Warm thaws are common during coastal winters, but the season was unusual not only for record warmth but also for its persistence and being the second very warm winter in a row. The extreme temperatures could influence fire risk, erosion and wildlife. Rainfall this spring will be a big factor i...Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:20pm
Friday was the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. That calendar convention never reflects Alaska realities, but it provides a convenient excuse to indulge in the time-honored tradition of complaining about the weather. For the second year in a row, Homer residents despair of getti...Wed, 03/25/2015 - 3:55pm
At first glance, the Anchor River seems remote and wild. After all, Anchor Point is small, even by Alaska standards, and the river’s headwater streams fan out into wetlands and the hilly hinterlands of the south peninsula. But the river’s valued fish runs are struggling, and for years observers ...Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:42pm
In an ideal world, science would enlighten us about how the things around us work, and managers would use that knowledge to steward resources in fair and sustainable ways....Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:23pm
The history of salmon in North America is tragic. Over and over, Euro-American settlers ate salmon, knew the fish’s value, resolved to maintain runs, and yet managed to completely destroy the stocks within a few human generations after arriving. ...Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:55pm
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