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Mary Catharine Martin | Juneau Empire
Neal Maynard cuts rib meat away from a deer's ribs during an ADF&G Alaskans Afield class.

From field to freezer

Some of the 16 students in the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Field to Freezer meat processing class last Saturday had hunted caribou, moose, antelope, grouse, ptarmigan, or whitetail deer before.


Off the Beaten Path: Wildlife, our heritage

Southeast Alaska is one of the few places on Earth where you can trip on a wild salmon, get charged by a brown bear and be pooped on by a bald eagle, all at the same time.

On the Trails: The many uses of urine

Reading about porcupine courtship (see last week's essay) made me think about how other animals use this metabolic waste product.
Mary Willson

Alaska Science Forum: Northern Alaska joins the cryosphere

It's mid-October, 118 miles from the Arctic Circle. Time for a walk to work.

What's in Bloom: Prepping primula

With signs of winter in the high hills and trees dropping their leaves all around town, one would think that plants are done for the year. This photo of Primula concholoba shows that it is already poised for next spring's bloom.

Salmon Creek Trail to close on Oct. 20

Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. officials will close the Salmon Creek Trail beginning Monday, Oct. 20 in order to repair an 80-foot section of road, also used by foot traffic, that washed away last winter after heavy rains.

TU launches essay contest with $1,000 award, spot in Trout Magazine

SEATTLE - Trout Unlimited this week launched an essay contest open to the angling public that will net the winning author $1,000 and a spot in an upcoming edition of TROUT Magazine.

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to host 'Creatures of the Night'

The public is invited to "Creatures of the Night," as part of the U.S. Forest Service-hosted Fall Fun Festival, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Community invited to tour CGC SPAR

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter SPAR invites the Juneau community to tour the ship during their open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Coast Guard Pier. The tour is free to the public. An adult must accompany all...

SnowTRAC grants approved for trail grooming, safety

The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation has approved funding for snowmachine trail grooming and a renewed opportunity for a rural transportation safety project after receiving input from the Snowmachine Trails Advisory Council, the...


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