The Alaska Division of Forestry is closing its Haines office for the winter on Nov. 21.
The office had been kept open year-round until budget cuts were enacted by the Alaska Legislature early this year.
The office will remain closed until Jan. 10 and will reopen for two weeks, closing again on Jan. 22. The office will reopen March 1, the forestry division announced by email Thursday.
The closure was forced by layoffs in response to budget cuts, the division said. While the Haines office is closed, anyone with forestry issues in Haines may call Joel Nudelman in Juneau at 465-5406.