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Alaska’s Tongass National Forest is back in the news again, this time in a Los Angeles Times article about a new economic study focusing on logging, salmon, tourism and how the Forest Service is spending your tax dollars in the country’s largest and wildest national forest.  The article quotes [ READ MORE... ]
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by Christopher Pollon Roaring at seven knots up the U.S. side of the Stikine River, a grizzly bear of a man named Mark Galla steers our jet boat through a gauntlet of protruding logs, attempting to point out the exact point at which Alaska becomes British Columbia. Against the vastness of the [ READ MORE... ]
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(Photo by Travis Rummel) by Sam Snyder It’s mid-October here in Alaska, the days are rapidly growing shorter, and with winter on its way rivers will begin their annual freeze up. Some rivers, more than others, in Alaska change drastically with the seasons. The Susitna River is one of those rivers. [ READ MORE... ]
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(Photo by Chris Miller) by Ted Williams Fly, Rod & Reel, Autumn 2014 If you thought the proposed Pebble Mine in the Bristol Bay area was the most rash and reckless development scheme ever to threaten Alaska’s fish and wildlife, you’d have been wrong. Five enormous hard-rock mines are proposed [ READ MORE... ]
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This week’s news that the U.S. Forest Service has issued a contract for a large old-growth timber sale on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest is disappointing to a wide range of Americans, including sport and commercial fishermen, hunters, tourism operators and visitors to [ READ MORE... ]
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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... ]
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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... ]
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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... ]
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Location: Southcentral Type of stream: Freestone Angling methods: Fly, spin Species: Red, silver, rainbows, steelhead, dolly varden  Access: Easy 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... ]
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Location: Southcentral Type of stream: Freestone Angling methods: Fly, spin Species: King, red, silver, pink salmon; rainbows, steelhead, dolly varden  Access: Easy Season: Varies by species and location Supporting Services: Kenai, Soldotna Short take: Salmon you can find everywhere, but not these [ READ MORE... ]
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