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Senate Finance advances budget bill

...archives and museum in Juneau and an engineering building at the University of Alaska Anchorage - and maintain roads, building or other state assets by addressing issues of deferred maintenance. He also has sought to hold down the level of...
What others say: No Roadless Rule in the Tongass

...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 it's a major "but," that is the situation as long as the decision...
An Outdoor View: The first king

...and after many of the spawning streams in the Skagit's drainage had been impacted by years of clear-cutting and road-building, a few kings were being caught, or so I'm told.I fished the Skagit as a kid, but never saw anyone catch a king...
Cemetery issue laid to rest: Soldotna poised to begin construction of memorial park

...Mullen said. "Well, now we're deep into winter. I hope that spring doesn't go by without some action on road building and picking out plots." "I just think we better go ahead," Parker added. "We can't afford any more stalls...
Road building and mining two different things

In response to public concern about the impact to salmon of a possible Chuitna coal mine, Tyonek Native Corporation engineer John McClellan claimed that it was quite common to mine through a salmon stream and that salmon habitat restoration was commonly successful. As an example, he cited a restoration project at Tern Lake, near the 'Y' on the Sterling Highway. He said when the Highway Department rebuilt the road, they mined through a salmon stream and restored it on the south side of the road.
Alaska Natives battling for subsistence join in logging wars

...dispute sparked by a year-old Clinton-era initiative to protect 58.5 million acres of wild forest from logging, road building and mining. By failing to defend the so-called ''roadless'' policy in court and by issuing a series of modifications...
Good planning makes belt-tightening a little easier

...While we all pay our local property and sales taxes, many of the things that local government does best - paving roads, building infrastructure, plowing the snow and keeping up a basic quality of life - is supplemented by the state and federal...
Scientists ask for salmon protection in Tongass

...from activities like logging, mine development and road-building. There is currently no such bill pending in Congress...the letter states. "Timber and mining development, road building, more than 40 proposed and existing energy projects...
New road standards back up for debate

...should be more acceptable, though still be problematic on the lower peninsula where topography can drive up the cost of road building significantly. Asked what would be required of a developer if two or more borders of a new subdivision were within...
Roadless ban would cut Tongass harvest by two-thirds plan announced Monday, 8.5 million acres in the Tongass would be included in 2004 in a policy that prohibits road-building; bans logging except when such activity is deemed to help maintain or improve areas; seeks to improve habitats for...


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