Wednesday, August 25th: Delta variant raises Juneau COVID threat and slows city’s economic recovery. Southeast Alaska Land Trust volunteers install “beaver deceiver.”

A blue sign with off white lettering that says: "Masks & physical distancing required" in all capital letters.
A sign in Juneau reminding people about mask and physical distancing requirements. (Bridget Dowd/KTOO)

Juneau’s pandemic journey has been full of twists and turns, and the emergence of the Delta variant of the coronavirus has thrown the community yet another curve.

On Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon, a conversation about how to navigate these latest threats to health and safety – and their impact on the city, schools and business community.

Also: a project to outsmart beavers. Why the Southeast Alaska Land Trust is installing a “beaver deceiver” at Strawberry Creek. How it will help to manage flooding caused by beaver dams.

Catch Juneau Afternoon this Wednesday with Sheli DeLaney. Live at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3, online at, and repeated at 4:00 p.m. on KRNN 102.7.

Listen to the whole show:

Part 1: Tracking Juneau’s economic recovery from the pandemic. Guest: Brian Holst, Executive Director, Juneau Economic Development Council.

Part 2: How pond levelers, also known as “beaver deceivers,” are a win-win for the beavers and their neighbors. Guest: Jordan Tanguay, Southeast Alaska Land Trust.

Part 3: Navigating Juneau’s pandemic landscape. Guests: Robert Barr, Deputy Director of the City and Borough of Juneau. Bridget Weiss, Superintendent of the Juneau School District.

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