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Flipping Douglas Island

...the worse. "We could have a cultural lodge, we could have tourism activities out there, a cultural camp for youth. All this...other business opportunities, including the rapidly growing tourism industry. The change was met with varying degrees of success...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-22/flipping-douglas-island
Local
Auke Bay to merge the old with the new

...many local business owners at the luncheon along with prospective entrepreneurs hoping to bring in marine supply stores and tourism. Eric Oravsky plans to start a sailing tour company this summer, which would include walking and storytelling tours, along...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-22/auke-bay-merge-old-new
Local
Lawmaker says daylight saving time important for Southeast

...time in the 1980s.Daylight saving time restores light for part of the year. He says losing it would be problematic for the tourism industry, fishermen and others.Sen. Anna MacKinnon introduced a bill that would stop Alaska from switching its clocks for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-18/lawmaker-says-daylight-saving-time-impo
State
Electrifying eco-tourism

...busy designing what he thinks could be the future of eco-tourism.Varness imagined he would get back into offering whale watching...especially in the months just before and after traditional tourism season, Varness has looked to Kickstarter for funding as well...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-27/electrifying-eco-tourism
Local
Egan wants to save daylight in Southeast

...said. Ending daylight saving in Southeast would negatively impact quality of life in the region and its vital industries of tourism and commercial fishing, he said.Small floatplanes can only fly when it's light out - they'd get less time to operate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-18/egan-wants-save-daylight-southeast
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Tongass Advisory Committee fails tourism

...important resource values ... (of) tourism, recreation, fishing, [and] subsistence...fisherman and no representatives from the tourism industry. It's difficult to take the...which rely on healthy, intact forests. Tourism accounts for 8 percent of the region's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-13/my-turn-tongass-advisory-committee-fa
Opinion
My Turn: Tourism suffers under Forest Service management

...the recreation industry with investments to attract increased tourism use and jobs. It hasn't happened.The Boat Company, an...national forests in the Lower 48 are increasingly focused on tourism and recreation and are being managed more like national parks...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-21/tourism-suffers-under-forest-service-
Opinion
Xboundary goes live

...tough issues this region faces from neighboring Canada. Through the voices of fishermen, Alaska Natives, First Nations, tourism guides, and others, Xboundary explores the huge threats to the Alaska/B.C. transboundary region from large-scale developments...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/xboundary-goes-live
Outdoors
Mount Polley report: Two dams expected to fail every 10 years

...of many Southeast Alaskan tribal organizations, fishermen, tourism operators and environmental groups. The report also says that...risks to Alaska's downstream communities, fisheries and tourism. Today's news that the B.C. government allowed Red Chris...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-05/mount-polley-report-two-dams-expecte
Outdoors
My Turn: A resolution to AN-WAR

...have traveled to all 19 wilderness areas in the Tongass and have written a book about it. I have spent nearly 30 years in the tourism industry and have seen the economic benefits of wilderness. It is a career that I could not envision growing up in the town...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-09/my-turn-resolution-war
Opinion

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