August marked the end of a summer-long Community Engaged Undergraduate Internship in Petersburg with intern Avery Herrman-Sakamoto and local Alaska Sea Grant agent Sunny Rice. The two worked together for 10 weeks researching, developing materials, and planning for a harvest camp for adults new to harvesting plants and animals in Southeast Alaska. Avery, a recent high school […]
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, […]