JUNEAU – Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins and Rep. Ortiz voiced their support today for the Department of Natural Resources and the Division of Forestry’s plan to develop a local lumber grading training program in Alaska, similar to Wisconsin’s Local Use Dimension Lumber (WLUDL) grading certification. This initiative will increase marketability of second-growth forest products produced in Alaska to […]
KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard medevaced a 29-year-old man from the cruise ship Celebrity Eclipse near Dall Island, approximately 65 nautical miles southwest of Ketchikan, Alaska, Tuesday evening. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene at 7:18 p.m. hoisted the patient, and transported him to awaiting EMS in […]
After 65 years of waiting, an acid waste-generating abandoned mine in the Taku River watershed may finally be cleaned up.
JUNEAU—The Tulsequah Chief Mine, located near the confluence of the Tulsequah and Taku Rivers in British Columbia, has long been a source of acid mine contamination as well as frustration for those downstream in Alaska. The former gold mine, which ceased operation in 1957, has been a political and legal football for decades. In mid-August, […]
(Juneau) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), with the Metlakatla Indian Community (MIC) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) would like to inform the public that invasive European green crabs (Carcinus maenas) have been verified within Alaska for the first time in the Annette Islands Reserve in southern Southeast, Alaska. As […]