FORT BENTON, Mont. (AP) - Just down river from Fort Benton stands Signal Point.
The knob along the Missouri River is made up of glacier till, deposited during multiple periods in geologic history when much of the area was covered in glaciers.
Winter is coming. That is probably one of my favorite phrases from the Game of Thrones' character, Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell. As Alaskans, I am sure that the same phrase reverberates from our lips every September.
As the bumper sticker on my truck reads, "Compost Happens." Sometimes, however, it doesn't happen fast enough.
That problem usually can be traced to some limiting factor in what a pile is fed, or to issues of moisture or aeration.
SISTERS, Ore. (AP) - As first-time climber Adam Rosalez stood in the shadow of Oregon's third-tallest mountain on a perfect September morning, he couldn't help but wonder exactly what he was getting into.
Last summer, my boyfriend Bjorn and I went for a three-day sun-drenched kayak trip at Admiralty Island's Windfall Harbor. We squinted into the merciless horizon to see an orca with a hooked fin swimming slowly past us.
My favorite place to birdwatch, or "bird," on the Kenai Peninsula is the Kenai Flats. "The Flats" are not merely the wetlands you see from Bridge Access Road or from the bluff near the Kenai Senior Center.
On Aug. 8, I attended the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Kenai. One of the films really raised my hackles.
"Long Live the King," a Fly Out Media video, is sponsored by makers of high-end gear and apparel, among them Orvis, Patagonia, and Smith Optics.
While understanding the ecological system of the place where you work and inhabit is an invaluable, lengthy process, the chance to occasionally visit new places for collaborative research and data collection is an exciting opportunity for a vegetation ecologist. My recent trip to a number of Aleutia...