Day: November 14, 2017

KHNS News – Nov. 14, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/14Newscast.mp3 State publishes new land use plan for proposed 855-acre timber sale near Haines; Skagway AP&T workers rescued after boat runs aground; Alaska DOT&PF opens bids for Haines Highway reconstruction project; Three Haines residents recommended for planning commission; Juneau warming center won’t open until next...

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State publishes new land use plan for proposed 855-acre timber sale near Haines

This summer, the largest potential timber sale in the Haines State Forest in decades was put on hold. The decision from the Department of Natural Resources was made in response to a successful appeal of the forest land use plan for the 855-acre sale. Now, the Division of Forestry has put forward a new plan. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/14BabyBrownwINTRO.mp3 The Baby Brown Timber Sale, about 35 miles northwest of Haines, offers up 20 million board feet of old-growth and second rotation spruce and hemlock. Last year, Astoria Forest Products offered $270,000 for the timber. They were the only bidder. But the sale...

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Stocks, models, and chums: Haines fishery managers review salmon season 2017

While the boats have long been tied up in the harbor, Haines’ fisheries managers are just finishing this year’s analysis of Lynn Canal’s salmon. KHNS’ Berett Wilber looks at takeaways from this year’s fishing season. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/13Sockeye.mp3 Haines’ staple salmon, the sockeye, had a bad year. But it wasn’t so bad for Haines fishermen — thanks to chums. Wyatt Rhea-Fournier is one of Haines’ salmon management biologists.  “Even though we had low returns to the Chilkoot system of sockeye, and low harvest of sockeye, we had excellent, above-average harvest of chum,” he said. “Which rounded out the year for everybody,...

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