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Board of Forestry to meet in Kodiak August 13-14, 2014

The Board of Forestry will meet in the Katurwik Room of the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center, 211 E. Rezanof Dr., Kodiak from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 13 and 8:00 to 5:15 Thursday, August 14. Public comment is scheduled for Thursday, August 14 at 1:15 p.m. Background information for the meeting is attached below. For more information, contact Marty Freeman at marty.freeman@alaska.gov or 907-269-8467 prior to August 12. After August 12, contact Melody Paynter at melody.paynter@alaska.gov or 907-269-8463.

Standard Creek Road bridge repairs begin next week

The Goldstream Creek bridge located at Mile 7.5 of the Standard Creek Logging Road will be undergoing repairs beginning June 18. During the repairs, traffic in the bridge area may be affected, though the bridge will not be closed as previously announced. Standard Creek Logging Road users should use extra caution when using this area due to construction equipment. The bridge abutment was damaged by water runoff during spring break-up. The bridge is located west of Fairbanks near the Tanana Valley State Forest.

Signs about the bridge repairs are posted at the entry to Standard Creek Logging Road and at the bridge. The signs will be updated regularly. The public may check the status of the bridge by calling 451-2601.

State Starts Review of Reforestation Standards

State Opens Firewood Harvest Areas by Dillingham

The Division of Forestry and the Division of Mining, Land and Water have worked together to allow personal use firewood permit holders to gather dead wood from certain state lands near Dillingham for heating their homes this winter.
Read the full story in the Bristol Bay Times at:

*article clarification - the agreement is between Division of Forestry and Division of Mining Land and Water (both divisions are in the Department of Natural Resources).

Mass wasting regulations adopted

Amendments to the Forest Resources and Practices regulations governing forest operations and mass wasting have been adopted and will go into effect on September 25, 2013. The regulations are designed to prevent or minimize adverse effects of mass wasting on fish habitat and water quality. Click the link below for a copy of the regulations. For more information, contact Marty Freeman (marty.freeman@alaska.gov or 269-8467).

Forestry Social Media Sites

DOF now has Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube pages:

Individual links to Youtube content: