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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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Alaska Program director, Nelli Williams, holds a microphone for a crowd of Pebble Mine opponents saying, "Wrong Mine, Wrong Place!" at a Monday rally in Anchorage. Photo by Brandon Hill From an op-ed published in the Alaska Dispatch News. Amid another EPA comment period regarding protections for [ READ MORE... ]
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By: Nelli Williams One afternoon late last summer, I took advantage of a sunny, warm day to take my kids to a playground near Campbell Creek. It was packed with kids swinging, jumping and sliding. Suddenly, we all heard shrieking near the river. It quickly became apparent that nothing was wrong, [ READ MORE... ]
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by Eric Booton The midnight sun came and went. We are so accustomed to the unending daylight that we neglected to pack headlamps. We were already run out a fishing hole earlier in the evening by black bear and passing anglers were warning us of a momma brown bear with cubs. It wasn’t the most ideal [ READ MORE... ]
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