Neary to talk on changes at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

The Southeast Chapter of the Alaska Wildlife Alliance is holding its final “Wildlife Wednesday” of the season with guest speaker John Neary, Director of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The title of the talk is “Changes Coming to Your Backyard Glacier and Those Who Depend on It.” Neary will talk about the challenges of accommodating 450,000 annual visitors seeking views of a shrinking glacier. He’ll also talk about changes the center is considering, like more viewing platforms and trails.

The event will be held at the Glacier Visitor Center at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2.

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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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