Theresa Soley, KTOO - Juneau


Small-scale logging businesses fret Tongass timber regs

A proposal to end clearcutting of old-growth trees in the Tongass National Forest has some Southeast logging companies concerned about the future.

Dive fishermen and sea otters face complex competition

What many Americans consider to be a cute, back-floating mammal is a pest, even a thief, to some Southeast Alaskan fishermen.

Ahoy, jellies! Citizen scientist log cnidaria sightings

Crystal... lion’s mane... sea nettle... moon.... comb... the big red... These are some of the species of jellyfish that live in Southeast waters. A Ketchikan diver who logged a 'big red' said it was like reporting a Big Foot sighting.

Feds weigh ESA listing for yellow cedar, a wood carvers adore

In some areas, yellow cedar trees stand white and empty of needles against a background of green hemlock. The places appear skeleton-like, bare trees standing with limbs exposed.