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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
State
Ice cave collapse

The U.S. Forest Service warned Alaskans that the popular ice caves on the west side of the Mendenhall Glacier were unstable. By Friday morning a tour...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-20/ice-cave-collapse
State | Local
USFS: Ice caves 'will soon collapse'

The U.S. Forest Service has issued a warning for people to stay away from the Mendenhall Glacier ice caves because the entrance "appears to be thinning...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-18/usfs-ice-caves-will-soon-collapse
State | Local
Forest Service announces return of salmon cam

JUNEAU - Federal officials say a salmon cam in Juneau is returning for 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-15/forest-service-announces-return-salmon-
State
Jökulhlaup forces flood closures around town

The U.S. Forest Service is closing the Mendenhall Campground in light of the impending flood from a glacier outburst, which is expected to swell Mendenhall...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-10/j%C3%B6kulhlaup-forces-flood-closures-a
Local
'TODAY Show' at glacier attracts 1,500 fans

...to get them here," he said. "It's not by chance. We've reminded them repeatedly over many years."The U.S. Forest Service, the glacier visitor center and the Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau also worked to get the show to Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-10/today-show-glacier-attracts-1500-fans
Local
Jökulhlaup forces flood closures

The U.S. Forest Service is closing the Mendenhall Campground in light of the impending flood from a glacier outburst, which is expected to swell Mendenhall...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-11/streets-may-be-affected
Local

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