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Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...mills with about 13 million board feet per year from its forests, which include only 50,000 acres in Southeast, state forester Chris Maisch said. In comparison, the Tongass National Forest covers 17 million acres."The allowable cut wouldn't...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-08/industry-could-suffer-if-big-thorne-sta
Local
Six new biomass projects projected for the state

...It's a local fuel as opposed to barging in fuel oil," she said.Also at the Board of Forestry meeting, State Forester Chris Maisch gave an update on SB28, a measure that would establish a state forest in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-20/six-new-biomass-projects-projected-stat
Local
Boreal forests burning at historic rate

...researchers. And the length of the fire season and the intensity of the fires have increased in just the past decade, said state forester Chris Maisch, director of the Alaska Division of Forestry."We're observing change," Maisch said. "There's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-30/boreal-forests-burning-historic-rate
State
Beloved tree damaged by beetles

...rest of the tree will be dead by next year, said a state forester who examined the tree and diagnosed it with a bad...said.One of the experts who examined the tree, state forester Jim Smith of the Division of Forestry, said there...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-09/beloved-tree-damaged-beetles
State
Tongass old growth should stay in federal hands

...Alaska. That's why when I learned of the statements made recently by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK, and Alaska State Forester Chris Maisch I was dismayed.The senator and Maisch, speaking before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-07-02/tongass-old-growth-should-stay-federa
Opinion
Timber task force seeks 2M U.S. acres

...government agencies and Southeast residents.Members were appointed by the governor and include Chris Maisch, a state forester with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry; Randy Bates, director of Alaska Department...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-22/timber-task-force-seeks-2m-us-acres
State
State Briefs

...much difference because its timber is of low value and is not expected to attract much interest from buyers, said state forester Jeff Jahnke. The Tanana forest is open to activities such as mining and dog mushing and is governed by a forest management...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051403/sta_briefs.shtml
News
Fish and Game, timber industry at odds over culverts

...protest. Timber industry players fired off a flurry of letters to the governor, the Fish and Game commissioner and the state forester. "This initiative would add an incredible workload to permitting efforts - something many operators cannot afford...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091902/sta_culverts.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...increasingly, locals are feeling pushed out of their favorite places by tourists, he said. The appeal is in the hands of state forester Jeff Janhke, who expects to make a decision within a month. ``We're committed to trying to resolve the differences...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081699/Loc_tour.shtml
Correcting column about Bostwick Road

...The Bostwick Road was designed to avoid wetlands wherever possible for both environmental and economic reasons. State foresters have been on site since the start of road construction to ensure the road complies with the act. If Snider has specific...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031807/let_20070318010.shtml
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