Public invited to review draft Haines Highway scenic byway interpretive plan

The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation and the Scenic Byways program of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities invite the public to review the draft Haines Highway Scenic Byway Master Interpretive Plan. The plan provides a framework for making decisions about the maintenance and development of interpretive sites and services along the scenic byway.

The draft plan is available for review at http://www.dot.state.ak.us/stwdplng/scenic/index.shtml under “News and Events.” Only written comments will be accepted. Submit comments by email, fax or mail. Comments on this plan will be received through close of business on July 25.

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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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