Nature & Outdoors

On the Trails: Bricolage — this and that, bits and pieces

There were good minus tides in May and June, and I went out with some friends to take a look at the intertidal zone in two places that we’ve checked in previous years. We...

Alaska Science Forum: High-country Eden for sockeye salmon

EAST FORK OF THE GULKANA RIVER — In late summer, a few months before this mossy valley will feel the sting of 40-below air, bright red salmon dart through a crystal-clear pool amid fragrant...

Scientists to set sail in search of Bering Sea’s stormy past

The research vessel Sikuliaq sails in Alaska’s Resurrection Bay in July 2020. The ship is homeported in Seward. The University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences operates the Sikuliaq. The...

UAF Crew, Unmanned Aircraft Help Protect Endangered Right Whales

A NOAA research survey sighted North Atlantic Right Whale No. 3823, known as Sundog off the coast of Quebec, Canada on May 19, 2022, with a mouth entanglement. Photo by NOAA Fisheries/Mylene Dufour...

Alaska Science Forum: A field guide to old coffee cans

The year is 1905. You are a prospector in Alaska relaxing in your cabin after a chilly day of working the tailings pile. Craving a cup of joe, you pull a tin of coffee...

I Went to the Woods: Adjusting the itinerary

History told my buddy Rob that it’s about time for the silvers to start showing up at a particular inlet. Of course if fish were always where they were supposed to be, or where...

Chatting and bushwhacking: Naturalists share their knowledge of the Montana Creek conservation property on a weekend hike

Hikers, naturalists and mosquitos alike gathered to wander the blueberry-filled and knee-high bushes while learning about some of Juneau’s wetland meadows. Two Discovery Southeast naturalists, Richard Carstensen and Steve Merli led a group of...

110 years since the largest Alaska eruption

Waiting for supper to cook in the fumerole. Image- D.B. Church To put the largest eruption in Alaska’s written history in context, Robert Griggs pondered what might have happened if the volcano...

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