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Lots of trees to hug: 3 trillion on Earth

...conducted made sense and is well executed. But he wonders how useful it is to know the number of trees. Former U.S. Forest Service chief Mike Dombeck said the same thing, adding the issue is more than a number but the big picture of what trees...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-03/lots-trees-hug-3-trillion-ea
Nation and World
State limits wolf harvest

...sustainable harvest," according to a joint announcement issued Friday by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and U.S. Forest Service.Officials estimate the wolf population in the area dropped from 221 wolves in fall 2013 to 89 wolves in autumn...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-24/state-limits-wolf-harvest
State
Mendenhall Prospectus open house to be held tonight

...Juneau Ranger District office conference room, 8510 Mendenhall Loop Road (near the Weather Service office).The U.S. Forest Service issued a prospectus for outfitter, guide and transport services for the MGRA on July 15 and is inviting proposals...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-21/mendenhall-prospectus-open-house-be-
Outdoors
Murkowski: Take roadless rule to Supreme Court

...be exempt from the roadless rule, which blocks road construction in 45 percent of the forest, according to the U.S. Forest Service.The state has 90 days from the decision, about the end of October, to decide whether it will request an appeal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-16/murkowski-take-roadless-rule-supreme-co
State | Local
3 people missing after several landslides in Sitka

...trails, including one that had been repaired after flooding in January 2014.A year earlier, two people at a U.S. Forest Service cabin near Sitka escaped moments before part of a mountain slid down.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-18/3-people-missing-after-several-landslid
State | Local
Updated: Sitka landslide debris too unstable for search efforts

...trails, including one that had been repaired after flooding in January 2014.A year earlier, two people at a U.S. Forest Service cabin near Sitka escaped moments before part of a mountain slid down.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-19/updated-sitka-landslide-debris-too-unst
State
Police & Fire for Sunday, Aug. 15, 2015

...on West Glacier Trail. Investigation revealed the juveniles were disoriented and unable to locate the trail. A U.S. Forest Service officer and an Alaska State Trooper responded to the area by boat and found the two hikers by the water. They were...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-16/police-fire-sunday-aug-15-2015
Local
Lawmakers push new way to pay for wildfires

...spending more than ever to try to keep up. For example, in 1995. wildfire costs were just 16 percent of the U.S. Forest Service's budget. In 2015, wildfire costs consumed more than half of the overall budget, and by 2025, the agency...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-13/lawmakers-push-new-way-pay-wildfires
State
First responders turn out for National Night Out

...Police officers, firefighters, Alaska Army National Guardsmen, Alaska State Troopers, Coast Guardsmen, and U.S. Forest Service officers were out in force in Juneau neighborhoods Tuesday night.They broke into groups and swung by each of...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-06/first-responders-turn-out-national-nigh
Local
Meals with moms

...is part of an expanding movement by working moms to bring breastfeeding into the office. Higdon works for the U.S. Forest Service as a geospatial data specialist. Her husband, a stay-at-home father, brings young Matilda to the Federal...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-03/meals-moms
Local

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