In Mandarin, the characters for "America" directly translate to "beautiful country." I never fully appreciated what so many Americans take for granted, access to federally protected open land, until I lived abroad in China.
There have been a few changes since you were born in the 1980s. One major change is that there are more of us now. A lot more.
In 1985, the U.S. population was 238 million. Now it's more than 317 million.
Two of the three species of North American weasels live on the Kenai Peninsula: the common short-tailed weasel (Mustela erminea), also known as the ermine when white in the winter, and the more secretive, less abundant and smallest weasel, the least weasel (Mustela nivalis). In Europe and Asia the s...
In recent years, whenever the Alaska Board of Fisheries meets to consider proposals for Upper Cook Inlet area fishing, the snagging issue comes up. Early in 2014, board members will wrestle with it again.
The dialogue will be spirited.
FAIRBANKS - It took a while but now that winter finally looks like it's here to stay - that might be an understatement after the past week, eh? - it's time to unveil my annual winter list of outdoor things to do.
You know the routine by now.
Some people have the impression that fishing is doing nothing and getting away with it. I wouldn't be surprised if these same people believe that there are reasons to live other than fishing.
Fishing, it turns out, is good for your love life.