By BRENDAN JONES
As a resident of Sitka, in Southeast Alaska, I’ve worked in the local commercial fishing industry on and off for the past 17 years. This summer I’ll go out on the boat once more, in search of salmon, which have become one of the drivers of the region’s economic recovery.
This year... [ READ MORE... ]
Tourism is thriving in Alaska's Tongass National Forest. So why is the U.S. Forest Service slashing its investment in this growing, renewable industry? That's the key question posed by the president and chief executive of Alaska's largest tourism association this week in an op-ed in the Juneau... [ READ MORE... ]
by Teresa Haugh
U.S. Forest Service, Alaska
Alaska’s Chugach and Tongass national forests are sometimes referred to as salmon forests, producing all five species of wild Pacific salmon: king, coho, sockeye, pink, and chum.
Salmon is vital to Alaska’s economy, and last year’s statewide commercial... [ READ MORE... ]
(Photo Credit: Gastineau Guiding. Clients of Gastineau Guiding enjoy a view of Mendenhall Glacier. More than 400,000 out-of-state visitors each year take in the beauty of Mendenhall Glacier making it the most visited site in Alaska's Tongass National Forest)
Southeast Alaska: Melting Funds for... [ READ MORE... ]
Commercial fishermen and tribal leaders from Southeast Alaska are in Washington, D.C, this week. They're there to press for U.S. State Department action to protect their region's copius wild salmon runs, thriving tourism industry, and cultural resources from large-scale mine projects planned for... [ READ MORE... ]
Mushers in Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog race, including Monica Zappa, are making their way to Nome, battling some of the worse trail conditions in the history of the event. Warm weather and lack of snow have made parts of the roughly 1,000 trail extremely treacherous . Out of an initial field of 69... [ READ MORE... ]
Type of stream: Freestone
Angling methods Fly
Species: Rainbows, sockeye, and grayling
Season: June - September Supporting
Services: Private lodges
Short take: You can match the mayfly on this Alaskan river
Handicapped access: Fishing from a boat is possible, but... [ READ MORE... ]
Alaska’s top sporting event is the 1,000 mile Iditarod sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome and this year a woman whose passion is to protect Bristol Bay wild salmon is competing in the grueling long-distance event.
Monica Zappa, 30, is dedicating her first Iditarod race toward raising public... [ READ MORE... ]
by Mark Kaelke
TU Southeast Alaska Project Director
Alaska is a place ruled by seasons and cycles that get fairly predictable after you experience them a few times. We harvest fish, berries and our gardens in the summer, hunt and chop wood in the fall, do various forms of sledding or skiing, take... [ READ MORE... ]