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After over a decade, Pebble mine backers say they plan to file permit applications tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 22) to construct a massive open-pit mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska – one of North America’s most treasured, awe-inspiring fisheries. A region full of quiet, clear, winding rivers; massive trout [ READ MORE... ]
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By David Lisi No one around you, you're in a pristine river setting, fishing for wild, native fish. This is THE magical, nearly unattainable goal for most fly fishermen. Rivers with Brown Bears bounding through the water chasing spawning salmon as you pluck your tenth 20" wild rainbow trout from [ READ MORE... ]
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Pride of Bristol Bay sockeye salmon.    By: Nelli Williams    In the holiday spirit? Looking for ways to support TU’s work in Alaska while knocking a few things off your holiday to do list? Here are a few ideas from the TU Alaska Team.   Bristol Bay wild salmon - serve at a holiday party or send [ READ MORE... ]
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“Thank you No. 3. See you next time,” I whispered to the warm cabin as I closed the door of one of my favorite public-use cabins in Southcentral Alaska and turned to soak in the view from the deck with my wife and two dogs. It’s my trusty routine to thank the public resource that kept me cozy all [ READ MORE... ]
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By Dave Atcheson The lead article, gracing the cover of the October issue of the journal Fisheries, details a recent study on how environmental changes may affect our salmon in both the near and distant future. The study is spearheaded by lead scientist Erik Schoen, from the University of Alaska [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo by Alan Corbett By Erin Heist Though the days of timber barons have long expired, Southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest is no stranger to timber wars in recent decades. However, with a recent and hard-fought amendment to the Tongass Land Management Plan (TLMP) by TU and many partners, [ READ MORE... ]
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Some of America's wildest lands should staty that way if a legal decision last month in Washington has any staying power. The U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia threw out the state of Alaska's last-ditch effort to undermine the 2001 Roadless Rule, which protects some 50 million acres [ READ MORE... ]
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By Eric Booton Chrome. Silver. Red gold. Screen Shot 2017-09-06 at 12.49.24 PM.png All the worthy descriptions of fresh, wild Alaska salmon imply monetary value, and for good reason. Here in Alaska, wild salmon attract tourists from around the world. These trusted [ READ MORE... ]
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Chicken of the woods mushrooms. Photo by the author.    By Chris Hunt   A little over a year ago, I stood up to my thighs amid a thick run of pink salmon in a remote, rainforest stream on Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island, trying like hell to tempt one of the few early cohos that were mingling with [ READ MORE... ]
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Alaskans are painfully aware of the recent downturn in king salmon populations on many of our streams. There have, fortunately, been a few glimmers of hope when it comes to this iconic symbol of Alaska. For instance, there was a better than expected return to the Yukon River, which saw the largest [ READ MORE... ]
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