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Refuge Notebook: Celebrating 50 years of Wilderness

...September 3, 1964, the Wilderness Act established the National Wilderness Preservation System by designating 54 U.S. Forest Service-administered wilderness areas, totaling 9.1 million acres on National Forests in 13 states. Included were...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-09-25/refuge-notebook-celebrating-50-y
Outdoors
Welcome to the bear show

...island, cooked dinner, and prepared for Pack Creek the next day.Pack Creek, which is jointly managed by the U.S. Forest Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, is one of Admiralty Island's biggest draws. Every day during the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-09-11/welcome-to-the-bear-show
Outdoors

...ranching traditions of rural communities bordering the Santa Fe and Lincoln national forests are at stake.The U.S. Forest Service has already closed off some areas this year to prevent damage to the habitat of the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-09
News
Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

Three conservation groups filed a lawsuit Friday against the U.S. Forest Service in another attempt to stop the controversial Big Thorne timber sale.The Big Thorne sale was approved by the USFS last year and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-26/environmental-groups-sue-over-big-th
News
Reimer leads Peninsula finishers at Lost Lake

...runners by placing fifth in the Lost Lake Run on Saturday in Seward. Reimer finished the 16-mile course on the U.S. Forest Service trail starting at Primrose Campground and ending at Bear Creek in 1 hour, 48 minutes, 34 seconds. Ryan Beckett...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-08-23
Sports
Murkowski gives D.C. update

...face-to-face with local media Wednesday morning, she said in Washington, lawmakers are looking at funding issues for the U.S Forest Service, which doesn't have money to take preventative measures such as tree thinning. "How we are better prepared...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-20/murkowski-gives-dc-update
News
What others say: Court should move quickly to address timber lawsuits

The whittling continues.The U.S. Forest Service announced it would offer the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island this week; only hours later, conservation groups...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-08-27/what-others-say-court-should-move
Opinion
Soldotna's Summer Reading club ends with a "boom" and a "fizz"

...including the Kenai Watershed Forum, the Kenai Wildlife Refuge, Challenger Learning Center of Alaska and the U.S. Forest Service all taught during the summer program. McMilin also said if it hadn't been for the dedication of the parents...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-26/soldotnas-summer-reading-club-ends-w
News
Researchers study Southeast Alaska watershed changes

...Rhodes-Reece is researching marine iron.The list of Southeast Alaskan climate-change research topics goes on. The U.S. Forest Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game also have a hand in much of that research.With the warming of Southeast...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-07-17/researchers-study-southeast-alas
Outdoors

...studies gray wolves for the U.S. Forest Service.Researchers such as Logan...trapping.Fish and Game and the U.S. Forest Service have partnered to study the...or threatened. In 2013 the U.S. Forest Service announced it would delay a...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/kyle-hopkins/2014-07-05

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