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Sitka man gets medal, 6 decades late

...and going to work for the Fish and Wildlife Service in Juneau. He later became the only biologist on the north Tongass National Forest, working for the U.S. Forest Service, and retired in 1981.When asked by friends and family in recent years...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-20/sitka-man-gets-medal-6-decades-late
State
Wrangell Bearfest opens next week

...July 23. The short film, developed by the Sitka Conservation Society, illustrates the beauty and diversity of Tongass National Forest Wilderness Areas.For a complete schedule and more information visit the event website at http://www.alaskabearfest...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/wrangell-bearfest-opens-next-week
Outdoors
Forest Service announces return of salmon cam

...a second year.The U.S. Forest Service is streaming live from the bottom of Juneau's Stream Creek in the Tongass National Forest.Officials say the cam operates around the clock. But they say there's insufficient light during some hours...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-15/forest-service-announces-return-salmon-
State
Tongass hiring for tribal relations job

The Tongass National Forest is in the market for someone to build and maintain relationships between the forest and its Alaska Native inhabitants and stakeholders...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-07/tongass-hiring-tribal-relations-job
Local
My Turn: Tongass officials should look to the future

Big changes are coming for the Tongass National Forest. Agency officials should seize the opportunity...sensitivity to the greatness of the treasured Tongass National Forest.? Jim Furnish is a former deputy chief of the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-07/my-turn
Opinion
Sitka and Angoon Shoreline II public meetings

SITKA - Officials with the Tongass National Forest are inviting the public to attend meetings and submit comments on managing outfitters and guides on the Admiralty National Monument...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/sitka-and-angoon-shoreline-ii-public
Outdoors
Mendenhall Lake campers warned to properly secure food from foraging bears

...creates the potential for habituation, human-bear conflicts and an increased risk of personal injury.The Tongass National Forest reminds all Mendenhall Lake campers that food must be secured in approved storage locations at all times. Approved...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/mendenhall-lake-campers-warned-prope
Outdoors
Photo: A long way up

Spruce trees grow in the Tongass National Forest near the Auke Village Recreation Area on Friday.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-30/photo-long-way
Local
Scientists ask Obama to protect old growth forest

...targeted more than a century ago. The largest extent of remaining old-growth forest is in Southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest but faces the threat of logging, the scientists said."As far as I know, the Tongass is the only national...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-25/scientists-ask-obama-protect-old-growth
State
Former volunteer named Sitka District ranger

...the Blue Mountain Ranger District of the Malheur National Forest in Oregon.Edwards then moved to Sitka and the Tongass National Forest, where he has held the jobs of fisheries and wildlife biologist, and his current post in ecosystem management...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-09/former-volunteer-named-sitka-district-r
State

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