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If you have the thirst for 30 inch rainbows and rivers clogged with wild salmon then you are likely familiar with the Alaskan gem known as Bristol Bay.  And if you are familiar with Bristol Bay then you likely are familiar with the Pebble Mine proposal and maybe have even submitted comments on it [ READ MORE... ]
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Colony High School teacher, Tim Lussow, is all smiles after receiving fly tying material donations to support his "Alaska Wild" course.  Photo: Eric Booton   After spending the past couple of months hosting a fly tying material donation drive for Colony High School, I have two words to share with [ READ MORE... ]
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An ode to the coho
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Photo courtesy Dave Atcheson  Coho, or silver salmon, run in the Kenai River throughout the fall and are popular with anglers.   By Dave Atcheson   We all know the Chinook is the undisputed king and sockeye salmon fill our freezers, but I don’t believe Oncorhynchus Kisutch, or the silver [ READ MORE... ]
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The egg sucking leech, a staple for every Alaskan's fly box - Photo: Jenny Weis   By: Eric Booton   This holiday season give the gift of learning, opportunity and fly fishing to Alaska High School Students!   For the past 8 years Tim Lussow, a biology teacher at Colony High School, has helped [ READ MORE... ]
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Intro by Paula Dobbyn   A top priority for Trout Unlimited in Alaska is to conserve some of the best salmon and trout watersheds left in North America for our kids and grandkids. Many of these wild places are found within a 17 million acre rain forest in Southeast Alaska. Home to about 70,000 [ READ MORE... ]
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All photos and essay by: Bryan Gregson   Alaska's Inside Passage is one of nature's paramount gifts. It holds many treasures, including one of the remaining salmon forests, the Tongass National Forest. As the largest federal forest, the Tongass is a coastal temperate rainforest concealed in an [ READ MORE... ]
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(Photo by Matt Smythe) By MARK HIERONYMUS Sept. 23 marked the official end of summer and the beginning of fall, but in Southeast Alaska words like “summer” and “fall” are less about the calendar and more about the level of activity. While fall is the cooling off period, summers full of salmon bring [ READ MORE... ]
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(Photo by ©Earl Harper/Harper Studios, Inc.) The fish and wildlife of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, as well as the communities and industries that depend upon them, scored a significant victory last week. As you may have read, a federal appeals court ruled that the Bush administration erred in [ READ MORE... ]
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By Paula Dobbyn This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Mount Polley mine disaster in British Columbia, Canada’s worst mine-related disaster. The tailings dam breach on Aug. 4, 2014, sent some 6.6 billion gallons of mine waste water and sludge into lakes and streams leading to the Fraser [ READ MORE... ]
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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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