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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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Location: West Type of stream: Freestone Angling methods: Fly, spin Species: Kings, reds, silvers, pinks, chums, rainbows, grayling, dolly varden  Access: Remote—required float plane Season: June - September Supporting Services: King Salmon Short take: To float it is to love it Handicapped Access [ READ MORE... ]
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<div><strong>Location</strong>:<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>Southwest</div><div><strong>Type of stream</strong>:<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> [ READ MORE... ]
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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... ]
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Tourism is thriving in Alaska's Tongass National Forest. So why is the U.S. Forest Service slashing its investment in this growing, renewable industry? That's the key question posed by the president and chief executive of Alaska's largest tourism association this week in an op-ed in the Juneau [ READ MORE... ]
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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... ]
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