Sealaska Corporation and The Nature Conservancy have set aside $10 and $7 million respectively in seed money to help support the fund.
The shortest link between Southeast Alaska and the North American road system could open as early as next May.
Redistricting is shaping up to be the opening of a high stakes political exercise that will play out through the Nov. 10 deadline to settle political boundaries.
A decade ago, Southeast lost a Senate and a House seat when the districts were redrawn due to population shifts.
A coalition of conservationists warn they’re preparing to sue for federal protections of Southeast Alaska’s wolves if the Biden administration doesn’t take concrete action soon.
Some of the village corporations got large payouts while Juneau-based Sealaska, the corporation with the most shareholders, got the least of the 13 regional corporations. Corporation executives say they’re still trying to understand the wide disparities in disbursements.
The wreckage of the Saint Patrick is a testament to one of Alaska’s deadliest fishing disasters, and it remains an environmental hazard today.
As executive director, Leach was outspoken against the proposed Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay and threats posed to Southeast Alaska’s salmon runs from Canadian mines.
Many details — in fact most of the reports dealing with inspections, safety and emergency planning — aren’t freely available to the public.
Booking is now open for winter ferry service on the Alaska Marine Highway System, which runs from Oct. 1 through the first week in May.