Attorneys from Ahtna Inc. believe state arguments may overturn Katie John precedent.
The conflict over subsistence has been brewing for a few decades.
Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency could determine how much of Alaska’s wetlands are subject to federal regulation under the Clean Water Act.
State and the federal managers not only disagree on who has jurisdiction to manage the lower Kuskokwim salmon fishery, they disagree on the strength of the king salmon run.
State and federal fishery managers are waiting on more information to determine which government entity will have the authority to manage king salmon on the lower Kuskokwim River this summer.
Fish and Game biologist Pat Jones said muskox bulls will “show up in areas first, and maybe five years to 10 years later we start seeing cows.”
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.
A large infrastructure project last fall is the suspected cause of elevated copper and lead levels discovered at some locations in Bethel’s City Subdivision.
Regulations on the Kuskokwim River are intended to keep fish populations sustainable for the future. But they can be frustrating for the Yup’ik people who’ve fished the river for generations.
Ravens were everywhere during the Bethel Christmas bird count this month. Some species showed up in smaller numbers than in the past, but there were a couple birds not usually seen in winter.