'Whales and Bears' the topic Wildlife Wednesday lecture

Talk to local photographers at this week’s Alaska Wildlife Alliance “Wildlife Wednesday” lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14 at the University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall.

The presentation, titled “Whales and Bears,” will feature images of these animals captured by Jay Beedle, Jayleen Beedle and Mark Kelley. The trio will also share their new book, “Alaska’s Watchable Bears.”

Refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call, 523-5402.


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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