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This year's 4-H Sustainable Harvest Camp may be over, but the knowledge shared among participants is likely to last a lifetime.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 3:58pm

What do you get when you put 10 ecologists and 10 musicians in one room? No, it is not another bad joke from your Uncle Jerry.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 4:30pm

On the lower Kenai River, where Dillon Kimple and I fished for silver salmon Tuesday morning, only two other boats were within shouting distance, and nobody was shouting. For two hours, no one caught anything but an occasional hapless pink salmon.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 4:29pm

In exchange for ice cream, my 10-year old daughter, Charly, and her friend, Anya, were picking currants when a couple of sedge darners landed nearby.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 4:28pm

This time of year, the harvest season, is my favorite. There's something about putting away food for the winter that makes me feel happy, secure and satisfied. We Alaskans are fortunate to have the opportunity to harvest many wild foods.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 4:28pm

There are two kinds of fishermen: those who fish, and those who fuss. Take your fussers. Please. Fussers are people who spend much of their lives messing with bait, tackle and petty details instead of having their lines in the water, fishing.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 2:52pm

Wild berry season has arrived on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Bears enjoy big clusters of devil's club and mountain ash berries, while robins and thrushes devour red elderberries. Wildlife and humans alike enjoy blueberries and cranberries.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 2:52pm

Facing the Gulf of Alaska like a giant lacrosse basket, the .4-mile long Gore Point east beach catches much of the Pacific Ocean's marine debris.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 2:51pm

Having the opportunity to become a park ranger for the summer at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has been a truly unique experience. Talking one-on-one with fellow Alaskans as well as visitors hailing from Germany to Georgia, and everywhere in between, has been incredibly informative. One of the ...

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 9:25am

The dictionary that hides in my Mac says “feisty” means “having or showing exuberance and strong determination.” That’s a fitting description of the chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta), the feistiest of the five species of Pacific salmon in Alaskan waters. My first run-in with a chum came in t...

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 9:16am


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