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The Chilkoot Bear Foundation Imagines a Better World for Bears and People

Human-wildlife conflicts are a reality of life in places where population centers mix with the natural world. Dan Egolf, who has spent a lifetime in the wilderness around Haines, envisions a future where it...

The Joy of Fishing Alaska’s Goodnews River

It happened to be National Wild Salmon Day, and my hopes for flying out of Dillingham were high. The original plan was to celebrate wild salmon on the Goodnews River with a fly rod...

Working in Alaska’s Tourism Industry Creates Experiences of a Lifetime

Working in Alaska’s tourism industry is a rite of passage for adventure seekers. For decades, Alaska has drawn a workforce from all backgrounds, including from inside the state, the Lower 48, and internationally—all looking...

Worlds Away on the Accessible Lake Louise Road

Just hours after handing over a fistful of cash in exchange for a lovely, 14-foot Mad River canoe, Emmie and I head northeast on Alaska’s Glenn Highway to explore Lake Louise Road and christen...

Find Your Fortune on the Taylor Highway

An evening on the Walker Fork looking for grayling. Wildfire smoke plagued the skies during our midsummer visit to the Taylor Highway, and while things constantly smelled like a woodstove, the sunset views were...

Burn It: Why You Shouldn’t Travel with Firewood

Camping trips rarely feel complete without a few hours spent gazing into the flames of a crackling campfire. If you’re car camping this summer and plan to enjoy that atavistic delight, remember...

How the Quota System Affects Alaska’s Crab Fisheries

FV Cornelia Marie with crab pots. NOAA photo by Michael Theberge, 2nd Mate Coastal Merchant This article was originally published in Hakai Magazine, a magazine that explores coastal science, society, and environment. Managing commercial fishing activity...

Wanderlust Fuels a Daughter’s Dreams

A sigh of relief escaped me when the jet’s wheels slammed onto the Anchorage airstrip. We’d made it. After 30 years of hearing about my dad’s adventures in Alaska, I was traveling to see...

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