Supplies of certain products have run low in Alaska because of people stocking up in the wake of coronavirus concerns. In Bristol Bay, several grocery stores are preparing to offset the wave of product shortages in the region.
The Trump administration last month proposed to narrow the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. That could have profound impacts on how industry players approach development in Alaska.
Offsetting a project’s potential impacts to wetlands usually means restoring or protecting wetlands that serve the same purpose as those being altered or destroyed by development. But Pebble is proposing to do something different.
Lichens are a critical food source for the caribou herd that lives on the Nushagak Peninsula. But as the caribou thrive, they are depleting the food they depend on.
July 2019 was the Bristol Bay region’s hottest month on record, and in some rivers, that heat was lethal.
Around 900 names were submitted for the contest and a little over 2,600 votes were cast. Nushagak and Mulchatna received a little more than 25% of the votes, just edging out Yellowstone and Old Faithful.
One reason for the decline of the Togiak herring fishery is that roe has become less popular in Japan.
The Alaska Peninsula community of Chignik Lagoon was put on a boil water notice in July. By August, the wells were dry.
This summer, former KDLG reporter Sage Smiley was staying with the station’s community advisory board chairperson and her husband. In July, Smiley found a camera in the room she was staying in.
At 62.3 million fish, 2018 broke the record for Bristol Bay’s largest run ever recorded. Biologists say that abundance won’t last.