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Alaska Science Forum: Setting traps to catch an Alaska virus

By Ned Rozell Here in middle Alaska north of Fairbanks, a trapper wearing a flannel shirt, leather gloves, and a bushy beard tromps through the forest. He spreads his arms wide to part...

I Went to the Woods: The internal dialogue of a hunter

By Jeff Lund For the Juneau Empire Examples and figures of speech are tricky because they are not precise. We might look at something that seems to be particularly analogous, but it...

On the Trails: A good morning in the meadows

By Mary F. Willson On a gray mid-August morning with shirt-sleeve temperatures, a friend and I went up the Spaulding Trail to visit the first meadows near the trail. Recent heavy rains had...

On the Trails: A not at all mythical sticky situation

By Mary F. Willson A pretty little perennial plant (Triantha glutinosa) grows in many of our muskegs. It’s sometimes called sticky asphodel, after the flowers that were said to grow in the Elysian...

Alaska Science Forum: What does it take to reach 75?

By Ned Rozell We just had a party up here, to celebrate the Geophysical Institute’s 75th year of existence. Seventy-five years also happens to be the average life expectancy for a human these days....

Resilient Peoples Place: Riding Northern swells with Zoé Bulard

By Bethany Sonsini Goodrich YAKUTAT —When conjuring an image of ‘surf culture,’ people tend to imagine Hawaiian or Californian breaks with dark-tanned bodies in swimsuits dropping into bright blue barrels. But what about surf...

New job keeping Grand Teton’s 1st female chief ranger busy

By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole &Guide JACKSON, Wyo.— Erika Jostad’s baseline for what Grand Teton National Park is like in the summer is skewed by 2021, easily the busiest year in the park’s 92-year-and-running...

Alaska Science Forum: Beavers not always to blame for fever

By Ned Rozell Years ago, I worked for a hunting guide on a river in the middle of Alaska. One of my duties was to drive a motorized canoe full of moose meat upstream...

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