SnowTRAC to meet Aug. 28-29 in Anchorage

The Snowmobile Trail Advisory Council (SnowTRAC) will hold its annual advisory meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 28-29 at the Atwood Building, 550 W 7th Ave., in Anchorage. The council will discuss various SnowTRAC issues and review grant applications and trail grooming requests.

SnowTRAC consists of 10 members who are selected from regions across Alaska and appointed to a three-year term by the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation Director. The primary purpose of the council is to advise the director on funding for eligible grant projects under the Snowmobile Trail Grant Program. The Snowmobile Trail Grant Program is funded through legislative authorization to receive funds from snowmobile point-of-sale registration fees. These funds are used to support snowmobile trail development and maintenance, as well as snowmobile safety and education programs.

For more information, contact Darcy Harris at 907-269-8699, or Justin Wholey at 907-269-8698. To receive special accommodations, auxiliary aid and other special services to participate in this meeting, or to reserve a free teleconference phone line, please contact Harris or Wholey at least one week prior to the event to make the arrangements.


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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