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Resilient Peoples & Place: The magic and power of berry picking with Michaeala Goade
Adventure, magic and feeling connected and grounded to home.
I Went to the Woods: North slope caribou
I had stopped hopping from tussock to tussock attempting to keep my feet dry. Frequent missteps and sneaky depths had put water over my gaiters… Continue reading
On the Trails: Sights and sounds from the trails in late summer
Winged wonders abound.
Alaska Science Forum: Secrets of an ancient horse of the Yukon
The Yukon is a great place to find the preserved remains of ancient creatures.
The SalmonState: Bringing the sockeye home
Klawock Indigenous Stewards and partners are working to a once prolific sockeye salmon run.
On the Trails: The colorful world of birds
Colors are produced by cell structure, which can scatter light rays, making iridescence, and by pigments, which absorb or reflect particular wavelength of light. Pigments… Continue reading
Alaska Science Forum: Alaska lexicon sinks in over the years
When my little Ford pickup chugged into Alaska 36 years ago this month, I didn’t know a wheel dog from a dog salmon. You could… Continue reading
Planet Alaska: The language of berries
Like the berries, the language lives on the land.
Resilient Peoples & Place: Alaska Youth Stewards program equips next generation of Prince of Wales land managers
“This work is restorative…”
On the Trails: Bricolage — this and that, bits and pieces
There were good minus tides in May and June, and I went out with some friends to take a look at the intertidal zone in… Continue reading
Alaska Science Forum: High-country Eden for sockeye salmon
“It’s the largest sockeye hatchery in the world. Two-hundred and sixty miles from the ocean.”
Gimme a Smile: Inflation 111
I was going to title this essay, “Inflation 101,” but the number keeps going up
On the Trails: Considering variation in flower colors
There’s way more than blue genes.
Alaska Science Forum: A field guide to old coffee cans
Can you dig it?
I Went to the Woods: Adjusting the itinerary
It’s not that anglers want things to be difficult, we just enjoy the payoff of time and experience…
On the Trails: Fun in Gustavus
A walk near a shallow lake was the highlight.
Alaska Science Forum: 110 years since the largest Alaska eruption
“Stretching as far as the eye could reach … were hundreds — no, thousands — of little volcanoes.”
A half century in a difficult, dynamic place
Tasting 13,000-year-old volcanic ash.
On the Trails: Oystercatchers, pinesap and spittlebugs
At the mouth of Cowee Creek, sometime in mid-June, we’d found a vigilant pair of black oystercatchers, presumably with a nest nearby. A couple of… Continue reading
I Went to the Woods: King size problem
We didn’t find the fish. We found a fish. A fish that was too small.