Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part II

...appeared to have sunk more than 600 feet since the map had been made, revealing the mile-long massif. The Alsek River valley cut a rift through the mountains. On the south side of the river, the Fairweather Mountains rose jagged and imposing...
Wearable Art of Place: Jewelry

...history indicate that the Tlingits' supply of copper came through trade with the Ahtna Athabascan people of the Copper River Valley. Copper nuggets would be alternately heated in a fire and hammered out on a rock until a flat surface was formed. Cuff...
Chinook research funding a casualty of Walker budget cuts

...districts have a stake in continuing the research on chinook runs. Subsistence communities in the Yukon and Kuskokwim river valleys use 85 percent of the salmon subsistence allocations, and the commercial revenue from other salmon species has been...
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Taku windstorm brings big gusts but little damage

...event caused when dense, cold air piles up on the east side of the mainland mountains, then spills through the Taku River valley and over Salisbury Ridge. The process results in gusty, violent winds an average of four times per year between October...
Alaska Science Forum: Twenty weeks through the heart of Alaska

...Incredibly, Allen reported that he and his traveling partners never saw a moose or caribou in covering more than 1,500 river-valley miles. Allen attributed the lack to the animals being hunted out. His report has many passages similar to the one...
What was first effort to build a road out of Juneau?

...time was a road from the future site of Skagway - Capt. William Moore had only just claimed 160 acres in the Skagway River valley the previous year - into the Yukon.If that is the case, the first mention of a true road out of Juneau is in the...
Off the Beaten Path: The eulachon of Berners Bay

...An occasional moose and wolf track, left from the night before, crossed the estuary. During a hike up one of the river valleys, we found beds dug by brown bears in dried up and sandy channels. At one, there were 15 large piles of poop surrounding...
Another notch in their running belts

...foot or bike) race started in Big Lake and followed packed snow machine and sled dog mushing trails in the Susitna River Valley, north of Anchorage. Laws placed fourth for foot participants with a time of 26:49. His time was the 66th fastest...
My Turn: Applying environmental protection where it matters

...The EPA estimates the pit alone could cover 6.9 square miles. That's comparable in size to the entire Mendenhall River valley. Plus, 26 square miles of land would disappear under mine tailing impoundments and waste rock piles. The salmon stream...
Laws finishes Alaska Slam quest

...human-powered (ski, foot or bike) race started in Big Lake and followed packed snowmachine and sled dog trails in the Susitna River Valley north of Anchorage. Laws placed fourth for foot participants with a time of 26 hours, 49 minutes. His time was the...


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