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Free guided hikes Jan. 1 in parks in all 50 states

...healthy 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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-12-21/free-guided-hikes-jan-1-parks-all-50
Outdoors
Former Juneau resident named superintendent for Kenai/Prince William Sound state parks

...to 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...

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Outdoors
Anger mounts over park, road closures

...to 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...

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

...had 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...

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

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

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...baskets, 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...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...purchases toward areas around threatened parks to head off development. The study was based on surveys filled out by state park directors, but 18 states didn't submit answers, including the three with the largest populations - California, Texas...

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Parks are treasures; we must fund them

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

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Opinion

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