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Obama to seek wilderness designation for ANWR

...Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich...an additional 12.2 million acres as wilderness, including the coastal plain near Alaska's...the refuge currently are managed as wilderness.The refuge's coastal plain has long...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-26/obama-seek-wilderness-designation-anwr
State | AK legislature
Run softly but carry a big hiking stick

It is easy to forget we live in a wilderness.We tread the same trails, run familiar routes, and hike accustomed paths and rest along the time-trusted terrain that countless...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-25/run-softly-carry-big-hiking-stick
Sports
Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

...recommendation to declare the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a wilderness. Murkowski said the administration also intends to put conditions...available for petroleum development.Declaring the refuge a wilderness area would require congressional approval and is unlikely...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/drilling-plan-may-restrict-sensitive-ar
State | AK legislature
Walker administration won't revisit SB21

...refuge's oil-rich coastal plain a wilderness area, taking development off the table...not open for development today, this wilderness designation takes it off the table for...the next step is to make sure the wilderness designation does not get approved...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/walker-administration-wont-revisit-sb21
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Obama 'declares war' on Alaska

...the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, including the refuge's coastal plain...Southeast Alaska should know what the wilderness designation would mean. Many locations...National Forest already are designated wilderness, the most restrictive land-use label...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/empire-editorial-obama-declares-war-a
Opinion
Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

...Fish and Wildlife Service regulations, as is the case in other many other national wildlife refuges that are not designated wilderness.U.S. Attorney Rachel Roberts argued the opposite, that the agency's authority is gone. The Fish and Wildlife Service...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/judge-hears-arguments-over-anwr-explora
State | AK legislature
Wolverine: the Mad Max of the wilderness

Wolverines have been mythologized and misportrayed so much so that when most people think of the species they envision actor Hugh Jackman's chiseled abs, pulsating pecks and ridiculously tight pants. This is a nasty example of reverse anthropomorphism.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/wolverine-mad-max-wilderness
Outdoors
Gold Medal stands tall in 2012 Alaska Hall of Fame

One man climbed the highest mountains and traveled across wildernesses. Another scampered faster than others to summits of races around the state. A group of young men chose the top of the world to...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-03-16/gold-medal-stands-tall-2012-alaska-hal
Sports
Gold Medal stands tall at Alaska Hall of Fame ceremony

ANCHORAGE - One man climbed the highest mountains and traveled across wildernesses. Another scampered faster than others to summits of races around the state. A group of young men chose the top of the world to...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-02-29/gold-medal-honors-anchorage
Sports
Girls on Ice accepting applications

Girls on Ice, a free wilderness education program, is accepting applications now through Jan. 31. Each year, two teams of nine teenage girls and three instructors...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-16/girls-ice-accepting-applications
Outdoors

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