Nature & Outdoors

Big Change on a Big Landscape

The Alsek, a world-class rafting river that flows into the Gulf of Alaska from its headwaters in Canada, may soon abandon the lower part of its drainage for a steeper one 15 miles...

Alaska Science Forum: Big change on a big landscape

The Alsek, a world-class rafting river that flows into the Gulf of Alaska from its headwaters in Canada, may soon abandon the lower part of its drainage for a steeper one 15 miles away....

Sustainable Alaska: Planning for play in a climate-changed CBJ

By Kevin Maier In 2006, Juneau’s City Assembly gathered a scientific panel to consider potential impacts of climate change on our community. Showcasing our considerable local expertise, the concise report emerged a year later,...

I Went To The Woods: Slow start to the spring season

By Jeff Lund For the Juneau Empire A charter guide buddy of mine over on Prince of Wales attached a GoPro to his downrigger set up and recorded an absolutely sickening number of...

On The Trails: Mudflats at low tide

By Mary F. Willson On (yet another) drippy, gray day in late March, I found myself strolling over the tide flats at Eagle Beach, on a moderately low tide. I don’t often go...

White-Winged Crossbills and Yellow Snow

Photo by Ned RozellA pair of male white-winged crossbills drink from Jarvis Creek in Alaska.While out on a springtime snow trail, I recently saw a dozen white-winged crossbills pecking at snow on the...

Alaska Science Forum: White-winged crossbills and yellow snow

By Ned Rozell While out on a springtime snow trail, I recently saw a dozen white-winged crossbills pecking at snow on the side of the trail. When I reached the spot, I saw a...

On The Trails: Eagle Beach at equinox time

By Mary F. Willson For the Juneau Empire Just before the vernal equinox, I strolled in the Eagle Beach area with a couple of friends. The lower reaches of the river bore a...

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