By Dominick A. DellaSala
Like many who care about Alaska’s economy and its world-class rainforests, I witnessed the recent news coverage on the Big Thorne timber sale as the latest boxing match over old growth logging. Each prizefighter staked out familiar ground — conservationists sued over old... [ READ MORE... ]
A Yellowstone cutthroat trout from Idaho's South Fork of the Snake River.
This week, the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund turns 50. Wouldn't it be nice if Congress, in celebration of this vital piece of legislation, desposited the full $900 million into the fund for only the second time... [ READ MORE... ]
By Austin Williams
After pledging in 2010 to bring about an end to old-growth logging on the Tongass National Forest, the U.S. Forest Service has failed to find first gear, and may have ground the shifter into reverse. Last week, despite staunch public opposition, the Forest Service approved the... [ READ MORE... ]
This is the third and final installment in a series of posts detailing the connection between the failed tailings dam at the Mount Polley Mine in British Columbia and the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay and the planned transboundary mines in western B.C. You can read the first installment here... [ READ MORE... ]
The Taku River, southeast Alaska's greatest sockeye salmon stream, runs at the base of Taku Glacier southeast of Juneau.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series about how the Mount Polley mine dam disaster could have devastating impacts on salmon in Alaska if proposed mines are... [ READ MORE... ]
Image: Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre
Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series. Coming next, why the Mount Polley disaster could repeated in the transboundary region of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska. The second installment is available here.
One... [ READ MORE... ]
A huge gold and copper mine, proposed for northwest British Columbia just 19 miles from Alaska, moved a step closer to becoming a reality this week.
Fishermen, tourism operators and tribes in Alaska, meanwhile, are raising red flags about the project and its potential to contaminate downstream... [ READ MORE... ]
Jim Furnish, a former top U.S. Forest Service official, has a strong message for his former bosses – stop the ecologically-damaging and money-losing practice of old-growth logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest and do it now.
In an editorial published in the Juneau Empire this week, Furnish... [ READ MORE... ]
A nice Dolly Varden from a small stream on Prince of Wales Island.
I first visited southeast Alaska in 2004, the guests of a family from my home state of Idaho who had acquired a fishing lodge at the northern tip of Prince of Wales Island.
The lodge was--and still is--known for its salmon and... [ READ MORE... ]
Type of stream: Freestone
Angling methods: Fly, spin
Species: Red, silver, rainbows, steelhead, dolly varden
Season: Varies by species and location
Supporting Services: Kenai, Soldotna
Short take: A fine fall fishery for ‘bows. Great for sockeyes during the... [ READ MORE... ]