Summer Send-off

By Alexander Deedy As a kid, I always used to glance apathetically at the giant vegetables on display at the Alaska State Fair. I’d spend a little more time lingering by the animals, then zip off to the rides section and burn through tickets on the Gravitron and Tilt-a-Whirl. These days I...

Micah Hahn and Ben Tietge

Founders of a community supported fishery After Micah Hahn and Ben Tietge moved to Alaska in summer 2017, Tietge bought a boat and started commercial fishing in the Copper River Delta and Prince William Sound. 2019 was their second season operating the Copper Valley Fish Collective, which allows...

Fabulous Fireweed

By Alexander Deedy Through July and August, fireweed seems so ubiquitous in Alaska it’s often said it should be our state flower. The plant is so prolific in Southcentral that just seeing a picture of fireweed in bloom during the depth of winter will bring me a flood of summer memories. The...

Late Nights

By Alexander Deedy I always get questions about sunlight when I tell people I’m from Alaska. I have my typical spiel about our vast state, and how it’s different depending on the latitude. In Southcentral we must squeeze the most out of a meager five hours of sunlight in the depths of winter....

Northern Notes – May 2019

A Vacation in Southeast Alaska By Michelle Theall It’s the end of April as I type this, and it’s snowing outside my window. Big, heavy, cement spring flakes that melt as soon as they hit the pavement. But June is around the corner, which means adventure is too! Instead of sending our...

Tom Seaton: A Biologist with Alaska Fish and Game

Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Tom Seaton restored a piece of Alaska when he led the reintroduction of 130 wood bison to their predecessors’ historic range along the Innoko River in the spring and summer of 2015. Slightly larger and covered with more wooly hair than their cousins,...