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USDA announces farm bill funding program

...announced Thursday the availability of USDA loans to build broadband in rural areas...program required by the 2014 Farm Bill."USDA is duty-bound to providing broadband to rural areas," said Jim Nordlund, the USDA Alaska state director. "Broadband is...
Mendenhall Prospectus open house to be held tonight

...until Tuesday, Sept. 15. It is available on the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area Prospectus website: .For more information on the prospectus or open...
Officials probing deadly circus tent collapse

...structurally sound enclosures in good repair. His license was suspended for 30 days. When Caudill didn't pay a $5,000 fine, the USDA sued him for an additional $2,700 in fines and penalties.Degnan said no request was made to state or local officials to...
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Forest Service agreement improves management practices

...more information on this agreement, the Tongass National Forest young-growth transition strategy, the Tongass Advisory Committee and the Forest Plan, visit
Portions of Unit 4 closed to mountain goat harvest

...Information on Federal subsistence management special actions for the Tongass National Forest can be found at For additional information, call Subsistence Biologist Justin Koller at 907-747-4297...
Summer internships available with Alaska USFS

JUNEAU - The USDA Forest Service has announced in a press release this week two internship opportunities in natural resource management. According...
USDA, Forest Service creating jobs ... Don't count on it

We have heard many promises from the USDA and the Forest Service about job creation...young growth. I presented a paper to the USDA last week which makes clear that any real...which has produced nothing. Now the USDA seems to be producing nothing. It is really...
Feeding Juneau's Future

...forward to us coming."The meals follow USDA guidelines with at least one or more servings...Woods and Cedar Park, are part of the USDA's Summer Food Service Program. Other...Alaska Child Nutrition Programs, said the USDA, in partnership with advocacy organizations...
Funding for garden insulation

...Services Agency," a release said. Those interested can apply anytime, but June 15 is the first deadline for fiscal year 2016 applications.More information is available at
New 2015 Juneau Icefield map available

...inch flat maps (unfolded) as "posters" suitable for mounting.The completely new Juneau Icefield map was produced by the USDA Forest Service Alaska Region. The icefield illustration was created for the USFS by Eric Knight with support from the University...


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