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Photo by Arne Johnson By: Mark Hieronymus The mighty Chinook salmon, the largest of the Pacific salmon species and the state fish of Alaska, is shrinking, according to a recent article in Fish and Fisheries (2018). Fisheries researchers from Alaska and Washington analyzed several databases spanning [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Hunt The late August rain provided the symphony, a tinny drum beat on the camper's roof and walls, while I sat at my "kitchen" table tying up a gawdy pink streamer.  Parked beneath the bows of towering yellow cedar and Sitka spruce in a lonely Forest Service campground on Prince of Wales [ READ MORE... ]
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By Eric Booton There is a general rule of thumb that many of us live by: the bigger the challenge to access the fishing hole, the better the fishing is likely to be. Screen Shot 2018-02-21 at 9.25.32 AM.png With that in mind, a 30-minute flight on an Alaskan “bush” [ 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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