Alaska Outdoors

Hands-on for UAS Fisheries students

Some Fisheries students have first hand experience in fishing boats ... but only rarely do students get a chance to listen, interact, and even influence… Continue reading

Winter Fortymile caribou season will close March 4

The State of Alaska winter hunting season for Fortymile caribou under Registration Hunt RC867 will close in the remainder of the hunt area on lands… Continue reading

Moose permits available

Surplus drawing permits for moose hunting in Interior Alaska will be issued on a first come–first served basis to hunters whose faxed applications are received… Continue reading

Chickadees open up the galls to reach and eat the tiny larva. (Photo by Kathy Hocker)

On the Trails: Galls and Gizzards (in Gustavus)

Walking through the expansive stands of willow in Gustavus could give one the impression that a tall lawnmower had been at work. Many of the… Continue reading

Chickadees open up the galls to reach and eat the tiny larva. (Photo by Kathy Hocker)
Barrow, Alaska. Photo by Ned Rozell.

Alaska Science Forum: Barrow’s extreme spring of one year ago

For a town of its size (4,300 people), Barrow receives more visits by scientists than any place in America. The northernmost community in the U.S.… Continue reading

Barrow, Alaska. Photo by Ned Rozell.
Nick Rutecki, who along with fellow Juneauite Logan Miller is walking around the country "with backpacks and no plans" on the side of a Southern road. (Photo by Logan Miller)

The Walking Trip: The Sprawl

The first thing I see when I wake up is Morris. I squint against the white morning light, trying to read the billboard that towers… Continue reading

Nick Rutecki, who along with fellow Juneauite Logan Miller is walking around the country "with backpacks and no plans" on the side of a Southern road. (Photo by Logan Miller)
Nick Rutecki and Logan Miller are walking around America - consciously choosing to walk along roads as opposed to trails, in large part because of all the people they meet. Here, Nick Rutecki walks along a sidewalk in the South.

On the road

At 11 p.m. on a spring night in 2008, Logan Miller and Nick Rutecki decided to walk the 12 miles from a friend’s house to… Continue reading

Nick Rutecki and Logan Miller are walking around America - consciously choosing to walk along roads as opposed to trails, in large part because of all the people they meet. Here, Nick Rutecki walks along a sidewalk in the South.

Fly fishing film fest

The Juneau Chapter of Trout Unlimited is hosting the 2016 International Fly Fishing Film Festival “IF4”.IF4 consists of short and feature length films produced by… Continue reading

Commissioner Adopts Southeast State Forest Management Plan

The Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources adopted the Southeast State Forest Management Plan on Feb. 29. In addition, the Commissioner reclassified nearly 46,600… Continue reading

Flycasting for beginners

Community Schools has scheduled two learn-to-flycast work workshops in March and April. They will be taught by Tony Soltys, President of the Raincountry Flyfishers, who… Continue reading

Audubon talk: Resident Whales

At the Juneau Audubon Society meeting on Thursday, March 10, Joshua Peters will present “Southern Resident Whales and the Effect of Damming Washington and Oregon… Continue reading

Remainder of Winter Fortymile Caribou Season to Close

The State of Alaska winter hunting season for Fortymile caribou under Registration Hunt RC867 will close in the remainder of the hunt area on lands… Continue reading

Trout Unlimited: Thousands of Southeast Alaskans support protections for high-value salmon waters in Tongass

According to a press release from the fishery conservation group Trout Unlimited, more than 3,500 fishermen, sportsmen and salmon advocates throughout Southeast Alaska, and 7,300… Continue reading

4H camp registration open

Registration is open for Alaska Experience Camp, a program of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, Juneau volunteers, and the Alaska Department of… Continue reading

Antlers, horns and bear-hide bounty featured at auction

Three-dozen bear skins – including some large brown bears – moose and caribou antlers, sheep horns and even a muskox hide are some of many… Continue reading

This week’s snow report

Eaglecrest Ski Area:New snow (24 hours):• Base: 0 inches• Top: 2 inchesNew Snow (48 hours):• Base: 0 inches• Top: 2 inchesTotal snow:• Base: 4 inches•… Continue reading

Now's the time to get your garden's starts going.

Planting for spring

Despite a recent cold snap and snow, we here in Southeast Alaska are moving closer to spring. The light has changed, stretching earlier and longer.… Continue reading

Now's the time to get your garden's starts going.
The accelerated loss of ice in several forms is a well-documented story of change in Alaska. (Photo by Ned Rozell)

The many signs of northern change

In anticipation of an arctic science conference happening next month in Fairbanks, an editor asked me to write a column on climate change in the… Continue reading

The accelerated loss of ice in several forms is a well-documented story of change in Alaska. (Photo by Ned Rozell)

On the Trails: Walking Gustavus beaches

On a recent walk on some of the great sandy beaches of Gustavus, two friends and I observed several interesting things. The four-footed friend probably… Continue reading

National Park Service Centennial activities this week

The National Park Service’s Centennial year is under way, and Alaska’s national parks are kicking off a series of special events with three activities this… Continue reading