Hooknoses, Nasal Swabs: An Alaska COVID-Influenced Fishing Trip Like No Other

The following appears in the March issue of Alaska Sporting Journal: Author Brian Kelly (above) made it to Juneau for a great silver salmon trip, but he had to adhere to a lot of COVID-19 protocols to make it happen. (PHOTOS BY BRIAN KELLY) BY BRIAN KELLY I have been fortunate enough to travel to … Read more Hooknoses, Nasal Swabs: An Alaska COVID-Influenced Fishing Trip Like No Other

Congress Approves Funding For SE Alaska Transboundary Water Monitoring Work Near BC Mining Areas

The following is courtesy of Salmon Beyond Borders and partners: JUNEAU, AK—Led by the Alaska Congressional Delegation, the U.S. Congress has approved more than $3.62 million dollars for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to continue baseline water quality monitoring at the international border for Southeast Alaska’s transboundary rivers, and to shore up U.S. Department of … Read more Congress Approves Funding For SE Alaska Transboundary Water Monitoring Work Near BC Mining Areas

Forest Service’s Potential Roadless Rule Repeal Could Jeopardize Tongass NF (Updated)

With recent support growing to protect the pristine Tongass National Forest from logging via the Roadless Rule, the opposite appears to be the case. Here’s more from the New York Times: The (President Trump) administration’s effort to open the Tongass, the nation’s largest national forest, has been in the works for about two years, and … Read more Forest Service’s Potential Roadless Rule Repeal Could Jeopardize Tongass NF (Updated)

Can Politics Be Removed From Pebble Mine Decision?

In a most strange of years and times we’re all living in, I don’t think anyone expected such a message from President Donald Trump. In a time where political gain has been ramped up in every walk of life – from the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastating West Coast wildfires to the outrage of racial … Read more Can Politics Be Removed From Pebble Mine Decision?

State Relaxes Little Susitna River Coho Restrictions

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: (Palmer) – The Little Susitna River coho salmon escapement goal is projected to be achieved for the 2020 run and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is relaxing restrictions imposed on the sport fishery earlier in the season. Effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, … Read more State Relaxes Little Susitna River Coho Restrictions

Pebble Mine Hits A Snag As Army Corps Requests Changes To Plan (Updating)

As more and more hints suggest the Republican-led Trump administration is also considering opposition to the Pebble Mine, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has apparently walked back its original environmental impact statement that would help pave the way for the Pebble Partnership to get its mining permit. Here’s a the USACE statement: This administration … Read more Pebble Mine Hits A Snag As Army Corps Requests Changes To Plan (Updating)

100 Days Wild: Interior Alaska Is ‘The Real World’ For This Bunch

When I was younger I loved watching MTV’s The Real World, at the time a revolutionary new television genre known as “reality TV.” The Real World would bring together “seven strangers, picked to live in a house, and have their lives taped,” so went the introduction to every show. Eventually, the premise became tired, cliched … Read more 100 Days Wild: Interior Alaska Is ‘The Real World’ For This Bunch