Alaska Outdoors

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

Stomachs wanted: halibut and flounder

Ever caught an arrowtooth flounder when you were hoping for halibut? Ever had to face the prospect of tossing back your long-awaited catch or cutting… Continue reading

Wrangell Ranger District requests public input on Anan Wildlife Observatory

Wrangell Ranger District requests public input on Anan Wildlife ObservatoryTill March 1, the public can give their say on the Draft Anan Recreation Plan, which… Continue reading

Peregrine falcon chicks on a cliff overlooking the Colville River in northern Alaska.

Alaska Science Forum: Country bird, city bird, same bird

The upper Colville River is one of the quietest places on the planet, a land of cliffs and tundra and tangles of willow. Fashion Island… Continue reading

Peregrine falcon chicks on a cliff overlooking the Colville River in northern Alaska.
Fens and bogs in the rainforest have deep accumulations of carbon.

From rock to forest: Southeast’s carbon sink

To talk with local scientists about the Tongass National Forest is to become aware of how much lies literally beneath its surface.It’s a lot, and… Continue reading

Fens and bogs in the rainforest have deep accumulations of carbon.
A marbled murrelet with a fish at its nest, taken via a spotting scope so as not to disturb the birds.

On the Trails: Murrelets

If you venture out on the water, you will see small, dark brown birds that dive with a flick of their wings or take off… Continue reading

A marbled murrelet with a fish at its nest, taken via a spotting scope so as not to disturb the birds.

Off the Beaten Path: A raven story

The other day, near the tree line on Thunder Mountain, I heard what sounded like an owl. I zigzagged up the slope a few yards,… Continue reading

Safe Home Food Preservation Certification workshop available

Want to learn how to safely preserve Southeast Alaska’s local food resources? Well now you can and get certified at the same time.Through the Juneau… Continue reading

Fly tying get together

The Raincountry Flyfishers will hold a fly tying and social meeting on Wednesday Feb. 24 starting at 7 p.m. in the Thunder Mountain High School… Continue reading

Crude Magazine launches

Juneau local Cody Liska, along with friends and Southeast Alaskan business, has recently launched a magazine called “Crude.” (The logo is in all caps, with… Continue reading

National Forest Service awards honor two Tongass employees

Two Ketchikan Forest Service employees, Dennis Landwehr and Ron Medel, are being nationally recognized for their outstanding contributions to protect and restore fisheries and watershed… Continue reading

Celestial myths, busted

The universe is massive and mysterious, and astronomers are still trying to grasp its true nature, so it’s no wonder that many sky watchers tend… Continue reading

Wrangell Ranger District requests public input on Anan Wildlife Observatory

Till March 1, the public can give their say on the Draft Anan Recreation Plan, which is for the Anan Wildlife Observatory.In a statement on… Continue reading

“Thinking photos” with Mark Kelley

At this Friday’s Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Fireside Lecture, award-winning photographer Mark Kelley will discuss how he conceptualizes a photo and explain his thinking process… Continue reading