Tongass plan makes its debut

...what it had set out to do. The TAC was established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to recommend how the U.S. Forest Service should operate timber harvests in the Tongass. Troll noted that while there are no guarantees the committee's...
My Turn: Who speaks for the trees?

...themselves, they might tell us what's even worse is the sound of numbers being crunched.In the 1980s, I was a U.S. Forest Service engineer assigned to a team preparing timber sales at Polk Inlet on Prince of Wales Island. My job was to make...
My Turn: Home runs: Celebrating Southeast Alaska's salmon forests

...drumroll, please) ... salmon.It's not spruce or yellow cedar; it's salmon.According to the latest U.S. Forest Service research, wild salmon runs spawned on the Tongass supply 80 percent of Southeast Alaska's commercial harvest...
Empire Editorial: Put it 'cold out'

...given by Seth Stransky, senior firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service on the Juneau Ranger District, about four years...June and July are historically the busiest time for U.S. Forest Service Juneau Ranger District firefighters. They access...
Near encounters with defensive bear close popular Mendenhall Glacier trail

...the closure of one of the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area's most popular trails.On Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Forest Service closed the East Glacier Trail for at least one week due to bear activity.The culprit is Bear No. 103, a sow...
USFS invites public to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day; bird walks begin

...Community Garden. The popular day of bird-oriented education and activities is a free event organized by the U.S. Forest Service in partnership with Juneau Audubon Society and Juneau Community Garden Association. Also, the Juneau Audubon...
Forest Service chief expects busy firefighting season

WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Forest Service warned Tuesday of an "above average" fire season that could cost the agency more than $1 billion and require shifting funds...
Active forest management is health for our forests

...Big Thorne Timber Sale located on the Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska has been actively managed by the U.S. Forest Service for many years, however conservationists continue to try and stop active forest management. The area already...
Catching 'chromers' in Yakutat

...visible from miles away - but a sunny day in Yakutat certainly ranks high.Soon after I arrived, I stopped by the U.S. Forest Service and briefly talked with biologist Teresa Swanson about fishing.My cell phone didn't work in Yakutat, so an...
Winter's trash is spring's problem

...packages."Juneau apparently smokes a lot of Marlboroughs," she joked.The deputy regional forester for the U.S. Forest Service office in Juneau was one of about seven USFS employees who cleaned up litter on the stretch of highway between...


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