Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bear Aware Events in Girdwood This Week...

Lots of stuff going on in Girdwood, related to things bear. Check out the flyer drawn, by Girdwood student Vytas Quigley, to see what you can do, see and learn about bears.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

FYI: Burn permits on State Lands required starting April 1

Alaska’s wildland fire season officially begins on April 1, and on this date, burn permits will become necessary for the open burning of brush, grass, slash and yard debris on state land.

State law requires burn permits for open burning from April 1 to August 31. These permits must be renewed annually and may only be used on days without burn restrictions. To apply for a burn permit, go to or stop by a Division of Forestry office or local fire department. 

This does not apply to Forest Service lands. For questions about burn restrictions and fire danger on the Chugach National Forest please check the Chugach website.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bear Aware: April is the Month

Spring is here and bears like it too! Remember to be Bear Aware. To help everyone do that, April has been proclaimed the Official Month of Bear Awareness.

Find out more at

Copy of the Bear awareness month proclamation signed by Alaska Governor Bill Walker

Monday, March 9, 2015

Check out artist templates and lesson plans on the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree site. You'll also see bios of all the artists and related news and information.

And come down to the Chugach National Forest offices at 161 East 1st, Door #8 to see the ornaments on display. They'll be up till the end of the month.