Officials say lightning likely caused the Contact Creek fire, which is burning in an uninhabited area about 40 miles southeast of King Salmon, on Lake Brooks.
The EPA said mining the Pebble deposit would result in unacceptable loss of salmon habitat, both at the site and further downstream.
The fire was caused by a burn barrel near a Fish and Game camp.
Each of the men will pay $3,000 in fines. That money will go to the non-profit Katmai Conservancy, which will distribute it to park services.
Everyone who spoke at the Curyung Tribe’s talking circle supported changing the name of a stream that runs through Dillingham. The current name of the creek includes a slur against Indigenous women.
On April 2, the Curyung Tribe will hold a community meeting open to everyone in Dillingham to discuss ideas and gather feedback.
Kaleb Westfall sent his sister a one-word message from his inReach device: “Crash.” He was 50 miles north of Dillingham, and he thought he had a broken femur.
The board will consider a proposal to designate the Nushagak Peninsula caribou herd as a resource culturally and traditionally used for subsistence.
A plane carrying five adults crashed about eight miles southwest of Iliamna around 1 p.m. on Saturday
The Sockeye Classic was supposed to be the Togiak Huskies’ first competition since the pandemic began two years ago. And they really wanted to play.