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Scott McGee | Juneau Icefield Research Program
JIRP student Tristan Amaral performs a GPS survey of the terminus of the Taku Glacier in June 2014.

Taku Glacier's advance stagnates

Most glaciers around the world and on the Juneau Icefield are receding, but as a tidewater glacier, the Taku is different. Since around 1890, the glacier has advanced about four and a half miles, changing the landscape around it.

by MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

On the Trails: Recent sightings around Juneau

Here's a collection of small discoveries from recent walks. Along the road to the Eagle's Nest and Pittman Ridge, there was a small stand of fireweed that stood out from the rest.
Mary Willson

Dirt Girl: Pushing back fall

The fireweed hasn't been our indicator this year; it bloomed out early while everything seemed to ripen sooner in this strange year. Instead, it is the rain, the wind and the light that are telling us that the summer season is over.
CORINNE CONLON

What's in Bloom: Sneezeweed

Sneezeweed, Helenium autumnale, as its species name implies, is a fall-blooming perennial native to most of North America. Easy to care for, it grows from 3 to 6 feet tall in sunny locations with good drainage.
MERRILL JENSEN

Alaska State Troopers encourages hunters to report illegally taken game

Alaska State Troopers, in a press release Sept. 2, encouraged hunters to self-report illegally taken game.

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