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Forest Service to dedicate new Juneau Laboratory with ribbon cutting ceremony, house post unveiling

May 18 event includes guided tours of the state-of-the-art, energy-efficient facility

 

USDA Forest Service
Pacific Northwest Research Station

Juneau, AK: May 14, 2013

Media contact: Yasmeen Sands, (360) 753-7716, ysands@fs.fed.us


JUNEAU, Alaska. May 14, 2013. The Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station will officially dedicate its new Juneau Forestry Sciences Laboratory this Saturday, May 18 during an afternoon ceremony that includes guided tours and the raising of carved house posts. The event is free and open to the public.

“ Our new laboratory will strengthen the station’s Alaska research program and enhance the partnerships critical for addressing natural resource issues in the state and beyond,” said Robert Mangold, Acting Station Director.

Adjacent to the University of Alaska Southeast campus, the 12,000-square-foot facility includes both office and specialized laboratory space. It provides a collaborative environment for Forest Service research scientists to interact closely with university faculty, students, agency colleagues, and key regional stakeholders. The building houses scientists and staff from the station, the Forest Service’s Alaska Region, and the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center and is home to research on climate change, watershed and young-growth management, human values and uses of natural resources, and forest health.

Energy-efficient features—including high-efficiency ground source heat pumps and a heat recovery ventilation system—and regionally sourced building materials feature prominently in the new building. In addition, the building’s entrance will be flanked by two house posts, carved by Tlingit master carver Wayne Price, that pay homage to the Eagle and Raven moieties of the Tlingit People, on whose ancestral land the laboratory is built. The posts will be unveiled and raised during the ceremony.

Guided tours of the facility will be available every half hour from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on May 18. Signup will be onsite. The formal ceremony begins at 3:00 p.m. and will feature the Woosh.ji.een and Mt. Juneau Tlingit Dancers and speakers including Acting Station Director Mangold; former Mayor of Juneau Bruce Botelho; and University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor John Pugh.

  • What: Juneau Forestry Sciences Laboratory Ribbon-Cutting and House Post Dedication Ceremony
  • When: Saturday, May 18, 2013; Open house and tours from 12:00-3:00 p.m.; formal program from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Juneau Forestry Sciences Laboratory; 11175 Auke Lake Way; Juneau, AK 99801

For more information or to RSVP, call (907) 586-7802.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Pacific Northwest Research Station—headquartered in Portland, Oregon—generates and communicates scientific knowledge that helps people make informed choices about natural resources and the environment. The station has 11 laboratories and centers located in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon and about 390 employees.

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