Tern colonies failed this year near Mendenhall, South Sawyer glaciers

...Glacier in Tracy Arm appear to have failed.Though most of arctic terns are, by now, well on their way south, U.S. Forest Service wildlife technician Gwen Baluss cautions those hiking to the Mendenhall Glacier to watch out for the birds during...
Update: State seeks to intervene in timber lawsuits

...filed motions to intervene in three lawsuits filed by environmental groups against a proposed timber sale by the U.S. Forest Service on Prince of Wales Island.Gov. Sean Parnell's office on Monday announced the state's request to the U...
On the Trails: Highbush cranberries

...cranberry bushes along the trail had strange, rough-surfaced, dark, lumpy cankers on the stem. One of the U.S. Forest Service forest pathologists at the Juneau Forestry Sciences Lab very kindly followed up on this observation, sending the...
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...
Suspicious tree fires puzzle Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service is investigating a string of suspicious tree fires in Juneau.Officials believe someone is intentionally burning trees by setting...
Forest Service plans to close 10 low-use cabins

JUNEAU - The U.S. Forest Service is closing 10 low-use public recreation cabins within the Tongass National Forest, citing budget constraints.The agency also...
To protect the old trees, Tongass Advisory Committee considers the right way to cull the young

Before the Tongass Advisory Committee can advise the U.S. Forest Service how to harvest young-growth timber in the Tongass, it must first figure out what it's working with.The 20-member group...
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...
My Turn: Time for bold actions on the Tongass now, not in 10 years

...25). Meanwhile, the promised transition out of old growth is dragging into the next decade as the mills and U.S. Forest Service claim they need to log old growth as a "bridge" to regenerating forests (second growth), originally cut in...
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...


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