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Restoration project offers team-building opportunity

NEW YORK—In July, the leadership team for the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests incorporated a project element to their bi-monthly meeting—improving access to a historic interpretive site on the Finger Lakes National Forest.

The leadership team spent just over a day reframing and re-decking a boat dock on Caywood Point in order to provide water access to forest visitors. Prior to the dock replacement, the only safe and reliable access was on foot, via a steep, winding Forest Service trail.

State of Alaska, USDA Forest Service begin official work on Alaska Roadless Rule

AUGUST 2, 2018 AT 3:45 PM EDT - JUNEAU, ALASKA, August 2 – The State of Alaska and the USDA Forest Service signed a memorandum of understanding this week to develop an Alaska state-specific roadless rule.

An Alaska state-specific roadless rule will determine which currently designated roadless areas would require a different management designation to further Alaska’s economic development or other needs, while still conserving roadless areas for generations to come.  

Recognizing recent public access and safety improvements to the Anan Wildlife Observatory

WRANGELL, Alaska — Forest Service leadership from the Alaska Region were joined by representatives of the Wrangell Cooperative Association Tribal Government, the Wrangell Borough, and Wrangell Chamber of Commerce to recognize recent public access and safety improvements to the Anan Wildlife Observatory, Aug. 9, 2017.

Colorado gets people outdoors

The Forest Service joined the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and other agencies for an Outdoor Line 9 call bank June 2. The event was organized to talk to the public about getting outdoors this summer and to promote tomorrow's National Get Outdoors Day, or GO Day.

The call bank was hosted at the 9 News Station in Denver, and those watching the news were prompted to call in and speak to representatives about where to go this summer in Colorado. Roughly 50 people called during the broadcast.

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