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(Iskut River near the confluence with the Stikine River. Photo courtesy of Inside Passage Waterkeeper.) The British Columbia government today allowed Mount Polley mine to reopen, provoking concern from fishermen, tribes, tourism operators and others in neighboring Southeast Alaska. Mount Polley, in [ READ MORE... ]
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(Photo courtesy of Mark Kaelke) After nine months of meetings, a federally-appointed panel charged with reviewing timber management on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest has released a set of recommendations that include some significant conservation gains. The Tongass Advisory Committee concluded [ READ MORE... ]
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TU’s Transboundary Rivers campaign recently wrapped up a whirlwind trip to Seattle, Vancouver, and Williams Lake, British Columbia (B.C.) that included meetings with First Nations, non-governmental organizations working on mining reform, and with B.C. government officials. Williams Lake is the [ READ MORE... ]
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  Fly fishing in the Tongass National Forest. Photo: Paula Dobbyn     by Cindy Shogun Last week, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testified before the Senate Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee to discuss the 2016 Forest Service budget request. And in the midst of back-and [ READ MORE... ]
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Logging in southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest made news again this week when Sen. Lisa Murkowski questioned Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell about why he isn’t doing more to boost timber harvesting in the 17-million-acre rain forest. Despite fisheries and tourism serving as the centerpiece [ READ MORE... ]
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Click on image above to view video.  A new short film about Southeast Alaska’s rich salmon fisheries, its vibrant tourism industry, and Native cultures is live online and being screened in Anchorage this week. Xboundary, by Alaska filmmaker Ryan Peterson, explores the rich tapestry of Southeast [ READ MORE... ]
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(Photo courtesy of Wade Davis.) Alaska fishermen, tribal leaders and tourism owners say the opening of Red Chris mine in the Stikine River watershed last week is a dangerous development for Southeast Alaska’s rich salmon fisheries and tourism-oriented economy. The Stikine River, which begins in [ READ MORE... ]
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 A growing chorus of American Indian and Alaska Native organizations is raising red flags about threats to salmon, livelihoods and culture from large-scale mining in British Columbia. The largest tribal organizations in the Lower 48 and Alaska announced this week that they are backing efforts to [ READ MORE... ]
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by Sam Snyder Wild salmon lovers got an early Christmas present this week. Alaska’s new governor on Monday cut proposed funding for a controversial hydroelectric project on one of the state’s most productive salmon rivers. Two months ago, I wrote this blog post about fishing the Susitna River, [ READ MORE... ]
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(Photo by Jeff Nichols) By Mark Kaelke I am undoubtedly the least tech-savvy employee in the Trout Unlimited (TU) Alaska program but I try to make up for this deficiency by hoarding almost every piece of electronic information I have ever received or created.  Although admittedly a misguided [ READ MORE... ]
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