favorite Channel, saw damage to its Spruce and Hemlock trees as the fires charred the trees' anchoring root systems."It's all burnt out," he said of the area where the fire spread on the island, which he estimated covered one-tenth...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-10/one-two-area-wildfires-out
Local
Empire Editorial: Put it 'cold out'

...campgrounds. But preventing fires in our rainforest also means preserving the integrity of our hillsides (fires eat away at root systems, causing erosion), of our beach fringes and ensuring a nutrient rich soil system. Patti Krosse, a forest ecologist...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-13/empire-editorial-put-it-cold-out
Opinion
Government agrees to wolf decision deadline

...The groups want the Fish and Wildlife Service to make a decision before more habitat is lost.The wolves den in the root systems of large trees and hunt Sitka black-tailed deer, which depend on high-quality, old forests. The wolves are genetically...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-24/government-agrees-wolf-decision-deadlin
State
Government agrees to wolf-decision deadline

...The groups want the Fish and Wildlife Service to make a decision before more habitat is lost.The wolves den in the root systems of large trees and hunt Sitka black-tailed deer, which depend on high-quality, old forests. The wolves are genetically...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-25/government-agrees-wolf-decision-deadlin
State
Agency to review Archipelago wolves

...called Alexander Archipelago wolves one of Alaska's most fascinating species. The wolves establish dens in the root systems of large trees and hunt Sitka black-tailed deer, which depend on high-quality, old forests.Clear-cut logging...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/agency-review-archipelago-wolves
State
Groups file lawsuit for listing of rare wolf

...said.Agency spokeswoman Andrea Medeiros could not be immediately reached Tuesday for comment.The wolves den in the root systems of large trees and hunt Sitka black-tailed deer, which depend on high-quality, old forests. They are genetically...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-11/groups-file-lawsuit-listing-rare-wolf
State
Man wins hearing in pot bust appeal

...outlining what they would be looking for before they entered his house in January 2001 and found 135 marijuana plants, root systems and a small amount of loose marijuana. "It's important to citizens that (authorities) can't just rummage, they...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090102/sta_potbust.shtml
News
Forest for the trees

...which I think even loggers would agree, we all need. They provide homes for birds, squirrels, and insects. Their root systems provide a foundation in which the entire forest thrives. The timber industry is concerned about only wood and money...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021802/let_letter4.shtml
Opinion

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