In recent years, it has become increasingly obvious that providing Alaskans with a means of putting nutritious food on their tables - we're talking salmon - is not only a noble idea, but a popular one.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. - After nearly 50 years of living in the Rocky Mountains, I thought I knew how to enjoy the winter. I've gone skiing, skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, tobogganing, sleigh riding, dog-sledding and more.
Naturalist and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness John Muir once said "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."
Always pragmatic, ecologists have their own term for nature's gifts - ecosystem services.
"Nominees significantly improve the gene pool by eliminating themselves from the human race in an obviously stupid way."
-Rules for determining Darwin Award winners, many of whom consume alcohol prior to becoming nominees.
The other day I was down at my favorite bulk food store back in the livestock area. Standing there with a blank stare, I must have been motionless for awhile as my daughter finally says, "Daddy are you OK?".
NEW YORK - For more than 20 years, state park officials in Massachusetts have encouraged locals to get off the couch Jan. 1 and take a hike - nothing too strenuous, but a healthy way to start the new year.
Years ago, during a visit to Kelly Lake in late May, I noticed swirls and upwellings in front of the boat launching ramp. From a willow bush at the water's edge, I was able to see at least 50 actively spawning Longnose suckers.