Tag Archives: USDA Forest Service

National Get Outdoors Day celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday, June 10

Participants from federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the recreation industry are again teaming up to host the 10th annual National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun at sites across the nation. On Saturday, June 10, … Continue reading

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Sept. 18 landslides wipe out Starrigavan Valley watershed restoration projects

Heavy rains earlier this month triggered a series of landslides on Thursday, Sept. 18, that covered a 100-acre section of the Starrigavan Valley, a popular recreation area about 10 miles north of downtown Sitka. While the three landslides caused no … Continue reading

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USDA Forest Service hosts special 70th birthday picnic for Smokey the Bear

ONLY YOU – Silas Ferguson, age 7, gives Smokey Bear, age 70, a high-five at Starrigavan Campground on Saturday, Aug. 9, as Dalton Voron, age 10, looks on. U.S. Forest Service staff in Sitka hosted a picnic to celebrate Smokey’s … Continue reading

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USDA Forest Service to host three birdwatching events this weekend in Sitka

  Melissa Cady, a USDA Forest Service wildlife biologist from the Wrangell Ranger District, will present three birdwatching events on Friday and Saturday, May 23-24, in Sitka. The weekend events open at 7 p.m. on Friday, when Melissa will give … Continue reading

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Sitka Conservation Society offers ‘Leave No Trace’ trainer certification course on June 8-9

When we go into the wild, our goal should be to enjoy the beauty while having a minimal impact on our environment. The Sitka Conservation Society will host a “Leave No Trace” trainer certification course on June 8-9 at Starrigavan … Continue reading

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