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SAM HERREID
Glacier researcher Sam Herreid baths in a lake on Canwell Glacier in the eastern Alaska Range.

Alaska Science Forum: Living on a glacier, thinking about rocks

This summer, Sam Herreid has slept for 12 nights on these rocks that ride slowly downhill on a mass of ice. For a few days at a time during the last six summers, the 28-year-old has lived on this ephemeral landscape in the eastern Alaska Range.

by NED ROZELL

Off the Beaten Path: A bear's last feast

A very large Admiralty Island brown bear, its bloated belly hanging low, waded down Pack Creek pouncing on the last of the year's salmon. It devoured skin, meat and innards. It dug under a log, racked out a rotten carcass and ravenously...
BJORN DIHLE

Off the Trails: Muskeg ponds

Many of our muskegs are dotted with small ponds that are wonderful microcosms; I like to prowl around them, just to see what is going on there, at least among some of the larger forms of life.
MARY F. WILLSON

Dirt Girl: Drawing up defenses against next year's slugs

When my daughter was little, I created the question game. Basically, it's an either or game. Would you rather eat ice cream or cake? Go down a slide or swing? I still use the game, but I've added one telling question.
CORINNE CONLON

Bristol Bay sockeye output blows last season out of water

For the third season in a row, the world's largest sockeye salmon run featured above-average numbers, a late run, and sub-average prices for the fishermen.
DJ SUMMERS

Forest Service contracting workshops

The U.S. Forest service is offering free government contracting workshops in Juneau and Ketchikan for tribal governments and small businesses interested in contract work with the federal government and the Forest Service.
KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Glacier Fall Fun Fest

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting Fall Fun Fest at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The event will be combined with National Public Lands Day and is a fee-free day.
KEVIN GULLUFSEN

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