There may be fewer king salmon on the Kuskokwim River this summer than hoped, and some residents want to meet with state biologists now to figure out how best to manage both expectations and the fishery.
On St. Paul, reindeer are responsible for decimating the lichen, but around the world there’s a different culprit, climate change. What’s happening on St. Paul could be a preview of how more northern reindeer herds may adapt to a warmer planet.
In a meeting last month, the Western Arctic Caribou Herd Working Group voted to give its official support of the Department of Fish and Game’s proposal to modify the caribou hunt structure in five northern hunting units.
A new lab in Sitka tests regularly for shellfish toxins and now is teaching more than a dozen tribes in the region to do the same. Global warming could increase the level of toxins, so tribes are working fast to take the mystery out of what’s blooming on their shores.