The ice highway that residents are used to driving this time of year has yet to fully freeze. Bethel Search and Rescue calls the number of open holes on the Kuskokwim River “uncountable” and advises people to use overland trails for winter travel.
Logging old growth trees in the Tongass National Forest was supposed to be phased out. The owner at Viking Lumber has struggled to see a future where the business could survive. But this past year has restored some hope.
Residents should not leave food outside. If approached by a wolf, hikers and cross-country skiers can make noise to warn it away, instead of turning their back and running away. Dog walkers should keep their dog on a leash so any wolves do not see it as a territorial threat.
The Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan, Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, Lynn Canal Conservation and Rivers Without Borders filed suit against BLM over A mining exploration project near Haines.
According to the McDowell Group’s 2017 fall sockeye market analysis, in 2016, “only 34 percent of Alaska sockeye production went to Japanese or canned markets.” As outlined in the same analysis, the seafood industry struggled across the board in the early 2000s.