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Summer is upon us, and many of us will be heading to public lands to fish. A new bill in draft form is being considered in Congress that doesn't do enough to address the challenge of "fire borrowing," or winnowing away at federal agency funding earmarked for important restoration and maintenance [ READ MORE... ]
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Misty Fjords National Monument. Photographer unknown.   By Jenny Weis   Maybe you’ve heard of the steelhead fishing in the Tongass National Forest. Or maybe you’ve eaten wild salmon harvested in the Taku river of Southeast Alaska. Or perhaps you’ve gone sightseeing in Misty Fjords National Monument [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo by Alan Corbett   By: Jenny Weis   It’s hard to overemphasize the beauty of the Tongass National Forest. Giant hemlock, spruce, and cedar trees cover most of Southeast Alaska’s islands and line the coasts, comprising the United States’ largest national forest. The Tongass attracts about 1.5 [ READ MORE... ]
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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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