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A Trip North

A Gustavus-grown scientist recently completed a 2,000 mile journey by foot and kayak from Stanford, California to Southeast Alaska, aiming to raise money for a science institute he plans at the Inian Islands location known as "the Hobbit Hole.

by MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

On the Trails: The last throes of summer

Early September - and Gold Ridge earned its name in a botanical (rather than a mineral) way; the open slopes were covered with the golden leaves of deer cabbage. Color accents came from the scarlet berries and crimson leaves of dwarf...
Mary Willson

Alaskans invited to stake land for remote recreational cabin sites

The Department of Natural Resources is inviting Alaskans interested in owning a piece of the Last Frontier to participate in the 2014 Remote Recreational Cabin Sites staking program.

JAS posts summer bird report

The Juneau Audubon Society has posted this summer's bird report on their website, http://www.juneau-audubon-society.org.

ADF&G now taking photos for 2015 sport fishing regulations cover

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is conducting its annual regulations summary cover photo contest. The winning photo will appear on the cover of the regional 2015 Southeast Alaska sport fishing regulations booklet.

Wildlife Wednesday lectures kick off with killer whales

Wildlife Wednesday is starting its season of educational events beginning with a speech from Dan Olsen about killer whale culture from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1 in the Thunder Mountain High School library.

Brooks Camp Visitor Center extends fall hours

The Brooks Camp Visitor Center will be open through Oct. 12 of this year, according to a recent release from the national park. Traditionally, this visitor center is closed for the season beginning on Sept. 18.

Juneau Alpine Club to host Stewart to Meek traverse

Members of the Juneau Alpine Club will be setting out to traverse from Mount Ben Stewart to Mount Meek on Douglas Island on Saturday.

From field to plate, get tips on processing, storing game

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is offering fall Alaskans Afield classes centered on hunting, processing and cooking deer and wild game. The classes are intended for new hunters, age 10 and up, adults included.

Climate change and crabapples

The Pacific Northwest's climate is changing, and those changes are affecting cultures closely aligned with the land.
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

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