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My Turn: Support passage of Sealaska lands bill

...options high value public lands such as community watersheds and valuable recreation and subsistence areas such as the Situk River corridor, a river with exceptional fishing and wildlife values. While these sensitive areas were all available for selection...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-03-21/my-turn-support-passage-sealaska-land
Opinion
Federal Chinook fishery closed in Yakutat

...to protect Chinook salmon in the Situk River, near Yakutat. The District Ranger...fishery for king salmon in the Situk River and prohibiting fishing with gillnet...other than Chinook salmon in the Situk River continues to be permitted.The...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-06-01/federal-chinook-fishery-closed-yakut
Outdoors
Better late than never

...said. Some of the Panhandle's more productive systems, such as the Karta River on Prince of Wales Island or the Situk River near Yakutat, can support runs of hundreds or thousands of fish. Larger systems also have a fall run of fish that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051202/out_fishing.shtml
Outdoors
Flood threat receding, along with glacier; officials look to prevent problems

The immediate threat to the Situk River - renowned for its steelhead fishing...eventually would spill over into the Situk River drainage and flood valuable fishing...hurting Yakutat's economy. The Situk River has one of the largest wild steelhead...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052104/sta_flood.shtml
News
Yakutat blasts official inertia

...stranded marine mammals and threatened Situk River fisheries. Though the surging...glacial flood would blast through the Situk River, a world-class fishing river...otherwise submerge a vast area of the Situk River floodplain. The ditch would instead...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060505/sta_20050605003.shtml
News
For some in Yakutat, Timber sale spells grief

...Yakutat stats Area population: 800. Situk River: 25 miles long, with biggest...evenly divided over logging in the Situk River watershed, its most precious natural...impacted." For decades, the Situk River - a birthplace for all five Alaska...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061205/sta_20050612004.shtml
News
My turn: Tribe didn't expect to be sole litigant in timber case

...conditional-use permit with the Forest Service to manage nearly 50 commercial fishers' campsites along the banks of the Situk River. The Forest Service had upped its fee from $100 to $350 a season. When the tribe took over, the fee went down to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061705/opi_20050617005.shtml
Opinion
Yakutat residents gauge glacier's impact on town

...Fiord-turned-lake could spill into the Situk River and bring changes the community's...lot of people are concerned about Situk River. ... I'd hate to see it affect...of our industry is based on the Situk River." Evens has fished for king crab...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062302/loc_glacier2.shtml
News
Alaska Digest

...said Bob Piorkowski, coordinator of Fish and Game's Invasive Species Program. Since 1994, 577 Atlantic salmon have been found in Alaska's waters, including freshwater systems such as the Copper and Situk rivers, the agency said.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072504/sta_akdigest.shtml
News
Coho subsistence shut down on 3 rivers

...and Natives in Wrangell use the Stikine "very actively. And the Alsek River is used by the Yakutat people." If the Situk River drainage is flooded by overflow from the Russell Fiord, now a lake closed off by a glacial moraine, "the Yakutat...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072602/sta_coho.shtml
News

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