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BEARFEST 2018

 

August 2, 2018

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Joni Johnson, botanist with the U.S. Forest Service, visited Wrangell Thursday afternoon to give a plant walk through the nature trail at Volunteer Park. Johnson is from Petersburg, but said she works in both the Petersburg and Wrangell ranger districts. The nature trail goes through the Muskeg, a wetland ecosystem common in Southeast Alaska. According to Johnson, 40 percent of the Tongass National Forest is made up of wetlands like the muskeg.

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

The Irene Ingle Public Library had a special guest Friday morning. Smokey Bear, accompanied by Corree Delabrue with the U.S. Forest Service, stopped by to have a "Read With a Ranger" day at the library. Several kids came by to take pictures with Smokey and to read stories with him.


 

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