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Tongass Advisory Committee second meeting scheduled

...amendment.TAC members advise and give recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture through the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. The membership represents a broad and diverse range of viewpoints and expertise, geographically diverse communities...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/tongass-advisory-committee-second-me
Outdoors
Two rescued off West Glacier Trail

...hikers are rescued each year on the trail, which leads to the Mendenhall Glacier and ice caves, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The trail to the glacier is not maintained, and the rock peninsula around it necessitates a fair amount of scrambling...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-25/two-rescued-west-glacier-trail
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
Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

Three conservation groups filed a lawsuit Friday against the U.S. Forest Service in another attempt to stop the controversial Big Thorne timber sale.The Big Thorne sale was approved by the USFS last year and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-26/environmental-groups-sue-over-big-thorn
Local
U.S. Forest Service seeking candidates for new positions

The U.S. Forest Service is inviting a broad range of candidates as it seeks to fill two key positions in the Alaska Regional Office in Juneau.Regional...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-13/us-forest-service-seeking-candidates
Outdoors
Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

...The biggest hit has occurred with the maintenance of thousands of recreational sites and buildings managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Vilsack said. Spending on maintenance has decreased by two-thirds."That's created, literally, a multi-billion-dollar...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/report-firefighting-costs-eroding-conse
State
Former volunteer named Sitka District ranger

...Sitka District ranger began his career with the U.S. Forest Service as a volunteer college student in a summer job improving...Goularte, Edwards is extremely enthusiastic about the U.S. Forest Service."I've been a company man in the Forest Service...

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

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