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No permits to be issued on Situk for king salmon

Yakutat District Ranger Lee Benson has announced that he is acting immediately to protect chinook salmon in the Situk River near Yakutat. The district...
Yakutat blasts official inertia

...satellite imagery, the glacier now appears to be about 600 feet from Gilbert Point, said Patricia O'Connor, Yakutat district ranger for the Tongass National Forest. Town leaders on Saturday expressed disgust about the pace of emergency planning...
O'Connor announced as new Tongass supervisor in forestry. She was a district wildlife biologist in Montana's Lolo National Forest and has been a Yakutat District Ranger. She is currently the staff officer for wildlife, subsistence, and planning on the Tongass. Her appointment...
Chinook subsistence fishery closing near Yakutat

...closing the federal subsistence fishery for chinook (king) salmon in the Situk River, effective Saturday. Yakutat District Ranger Lee Benson said this is to protect the dwindling chinook population in this area near Yakutat. The closure will...
On the Move

...administration. Susan Marthaller is the new ranger for Admiralty Island National Monument. Patricia O'Connor is the new Yakutat district ranger. Virginia Nichols is the new administrative officer, and Scott Fitzwilliams is the new public services staff...
Federal Chinook fishery closed in Yakutat

YAKUTAT - Yakutat District Ranger Lee Benson has announced that he is acting immediately to protect Chinook salmon in the Situk River, near Yakutat. The District...
$34.5 billion gold discovery made in Yakutat

...time frame for when mining could proceed in the area due to environmental regulations, said Lee Benson, the Yakutat District Ranger for the U.S. Forest Service. The company would have to submit a plan of operations and it would require an...
Experts worry glacier may close off fjord

...fisheries. "If that were to happen, it would have pretty significant consequences to our community," said Yakutat District Ranger Tricia O'Connor of the U.S. Forest Service. As of Sunday, the tidewater glacier was about 165 feet away...
Wary Yakutat eyes glacier

...the tidal flow between the bay and Russell Fiord is noticeably constricted, according to Tricia O'Connor, Yakutat District Ranger for the U.S. Forest Service. The agency has been monitoring the glacier's movement over the past several...
Judge halts timber sale near Yakutat

...find work elsewhere for the loggers. Alcan Logging plans to leave Yakutat, said company partner Eric Nichols. Yakutat District Ranger Patricia O'Connor said Thursday she is "disappointed" with the judge's decision. She informed loggers Wednesday...


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