Bristol Bay

David Parks Jr. gives some casting tips to his client Sarah Pearl in the Kulik River at the Bristol Bay Guide Academy, June 2015. (Photo by Matt Martin/KDLG)
David Parks Jr. gives some casting tips to his client Sarah Pearl in the Kulik River at the Bristol Bay Guide Academy, June 2015. (Photo by Matt Martin/KDLG)

In the whole world, there are just a few places where a confluence of environmental factors creates incredible abundance. One of those is Bristol Bay. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll talk about the bay’s fisheries, the richest for commercial salmon and the regions’ angling for enormous trout. We’ll also touch on the landscape. Bristol Bay is unspoiled and beautiful, with its combination of water, land and life, and we’ll explore it through several lenses.

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HOST: Charles Wohlforth

GUESTS:  

  • Carl Johnson, photographer and author of Where Water is Gold
  • Chip Treinen, commercial fisher in the Bristol Bay area
  • John Homan, owner of No See Um Lodge

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BROADCAST: Thursday, March 23, 2017. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, March 30, 2017. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the FM Content Producer for KSKA-FM. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, Addressing Alaskans, as well as a few other programs. He also maintains the web posts for those shows and many others on alaskapublic.org. You can sometimes hear him filling in for Morning Edition or find him operating the sound board for any of the live broadcast programs. After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!