Spotlights Archive

Building a pool, increasing salmon yield in Lena Beach

Deep pool forming at the bottom of the Picnic Creek fish ladderThe temporary repair is meant to hold until the permanent restoration work begins, scheduled for 2018 under the Lena Beach Renovation Project.



Juneau artist Sharron Lobaugh honored at Mendenhall Glacier

Juneau artist Sharron LobaughFamily of the late artist Sharron Lobaugh gathered at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to remember the long-time Juneau artist who donated her artwork for the 2017 season pass.


Tongass Cuts into the National Saw Policy to prepare for summer 

Yakutat NCCC Members pose with a chainsaw WebIn April and May the Hoonah, Juneau, and Yakutat Ranger Districts trained & certified employees, NCC Crews, and Trail Mix Inc. persons on power saw use.



Sawyers remove hazard trees with traditional tools, skills

Robert Marek 1 WebIn April, fifteen people, mostly Forest Service employees and a pair from the non-profit group Trail mix, received cross-cut saw certifications at all levels.



Ribbon cutting ceremony opens Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center’s new bookstore

Mendenhall Bookstore Ribbon Cutting WebThe bookstore will be open year round. Strengthening the connection to the Juneau community is the greatest benefit of bringing in their new partner, Discovery Southeast.


River rangers protect people, wildlife, habitat on the Situk

Lisa Byers stops to talk to an angler on the Situk RiverRiver rangers bring conservation education to people by sharing conservation knowledge and a culture of stewardship with Situk river users.


Forest Service, community start Tlingit potato garden

Tlingit Potato Garden 2Forest Service staff, students, and community members, gathered at the Sitka Ranger Distict April 14, to plant Tlingit potatoes—kunz, in Tlingit.


University students, AmeriCorps NCC volunteers help the Tongass

Linfield College StudentsAt the end of March, dozens of excited and energetic volunteers arrived in Southeast Alaska, ready to get involved in the hands-on work of managing their national forest lands.



Southeast Alaska Discovery Center dedicates theater, new Peratrovich exhibit

Elizabeth Peratrovich Theater Dedication Group PhotoThe little-known story of Elizabeth Peratrovich and her fight against racism in Alaska will now be shared with many of the million-plus visitors who arrive in Ketchikan each summer. 



Tongass Ranger receives 2017 Tongass Collaborative Stewardship Group award

Angoon Youth Conservation CorpsANGOON, Alaska – Admiralty Island National Monument and Hoonah Ranger District Ranger Chad VanOrmer received the 2017 Tongass Collaborative Stewardship Group award, on February 8, 2017.