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Cleanup underway at Cold War radio site near Petersburg

...job out there," she said.The main contractor, environmental firm Bhate, is working on land managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The mountaintop is currently used for commercial communications by AT&T Alascom.Roy said the contaminated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-17/cleanup-underway-cold-war-radio-site-ne
State
Peterson Lake Trail sees continued improvements

...maintained the path's historic character as a mining trail. In addition to the gravel pathway, as part of the U.S. Forest Service's agreement with the State Historic Preservation Office, Trail Mix crews have completed three sections of replica...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/peterson-lake-trail-sees-continued-i
Outdoors
Water levels decline after Tuesday flood

...closed when portions of it were submerged. The U.S. Forest Service closed the Mendenhall Campground, situated on the...floodwater also damaged a 150-foot portion of the U.S. Forest Service road at the campground. It delayed the Brotherhood...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-14/water-levels-decline-after-tuesday-floo
Local
Jökulhlaup 2: Flood anew

...of there."The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center could not immediately be reached for comment, nor could the U.S. Forest Service. Reports indicated Skater's Cabin was submerged in water by 1 p.m. Tuesday, as were some campsites at the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-12/j%C3%B6kulhlaup-2-flood-anew
Local
Senators push for fish research in Juneau

...Alaska's senators and U.S. Forest Service officials are pushing for...Sen. Mark Begich wrote to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell in July. "Further, the U.S. Forest Service has a number of pressing issues...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-05/senators-push-fish-research-juneau
Local
Southeast Adventure: Observation Loop

...Lakes, gives little hint of what's ahead. As one of the less popular trails in Juneau, Blackerby, which is on U.S. Forest Service land, is not maintained. The brush - salmonberry and blueberry bushes, cow parsnip, devil's club and other...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-08/southeast-adventure-observation-loop
Outdoors
Salmon return, US Forest Service closes backside of Steep Creek Trail

...year returning salmon attract wild black bears and many bear watchers. To keep bears wild and people safe, the U.S. Forest Service officials have taken several measures.The back side of Steep Creek Trail is now closed to provide separation...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-01/salmon-return-us-forest-service-clos
Outdoors
Study: Climate change will extend tourism

...Within Southeast Alaska, tourists spent about $595 million in 2013 alone.Neary, who has spent 33 years with the U.S. Forest Service, said he's noticed in the reactions of visitors to the glacier one of two things. If they'd never seen it...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-31/study-climate-change-will-extend-touris
Local
Thumbs up, thumbs down

...is constantly changing and is by no means safe to explore. The caves are still technically accessible, but the U.S. Forest Service has asked people to stay away from the caves in case of an inevitable second collapse. Summer temperatures speed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-21/thumbs-thumbs-down
Local
Sitka man gets medal, 6 decades late

...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 why he didn't keep trying to collect...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-20/sitka-man-gets-medal-6-decades-late
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