USFS issues friendly reminder about dog leash requirements

The U.S. Forest Service Juneau Ranger District is reminding locals this week that leashes are required at many local recreation sites.

All dogs must be on a leash at all times at the following developed recreation sites: Auke Village Recreation Area, Auke Village Campground, Lena Beach and the Mendenhall Lake Campground.

The leash requirement also applies to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center parking lots and areas surrounding the facilities, including the areas of Photo Point, the Nugget Falls Trail and the areas between these trails.

This requirement specifies physical restrictive control using a leash that is no longer than six feet.

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Buckwheat Classic registration opens

Registration is now open for the 31st annual Buckwheat Ski Classic. The cross-country ski race will be held on March 25 on the Log Cabin Ski Trails north of Skagway and include 50K, 25K and 10K classic races as well as a 5K kids race.

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Unit 4 fur season to end

The season for marten, mink, weasel and river otter in Unit 4 (Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof Islands) ended Wednesday. Beaver season remains open through April 30.

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Fireside Lecture on Southeast’s ancient shorelines

Geologist Jim Baichtal will discuss revising old theories regarding how life adapted to Southeast Alaska’s ancient ice sheets during today’s Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

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