After passage of the Alaska Lands Act in 1980, biologist Edgar Bailey and volunteer Nina Faust surveyed a 200-mile section of the Alaska Peninsula coast from Jute Bay to Amber Bay, checking almost all the bays and nearly all of the islands along the way.
Today, USFWS does not let personnel do surveys in this fashion as it is considered too dangerous.
Back in 1898, thousands of men and women arrived in Skagway with gold fever. They were headed for the Klondike goldfields over the Chilkoot Pass.
Around their necks, they carried packets of fermented dough to make bread on their long, cold journey.
Thirty-some years ago my friend Ramona had the use of her friend’s team of Malemute-McKenzie River huskies. These were working dogs, used by her friend Steve to haul freight and gear on Mt. McKinley for mountain climbing teams. During his off-season, Ramona ran them to keep them in shape.
Ramona and I decided to take on challenge one winter—we wanted to mush to the old copper mining town of McCarthy, deep in the Wrangell-St. Elias.
Here’s what I think. When you make something this healthy that tastes this good, it is your responsibility as a human being to share it with the world.
And by world, I really mean with all my girlfriends. Because who needs a tofu popscicle or dairy-free/wheat-free/vegan/bilingual/yoga-enthusiast green smoothie when you can eat something that tastes DELICIOUS and probably cures cancer at the same time?!
In 2010, at the community’s request, the State of Alaska installed four large garden beds at the corner of Bragaw and the Glenn Highway.
But when management disagreements between the city and state halted the project, a few guerrilla gardeners took it upon themselves to make use of the fertile land.
In the 1970′s biologists did reconnaissance of offshore islands throughout Alaska’s coastal areas to determine abundance and distribution of marine mammals and birds to help select lands for new refuges, parks, and monuments that would be created under the 1980 Alaska Lands Act.
In 1979, USFWS biologist Edgar Bailey and I undertook a 400 mile survey of the Alaska Peninsula.
I knew I had an interest in music very early on in my life. I liked writing as a child, and that paired with my fascination with drumming led to rap music.
By middle school I was composing my own beats, using my drum set and beat making machines on my computer. Now I’ve finally released my debut LP “Paper and Crayons.”
I love ALL Alaskan seafood. Halibut, cod, scallops, spot prawns, king crab…the list goes on. It is THE BEST in the world.
But for my money, nothing compares to delicious, healthy, and sustainable wild Alaska salmon. Some of my favorite childhood memories involved a boat, a river, and a fishing pole with a fighting salmon at the other end of the line.
I have been an outdoor sportsman all my life… archery, fly fishing, snow machine, dirt bike, jet ski, skiing, snow boarding, wake boarding to name a few.
Now I find it hard to do any other sport, except flying paragliders, weather motor flying or free flying. I tell everyone the same thing….”You have not lived until you have flown” and I don’t mean sitting in a plane, but rather being the plane.