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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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-25/new-2015-juneau-icefield-map-availab
Outdoors
Fourth of July Happenings

...1M/V Chugach arrival at Reliance Harbor, tours available throughout the weekend. Last wooden-hulled ranger boat in the USDA Forest Service in Alaska.Queen raffle drawings, 11 a.m., WRangell Chamber of Commerce office.Crazy Craft Race, noon...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-01/fourth-july-happenings
Art
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/summer-internships-available-alaska-
Outdoors
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 www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/ak/home.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-04/funding-garden-insulation
Outdoors
USDA offers schools free meal equality

...Eligibility Provision program from the USDA, schools or entire districts can apply...identified as receiving state benefits.USDA Undersecretary Kevin Concannon said Wednesday...certain standards."Concannon said the USDA has seen an overall rate of high compliance...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-15/usda-offers-schools-free-meal-equality
Local
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053010/let_646771075.shtml
Opinion
Youth corps, USFS to offer paid summer positions

...skills that are critical to their futures.Interested candidates, for either location, should go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r10/jobs to download the application. Applications will be considered beginning Friday, April 24. Candidates...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/youth-corps-usfs-offer-paid-summer-p
Outdoors
Tongass plan makes its debut

...in the Tongass. Troll noted that while there are no guarantees the committee's work will be used, the Forest Service and USDA "would give great weight to it."A narrow focusThe committee was tasked with making recommendations about timber management...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-19/tongass-plan-makes-its-debut
Local
Tongass Advisory Committee finishes its plan for changing forest strategy

...has in the past for the transition to succeed.Robert Bonnie, under secretary for natural resources and environment with the USDA, said in an interview following the vote that implementation of the recommendations and adding them to the Forest Service's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-10/tongass-advisory-committee-finishes-its
Local
Feds still trying to plan fate of island's roaming feral cattle

...000-acre island could more reasonably accommodate 500 cattle under the current conditions of the land, a range specialist with the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service said in a report following a July 2014 visit to Chirikof.Over the years, adventuresome...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-03/feds-still-trying-plan-fate-islands-r
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