The following is an opinion piece from Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson, President of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit and Haida) regarding the topic of the proposed change to the Roadless Rule as it applies to Tongass National Forest.
To thank the local community of Ketchikan, Alaska for supporting Princess Cruises over the last fifty years, the cruise line recently hosted a special golden anniversary ceremony at the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau to dedicate a specially-crafted totem pole to this charming coastal town.
There’s money to be made in promising to reduce your company’s environmental footprint by cutting down fewer trees. And Alaska’s largest landowners are getting behind this new type of business in a big way.
In 1960 the Alaska Department of Fish and Game conducted a wolf-planting experiment on Coronation Island in southeast Alaska. Alaska’s only wolf-stocking experiment taught biologists the importance of habitat size.
The United States Green Building Council has awarded Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Walter Soboleff Building a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold rating, making it the second structure in Southeast Alaska to win gold status.
LeConte Glacier near Petersburg is the farthest-south glacier that spills into the sea on this side of the equator. Where that ice tongue dips into salty water, scientists recently measured melting much greater than predicted.
On sandy barrier islands between mountains and the sea, two different birds that look alike lay their eggs side-by-side. Biologists here are learning more about the less-common, more mysterious one.
While the tides stopped in Russell Fjord, the meltwater from glaciers did not. During the five-month closure, water within Russell Fjord and the connected arm of Nunatak Fjord crept upward.
Despite mountains of data, piles of studies, hundreds of voices, passionate communities, involved business leaders, and engaged politicians, somehow the AMHS is apparently an unresolved—or unresolvable—problem.
Loan will fund expansion of cruise ship facilities at Icy Strait Point as part of a long-term partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line to develop a second cruise ship pier.