Tag: Southeast Alaska

Southeast Alaska entities want faster cleanup of acid-leaking B.C. mine

Southeast Alaska tribes, commercial and sport fish harvesters, tourism businesses and others are calling on the federal government and Alaska’s congressional delegation to put...

Forest Service ramps up efforts to take down invasive weeds in...

An annual 200-acre treatment limit on the U.S. Forest Service’s invasive plant management program in the 3.7-million-acre Wrangell-Petersburg district has the agency revamping and possibly expanding its efforts to eradicate foreign weeds that could damage the ecosystem and economy.

Conservation groups collaborate to save old growth trees.

Several dozen conservation groups, among them the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, are collaborating in a new campaign to protect old growth forests on federal lands, as a means of fighting climate change.

State contracts for private ferry operator ‘as needed’

The Alaska Department of Transportation is contracting with Allen Marine to run one of its vessels “as needed” between Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg this winter, though no runs are scheduled and any operations likely would depend on whether the state ferry Matanuska finally comes out of winter overhaul as now expected on Jan. 31.

Salmon permit value up, buying, selling, trading brisk

Nearly all Alaska salmon permits have gone up in value since last fall and buying/selling/trading action is brisk.“We’re as busy as we’ve ever been...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue medivac plane

U.S. Coast Guard crews have suspended their search for an overdue air ambulance with a pilot, nurse and paramedic on board overdue on a flight from...

Coast Guard, others searching for overdue medivac plane

U.S. Coast Guard crews have joined efforts with multiple agencies and volunteers in a search for an overdue Guardian King Air 200 medivac flight with three...

U.S. seafood superpower is Alaska

Alaska is the nation’s superpower when it comes to seafood.American fishermen landed just shy of 10 billion pounds of fish and shellfish last year...

Schmid named regional forester of the Alaska Region

David E. Schmid, who has served as acting regional forester for the Alaska region since this past spring, has been named permanently to that...

Entangled humpback rescued

A humpback whale entangled in heavy lines used for mooring docks was rescued on Nov. 21 in Southeast Alaska by a research biologist for...
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