Southeast Alaska's Pacific herring populations seem to be on the rebound, but even in fisheries regarded as healthy, some contend herring are significantly depleted from historical levels indicated by archaeological records and cultural memory.
On a recent morning, friends and I arrived at the wide beach on Ralston Island with a following breeze and set out to explore. The trail marked on old topographic maps proved hard to find, but a maze of deer trails made it easy to move...
Masterwort, Astrantia major, is one of the workhorses of Juneau's summer gardens. This carefree, low maintenance member of the carrot family blooms continuously from high summer into fall with white flowers.
"The land was ours before we were the land's."
-Robert Frost, "The Gift Outright"
A Northeasterner born and bred, I moved west in 1990, to a small college town in the Columbia Basin, and I was not immediately enamored with the West.
The next Audubon Society Saturday Wild Walk will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. Participants are to meet at the Mount Roberts Tram. Tram tickets can be purchased from JAS for a nonprofit, local rate of $7 per person.
Hatchery king salmon fishing continued to be good for both marine boat anglers and shore based anglers in the immediate Juneau area. The local areas where anglers are having luck are: Auke Bay, North Douglas, Shelter Island and...