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...
Two tourists rescued early Sunday morning on West Glacier Trail

...afternoon. "They were really nice folks," he said. "I liked them a lot."According to past data from the U.S. Forest Service, an average of 10-12 hikers per year are rescued from the West Glacier Trail system, and 75 percent have been...
Local USFS camp sites no longer accepting cash, check

JUNEAU - The U.S. Forest Service reminds visitors that reservation and payment changes are now in place for the Auk Village Campground, which opens Friday, May...
Going once, going twice - sold!

...marijuana, one with a freezer full of frozen animals, including an eagle, that led to an investigation by the U.S. Forest Service. The hopeful taxidermist found himself in court. Sometimes units contain boats, motorcycles, motor homes or...
Youth corps, USFS to offer paid summer positions

...four-week opportunity this summer in Angoon or Ketchikan. The Youth Conservation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and community organizations, is seeking 10 candidates for paid positions this summer, according to a release...
Celebrate Earth Day at the glacier

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a community Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor...
Big Thorne timber injunction denied

...Thursday announcement follows a March appeal by the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council to the 9th Circuit over the U.S. Forest Service's sale of 6,000 acres of old growth and 2,000 acres of new growth forestland to Viking Lumber, one of the...
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A name restored

JUNEAU ? When the U.S. Forest Service's revised map of the Juneau Icefield is printed...the lead cartographer for the Alaska region of the U.S. Forest Service, who has been involved in naming processes for...


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