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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/state-seeks-intervene-timber-lawsuits
State
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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-14/suspicious-tree-fires-puzzle-forest-ser
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-12/trails-highbush-cranberries
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-12/forest-service-plans-close-10-low-use-c
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-11/protect-old-trees-committee-considers-r
Local
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...of closing if the Big Thorne sale stalls or is cancelled through litigation, industry representatives and the U.S. Forest Service say.Viking Lumber Co. in Klawock is the only remaining mid-sized mill in Southeast. As recently as 2008...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-08/industry-could-suffer-if-big-thorne-sta
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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-05/my-turn-time-bold-actions-tongass-now
Opinion
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

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