Army Corps Of Engineers Deny Pebble Mine Permit Application (Updated)

Obviously this is huge Thanksgiving eve news. Here’s more from the Anchorage Daily News: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the agency “determined that the applicant’s plan for the discharge of fill material does not comply with Clean Water Act guidelines and concluded that the proposed project is contrary to the public interest.” Here’s … Read more Army Corps Of Engineers Deny Pebble Mine Permit Application (Updated)

A Fish Detective’s Quest To Document More Southeast Alaska Steelhead Waters

The following appears in the November issue of Alaska Sporting Journal: BY CHRIS COCOLES Few Southeast Alaskans are as knowledgeable about the region’s maze of rivers, streams and creeks as Mark Hieronymus.But even an expert sleuth like Hieronymus, Trout Unlimited’s Alaska science coordinator, is constantly learning something about these waters and the fish that live … Read more A Fish Detective’s Quest To Document More Southeast Alaska Steelhead Waters

Survival Of The Fattest: Inside Katmai’s Fat Bear Contest

The following appears in the November issue of Alaska Sporting Journal: BY CHRIS COCOLES One of so many luxuries the COVID-19 pandemic took away from us was March Madness, college basketball’s men’s and women’s tournaments that were cancelled just a week before their scheduled starts. Fans filling out a tournament bracket and predicting all the … Read more Survival Of The Fattest: Inside Katmai’s Fat Bear Contest

Northern Dynasty Submits Pebble Mitigation Plan To USACE

Northern Dynasty Minerals, which is heading up the Pebble Mine project, submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers its Compensatory Mitigation Plan for the Pebble project just short of the 90-day deadline. Here’s a bit of the press release: Following publication of a positive Final Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) in July 2020, the USACEpublished … Read more Northern Dynasty Submits Pebble Mitigation Plan To USACE

Bear Has Deadly Airplane Encounter At Yakutat Airport

One of my favorite films, Miracle (chronicling the 1980 U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team’s gold medal. One throwaway scene that I couldn’t find video for was when Kurt Russell’s Coach Herb Brooks character is speaking to his wife from a rural airport returning after a game: Herb Brooks: [to Patti on the phone] We were … Read more Bear Has Deadly Airplane Encounter At Yakutat Airport

Alaska Fishing Boats Clash With Russian Vessels

Earlier this year we featured Discovery Channel’s latest installment of its hit series Deadliest Catch, emphasizing the crab boats’ competition with Russian fishing vessels. But at no point is it suggested anything more than business rivalries. But the U.S. and Russia got a little too close on the high seas recently. Here’s more from the … Read more Alaska Fishing Boats Clash With Russian Vessels

Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Salmon Makes Historical Crash

Here’s more from the Alaska Journal of Commerce (via the Anchorage Daily News): The 2020 Upper Cook Inlet harvest of roughly 1.2 million salmon was less than half the recent 10-year average harvest of 3.2 million fish and the estimated cumulative ex-vessel value of approximately $5.2 million was the worst on record, according to Alaska … Read more Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Salmon Makes Historical Crash