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Wilderness Safety Challenge coming to Juneau

...A free course on backcountry safety and wilderness survival tips, called the Wilderness Safety Challenge and hosted by the North...keep outdoor enthusiasts safe in Alaskan wilderness by taking what could be a potentially tragic...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/wilderness-safety-challenge-coming-june
Local
Learn how to black bear hunt

...soon begin its spring and summer Alaskans Afield classes, meant to familiarize Alaskans with anything from surviving in the wilderness to harvesting a deer. The first class, an introduction to black bear hunting, is April 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/learn-how-black-bear-hunt
Outdoors
Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

...of the forest."The organizations - SEACC, National Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Audubon Alaska and Alaska Wilderness League - continue to be represented by environmental law organization Earthjustice in the appeals.SEACC Executive Director...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-28/conservation-groups-take-big-thorne-fig
State | Local
Registration now open for youth outdoor camp

...Scout Camp in Juneau. Participants will learn about lure and fly casting, firearm skills and safety, shooting, kayaking, wilderness survival, ocean navigation and safety and more. Both introductory and advanced classes are available. The camp is sponsored...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/registration-now-open-youth-outdoor-
Outdoors
Alaska Women's Hall of Fame inducts 2 from Juneau

...federal legislation creating the West Chichagof/Yakobi Island Wilderness. On behalf of the Sitka Conservation Society - she was a...she and her husband received the Bob Marshall Champions of Wilderness Award in 2010 from the U.S. Forest Service in Washington...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/alaska-womens-hall-fame-inducts-2-junea
Local
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part I

...000 men, many who were prisoners and enslaved Kamchadal, Yakutsk and other Natives, eight years to cross the Siberian wilderness. In Avacha Bay, on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Bering oversaw the construction of two 80 foot ships, the St. Peter and the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/beaten-path-shadow-vitus-bering-part
Outdoors
Where are we, anyway?

...comedian launched into a wild fantasy that we alert the media to the desperate plight of hardy adventurers stranded in the wilderness and going slowly mad from isolation and loneliness. "Think it through" he admonished. "They'd come helicoptering in...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-25/where-are-we-anyway
Art
Alaska Editorial: YouTube the perfect venue for Murkowski video

...C. is further restrictions and limitations.The Obama administration has created an additional 12.2 million acres of wilderness in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, withdrawn 9.8 million additional acres from development in the Arctic's offshore...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-25/alaska-editorial-youtube-perfect-venu
Opinion
Infographic: Update: 29th Legislature Scoreboard

...the ANWR coastal plain to oil and gas drilling.HJR 10: The federal government should not manage ANWR's coastal plain as wilderness.HJR 13: The U.S. Army should not redeploy troops away from Alaska bases.A concurrent resolution is both houses speaking...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/infographic-update-29th-legislature-sco
State | AK legislature
USFWS: ANWR wilderness announcement was years in making

...National Wildlife Refuge as untouchable "wilderness" shouldn't have come as a surprise...that developed the plan that led to the wilderness recommendation by USFWS, said Mitch...current version of the plan and the wilderness recommendation was finalized in 2012...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-05/usfws-anwr-wilderness-announcement-was-
State | AK legislature

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