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Community-Driven Sustainable Energy – Galena Biomass Project Webinar 7/25/17

Tim Kalke from Sustainable Energy for Galena will present on the innovative, community-driven project that utilizes biomass surrounding the Yukon River community. A webinar will take place on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Audio: Teleconference: 1-866-755-3168 Passcode: 40211914# … Continue reading

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NWB LCC Steering Committee Member Honored

NWB LCC Steering Committee member Gary Larsen from the Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Fairbanks has been honored with the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service. Read more at the Fairbanks Daily News Miner:

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High Altitude Balloon Captures the Boreal Forest from Near Space

A group of engineering students and recent graduates flew a balloon to the edge of space near Fairbanks earlier this year. The group associated with the company, Night Crew Labs, built a balloon that took cameras up to 90,000 feet, … Continue reading

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Alaska Joint Fire Science Consortium Presentations Published

The Alaska Joint Fire Science Consortium has published several presentations from their conference and workshops earlier this year, “Opportunities to Apply Remote Sensing in Boreal/Arctic Wildfire Management and Science.” Opportunities to Apply Remote Sensing in Boreal/Arctic Wildfire Management and Science … Continue reading

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A “Test Kitchen” at the Southern Edge of the Boreal Forest

At the southern edge of the boreal forest in northern Minnesota, the spruce trees are in retreat. A diverse group of state, federal, academic, and NGO partners are experimenting with planting conifers in places they have a better chance of … Continue reading

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What is Global Business’ Role in Landscape Connectivity?

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in collaboration with multinational agribusiness Syngenta has released a report on landscape connectivity. The report makes the business case for supporting connectivity platforms, such as using marginal land in industrial and rural … Continue reading

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Seeing the forest and the trees: new paper argues “two scales are better than one”

A new paper explores how remotely sensed data and field level information to shed light upon a changing northern forest. In a paper titled “Two scales are better than one: Monitoring multiple-use northern temperate forests,” lead author Mark Wright of … Continue reading

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Collaborative Planning on the Kenai Peninsula

Thousands of residents, a long list of public agencies, Alaska Native Tribes, and one of the biggest engines of Alaska tourism all call the Kenai Peninsula home, in addition to the world-class king salmon and moose that help make it … Continue reading

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Job Opportunities Connected with ABoVE Projects

The Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE), a NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program field campaign conducted in Alaska and Western Canada, has posted several job opportunities related to ABoVE projects. ABoVE is a large-scale study of environmental change and its implications for social-ecological … Continue reading

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Conservation Coaches Network Open Standards Training Scheduled

A Conservation Coaches Network Training is scheduled from May 21 to May 26 in Ashland, Oregon at Buckhorn Springs Retreat Center. The next CCNet coach training in North America after this one will be in late January 2018, at the … Continue reading

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