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... ]
Acclaimed author, anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis will speak in Juneau this evening at the invitation of Trout Unlimited Alaska.
Davis will speak about the Sacred Headwaters and how First Nations and others worked to protect this salmon stronghold -- the birthplace of the... [ 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... ]
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... ]
by Mark Hieronymus, Sportfishing Outreach Coordinator
TU Alaska Program
Of all the salmon species in Alaska, the king salmon is the most highly regarded. Folks come to Alaska from all over the world for a chance to catch a king on sport tackle, and every year the Southeast commercial troll fleet... [ READ MORE... ]