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Turning to the sea

Our longtime friend and supporter Nancy Lord used to set-net on the west side of Alaska’s Cook Inlet. Beluga whales “often passed our camp in huge pods, often more than a hundred at a time, and sometimes when we were in our skiff we’d cut the motor just to drift among them,” she said. “They always avoided our nets.” … Read More

Alaska Brief–March 2019

Cook Inlet stretches 180 miles from the Gulf of Alaska to Anchorage, where it splits like a crab claw into the Knik and Turnagain arms north and south of the city. The road from Anchorage to Kenai and Homer parallels … Read More

Bombing at Eagle River Flats

Fifty years of unrestricted, year-round Army training bombing extensively contaminated Eagle River Flats and resulted in large-scale bird mortality. Public outcry and a lawsuit filed by Trustees for Alaska resulted in bombing restrictions that have been incredibly successful in protecting birds. Now, the Army seeks to resume bombing already proven to wreak ecological havoc.… Read More

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