When people in the Lower 48—and even plenty of those here in the Last Frontier—think about mining in Alaska, they think gold. With the state producing 14 percent of the nation’s gold in 2014, they think gold for a good reason. From the Southeast to the Interior, mining operations and continued exploration efforts, both large and small, reveal glimmering prospects for those hunting the precious metal.
Every summer, scores of tourists and fishermen flock to the Kenai Peninsula, home to world-class salmon fisheries, spectacular scenery, and abundant wildlife.
Arctic Alaska is renowned for its abundant wildlife, mountainous terrain, formidable weather, and isolated communities. Providing technology infrastructure in the region—which encompasses the North Slope Borough, the Northwest Arctic Borough, and the Nome Census Area—can be daunting.
The Pacific Northwest—which is generally thought to include Washington, Oregon, Idaho and sometimes Montana, Wyoming, and California—has strong historical ties with Alaska.
Because of the state’s fierce weather and remote areas, multilayer systems are integrated into comprehensive vessel response protocols for tankers and non-tankers operating in Alaska’s waters, ensuring the health of both the environment and the state’s economy.
By the year 2034 Alaska’s overall population is expected to grow by nearly 25 percent, and the senior demographic is predicted to more than double in size as the state’s Baby Boomer generation ages, hitting the 65-year-old mark.
With roughly 6,640 miles of oceancoastline, Alaskans enjoy theeconomic benefits of its many marine-based industries such as commercialfishing and tourism.