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... ]
By Chad Shmukler
Despite being a land of staggering plenty, Alaska's Southeast is facing a number of challenges. Proposals for new mining operations and hydroelectric dams are looming and the logging industry -- a spectacular and perpetual loser both environmentally and... [ READ MORE... ]
Sen. Lisa Murkowski lambasted the head the U.S. Forest Service, Tom Tidwell, recently during an oversight hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Her chief complaint, as usual, is what she perceives as a lack of old-growth logging in the Tongass National Forest, Alaska’s 17-... [ READ MORE... ]
Coho, pink and chum salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout, and Dolly Varden char are benefiting from a recently completed restoration project on the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. Sitka black-tailed deer, wolves and black bears also stand to gain from habitat improvements in a... [ READ MORE... ]
Alaskans turned out in force this week at three public forums in Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula to voice strong opposition to proposed legislation that would weaken the public’s ability to have a say in how our salmon rivers are managed.
Hundreds of people attended the meetings in Soldotna,... [ READ MORE... ]
By: Dave Atcheson
In a time when the state of Alaska is considering a number of projects that many see as a war on salmon and fishing, along comes a bill in the Alaska Legislature that continues the assault.
Being pushed by the governor as a way to streamline the permitting process, this bill... [ READ MORE... ]
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Chris Wood, president and CEO of Trout Unlimited, delivers the annual State of TU presentation to members during September's annual meeting in Madison, Wisc.
It’s hard not to be frustrated with the Forest Service. If this bloated federal bureaucracy isn’t wasting taxpayer dollars on money-losing timber sales in Southeast Alaska, its officials are whining about how costly public-use cabins are to maintain in the Tongass National Forest. Or as the case... [ READ MORE... ]