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Photo by April Bencze. Sign the petition to defend Southeast Alaska's rivers here: http://bit.ly/KerrySignOn      By Jill Weitz   As a Midwestern transplant who has lived in Southeast Alaska for nearly 10 years, I am thankful that I get to help to protect the stunning mountain valleys, magnificent [ READ MORE... ]
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Post by Keven Maier with a foreward by Mark Hieronymus (All photos courtesy of Chapter #581 Facebook page)   Note: The following was written by Kevin Maier, the first year president of Trout Unlimited Juneau Chapter #581. Kevin isn’t the kind of guy to brag on himself, so I am here to tell you that [ READ MORE... ]
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Cheeky Fishing Co. is holding its annual March Madness event, which pits fish against fish to determine the year's most popular gamefish.  by Chris Hunt For the sixth year in row, Cheeky Fishing is hosting its annual March Madness event, which is a fishy take on the NCAA college basketball [ READ MORE... ]
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The docks in Sitka, Alaska. Photo by Marie Rose By: Marie Rose As the public comment period ends for the US Forest Service’s review of the Tongass Land Management Plan, I often find myself reflecting on the many conversations I’ve had here in the fishing communities of Southeast Alaska in regards [ READ MORE... ]
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Packed house in Talkeetna. Photo by Kalyn Simon By Jenny Weis At a small airplane hangar renovated into a community theater and art space in “downtown” Talkeetna, Alaska, every seat was filled with locals excited to see their efforts to protect their river, economy and way of life hit the “big [ READ MORE... ]
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The Clean Water Rule, despite court challenges and implementation problems, remained intact and was not put in peril in the federal omibus spending bill approved by Congress last week.  By Steve Moyer Last week, congressional leaders agreed to a bipartisan omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal [ READ MORE... ]
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Tongass steelhead. Photo by Bryan Gregson   By: Tim Bristol   Years ago, an old time Tongass political operator, whose name I will not reveal since I was not able to talk to him before writing this, compiled a set of “Rules of the Tongass,” that ring as true today as they did during the Tongass [ READ MORE... ]
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Above: Dave Lass cradles a gift from the "Holy Trinity." Among the better excuses for going fishing is to celebrate a birthday. One’s own, of course. But also your father-in-law’s, the 4th of July, Christmas, Rutherford B. Hayes’s, and your yet-to-be-born nephew’s. The point is that you can use “ [ READ MORE... ]
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Above: Rob Masonis, founder of the Wild Steelhead Initiative and Wild Steelheaders United   By Rob Masonis Darn lucky. That is what I consider myself for having been able to make a living for more than two decades protecting and restoring the great steelhead and salmon rivers of the Pacific [ READ MORE... ]
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Fishing Saltery Bay. Photo courtesy of Jed & Joanie McBeen This essay is part of an ongoing blog series on the Tongass National Forest, featuring the healthy & productive waters of the "Tongass 77." If you are interested in learning more, please see the intro page and other posts by [ READ MORE... ]
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