Discover lichens living near the Mendenhall

The public is invited to participate in a nature hike from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday in search of lichens at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area.

Chiska Derr will lead an introductory lichen walk as part of the Saturday Wild hiking series and teach participants how to identify some of the species of lichen found in the area.

Bring a hand lens if you have one. Meet at bus parking lot.

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Buckwheat Classic registration opens

Registration is now open for the 31st annual Buckwheat Ski Classic. The cross-country ski race will be held on March 25 on the Log Cabin Ski Trails north of Skagway and include 50K, 25K and 10K classic races as well as a 5K kids race.

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Unit 4 fur season to end

The season for marten, mink, weasel and river otter in Unit 4 (Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof Islands) ended Wednesday. Beaver season remains open through April 30.

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Fireside Lecture on Southeast’s ancient shorelines

Geologist Jim Baichtal will discuss revising old theories regarding how life adapted to Southeast Alaska’s ancient ice sheets during today’s Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

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