Management agencies, Alaska Trappers Association to present information at the Discovery Center

Contact(s): Paul Robbins Jr.


Ketchikan, Alaska—December 6, 2018—The USDA Forest Service, Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G), and Alaska Trappers Association (ATA) are presenting information about trapping and sharing trails in the Ketchikan area at 6 p.m. on December 14, 2018, in the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.

The program will begin with a brief introduction by staff from the Tongass National Forest, followed by presentations from the ADF&G and ATA on the trapping season, types of traps, and trap sets. Presenters will display the different trap types, and talk about how they’re used. Also as part of the program, a 30-minute video produced by the Alaska Trappers Association titled, Sharing Alaska’s Trails, will be shown. After the video, there will be a short question and answer period about the trapping season and traps. If you are unable to attend you can find the Sharing Alaska’s Trails video online at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=trapping.sharing

For more information on the presentation, contact the Ketchikan Misty Fjords Ranger District at 907-228-4139.

For interviews and information to be used for publication, contact the Tongass Public Affairs Officer at 907-228-6201 or paul.robbins@usda.gov.

The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 30 percent of the nation’s surface drinking water to cities and rural communities and approximately 66 million Americans rely on drinking water that originated from the National Forest System.  The agency also has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 900 million forested acres within the U.S., of which over 130 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.

 

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