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Forest Service plans to close 10 low-use cabins

...and Rezanof Lake cabins on the Sitka Ranger District; DeBoer Lake and Harvey Lake cabins on the Petersburg District; Binkley Slough Cabin on the Wrangell Ranger District; McGilvery Cabin within the Thorne Bay Ranger District; and Square Lake Cabin within...
Hooper Bay teen dies in apparent drowning

...drowning.Alaska State Troopers said 18-year-old Darin Long was found tangled Sunday in a partially deployed fishing net in a slough near the western Alaska village.Troopers say Long had been subsistence fishing.He was last seen by his family at about 11...
On the Trails: Dredge Islands

...westernmost islands, this was new terrain for me. We waded through wide expanses of tall grass and crossed several tidal sloughs where dowitchers and yellowlegs foraged and mallards loafed on the banks. A characteristic of most of the islands we visited...
Time for beauty in a busy world

...shoulder of Mount Juneau leans out toward the pale blue morning sky. Off to my right, hints of spring greenery rise along the sloughs that gracefully cut ribbons through the wetlands. The short drive from the valley to downtown is one of the most beautiful...
Photo: Immature totem

A young bald eagle perches atop a piling near Auk Nu Slough in Auke Bay.
Off the Beaten Path: Exploring the Stikine Delta by kayak, foot

...good). On a walk in the Blind Slough estuary with my good friend Sam...began exploring an expanse of sloughs, meadows and tidal flats. I...came to the first knee-deep slough. The next slough was up to my mid thigh. The next...
On the Trails: Anticipating spring

...toward any other male that wandered in. A small flight of swans winged north and a couple of horned larks scurried along a slough out on the wetlands. Sapsuckers announced their arrival by happily drumming on downspouts and metal signs. A few days later...
Aniak mayor: Insurance hikes burden rural Alaska

...face an annual increase of 25 percent.Aniak is located on the south bank of the Kuskokwim River and at the head of the Aniak Slough.There is a dike that partially protects the town from frequent and vicious ice jams from spring breakup."We have a lot...
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On the Trails: Early October

...water levels of our glacial rivers dropped markedly, leaving sloughs and sandbars and exposing interstadial wood from forests that...ravens gorging themselves on stranded salmon carcasses in a slough beside the main river. Farther upstream, a broad sand bar...
The swans have returned to Southeast Alaska

...announcing, "The swans are back." The Blind Slough/Blind River drainage is about 20 minutes...the winter population. A visitor to the slough would likely observe 20 to 30 swans during...Crystal Lake Hatchery adjacent to the Blind Slough Recreation Area at Mile 18 provides excellent...


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