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Stream Watch program gears up for 20th year of helping out rivers

Now in its 20th year Stream Watch, founded in 1994 by the Chugach National Forest and a group of concerned citizens, is an award winning volunteer program that promotes river stewardship on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula...
What others say: Economies, like species, must evolve or die

The Tongass National Forest is once again exempt from the Roadless Rule.The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 this week to reinstate exempt...
What others say: No Roadless Rule in the Tongass

Alaska will take the win.A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed this week that the Tongass National Forest is exempt from the Clinton-era Roadless Rule.The ruling allows road building in roadless areas and timber harvest.But, and...
Refuge Notebook: Two jays for two biomes

...Jays have a black head and vibrant blue body. My appreciation of Steller's Jays began when I worked on the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska. I spent a summer playing a tape recording of Goshawk calls. The idea was that if Goshawks were...
Murkowski blasts federal rejection of refuge road

...has not yet shown that it actually wants development to occur, the senator said.Restrictions on roads in Tongass National Forest are choking the last of southeast Alaska's timber industry and limiting the ability to build out renewable energy...

...basically dust," said Bitterroot National Forest biologist Andrea Shortsleeve...Creek, a team of Bitterroot National Forest researchers led by the biologist...carnivore study on the Bitterroot National Forest that hopes to unlock some secrets...
What others say: Public use depends on public cooperation

...floor gave away, the Forest Service would be left holding the blame.Michele Putz, team leader for the Tongass National Forest Sustainable Cabin Management Program, said the 12 cabins under consideration aren't regularly used. For a comparison...

...resort is defending its reputation as a skier's mountain after the resort was sued over allegations that it uses national forest land to discriminate against snowboarders.David Quinney calls the Alta Ski Area east of Salt Lake City "forbidden...
What others say: Know the snow, before you go

...of caution.- Juneau Empire,Jan. 10Editor's note: Find Kenai Peninsula avalanche information on the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center website,

...may be closed there are other opportunities for visitors in Jackson Hole."We have tens of thousands of acres of national forest to enjoy," he said. "There's still plenty of things to do."


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