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On the Trails: Autumn is here in earnest

...really well in beaver ponds. Down in the Pacific Northwest, biologists have even re-introduced beavers to certain stream systems, so that their ponds will increase the available rearing habitat for salmon and help restore the diminished populations...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-10-04/trails-autumn-here-earnest
Outdoors
Concerned about Pebble Mine

...livelihoods sustained by the fisheries in exchange for massive profit. The Pebble Mine would be situated in the middle of a stream system that is a crucial spawning ground for salmon. The mine would be among the largest on earth by any measure. It would...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2013-02-11/concerned-about-pebble-mine
Letters
Beaver engineering makes a difference

...cutting induced the plant to put more defensive chemicals into its new shoots. As a result, beavers invading a new stream system encounter mostly adult trees with fewer defenses, and there they often prefer smaller trees. But in an area long...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020407/out_20070204011.shtml
Outdoors
Canadian firm plans gold mine near Cook Inlet

...impact statement. "It's not without its challenges," he told the Peninsula Clarion. "There are several major stream systems in the area. We won't just let the engineers go in and (plan the mine) independent of the environmental concerns...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/033004/sta_goldmine.shtml
News
City looks at two options for recycling

...Management, said Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, recently switched from a three-bin curbside recycling system to a single-stream system and saw a 250 percent increase in recycling. Duncan expects similar results in Juneau - 200-400 percent over time...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-01-24/city-looks-two-options-recycling-sarah-
Green | Local
Forests sit silent as residents prep for spring arrival

...Varden. And although brook trout, which come from the eastern part of North America, were once widely introduced to stream systems in Juneau, they are apparently not known to live in Windfall Lake. According to one fish biologist, there are likely...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021210/out_562208470.shtml
Outdoors
Putting the spotlight on sockeye salmon

...bottom line is that, for sockeyes as well as other salmon, when you've seen one you have NOT seen them all. Many stream systems have populations that are adapted to local conditions. Even different tributaries of the same system may have fish...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082607/out_20070826010.shtml
Outdoors
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