• Advocacy

    Mining for answers on critical minerals

    On Tuesday, the Biden administration announced key findings in the 100-day supply chain review required by an executive order issued in February. The report, Building Resilient Supply Chains, Revitalizing American Manufacturing, and fostering Broad-based Growth, covers a wide range of supply chain issues, including critical minerals. But what do supply chains and critical minerals have to do…

  • Conservation

    TU asks Secretary Vilsack to keep the Tongass roadless

    Fishing and tourism provide 26 percent of the jobs in Southeast Alaska. Logging? One percent. Chris Hunt photo. Few decisions have been as short-sighted as last year’s repeal of the Roadless Rule on Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, which helps explain why 96 percent of all public comment opposed the repeal.  When large-scale logging first…

  • Trout Talk

    Not all fishing buddies are great anglers

    A wet dog.

    This is Maya. Shortly after she jumped in the river, wrapped around my leader, and thus caused me to lose what I thought was at least a 16-inch brown trout that I had hooked on a dry fly. Maya obviously feels no remorse whatsoever. I’m still kinda mad. But not really. For the record, Maya…