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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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-09-28/former-juneau-resident-named-superin
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
Game board appointee may hit hitch

...National Parks Conservation Association to the state Board of Game on Monday. Chip Dennerlein also has served as state parks director under former Gov. Jay Hammond and executive manager for the Municipality of Anchorage when Knowles was mayor...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/103100/Loc_Board.html
Local
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
Parks are treasures; we must fund them

...16 are in Alaska. That's 16 maintenance workers for 3.3 million acres of state park land. Jim Stratton, state parks director since 1995, said: ``We have, next to Hawaii, the smallest staff of any state park system in the U.S. We...

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

...16 are in Alaska. That's 16 maintenance workers for 3.3 million acres of state park land. Jim Stratton, state parks director since 1995, said: ``We have, next to Hawaii, the smallest staff of any state park system in the U.S. We...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021599/Ope_edit.shtml
Operator appeals ban on eagle baiting

...public hearings and studied the impact of feeding eagles before banning the activity, Duck and Karen Hess wrote. State Parks Director Jim Stratton said the company's tour business likely is protected as a traditional use, but eagle baiting is...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071001/sta_EagleBaiting.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
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
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