Tag: trees

Ask a Scientist: How old is the Mother Tree?

Hello Scientist,  I was recently hiking on the Heney Ridge Trail and we stopped to pay homage to the glorious Mother Tree, as is tradition....

Conservation groups collaborate to save old growth trees.

Several dozen conservation groups, among them the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, are collaborating in a new campaign to protect old growth forests on federal lands, as a means of fighting climate change.

ASFT report emphasized value of Southeast Alaska ecosystem

Wild salmon. Clean water. Clean air. Carbon storage. Climate change mitigation. Tourism, commercial fisheries — and billions of dollars in economic benefit. Since 2018, the Alaska Sustainability Fisheries Trust (ASFT) has quietly published reports that upend managers’ historical ways of thinking about Southeast Alaska and the Tongass National Forest — and redefine priorities for management now and in the future.

Wind storm sends 100-foot boat adrift and marina building to the...

A wind storm with gusts hitting nearly 100 miles an hour beat down on Cordova on Oct. 23, setting the anchored Polar Bear adrift,...

Newly found fungus could threaten Southeast Alaska trees

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fungus that damages trees is making its way through the state of Alaska.The fungus, spruce bud blight, has left...

Anchorage Firewise program will end Sept. 1 without grant

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage Fire Department program aimed at reducing the threat of wildfire to homes may end.The department says its Anchorage...

Cordova Chronicles: Old CVFD truck gets new life

Driving past the clear-cut area near the Mudhole Smith Airport a couple weeks ago, something lime green amidst all the fallen trees above the...
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