By Chris Wood
That much closer…
Today, the head of the EPA announced that the agency would begin a process that could lead to the prohibition of industrial scale mining in Bristol Bay Alaska. Protecting Bristol Bay has been Trout Unlimited ’s top priority for nearly a decade. Tens of thousands of... [ 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 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... ]
Pete Wood, one of the great guides from Silver Creek Outfitters, carp fishing madman, and fantatstic intern with TU last summer in Arlington is featured here. Well worth watching...
Reflections of our chapters' past helps us move forward.
What's your story?
Ask any angler about how they were introduced to the great sport of fishing, and you are likely to get a well-developed story full of imagery and passion. We love to talk about how we became anglers, about our favorite... [ READ MORE... ]
The Pulp Fly phenomenon has struck again - for the third time - churning out yet another collection of top-notch writing with some well known, and some soon to be well-known outdoor writers in the industry.
The visionaries behind this series took a cue from the publishers of the early 20th century... [ READ MORE... ]
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... ]
There’s reason to celebrate if you love to fish Southeast Alaska and understand the value of healthy wild salmon runs. There’s also reason to worry. Let’s start with the good news.
Southeast Alaska—home of the Tongass National Forest—recently wrapped up a record salmon fishing season. According to... [ READ MORE... ]