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The Release: Fundamentals of fish and the path to responsible angling

The Release: Fundamentals of fish and the path to responsible angling

By Andy J. Danylchuk, PhD   |   Mar 31, 2015 March 31, 2015

Recreational angling is an incredibly popular leisure activity in North America, spanning a wide demographic of our society and occurring almost every place fish can be found. Tools and techniques for recreational angling are also vast and selecting the right gear often consumes a lot of our leisure… Read More

Save the Chuitna – Watch the trailer and join the fight against coal mining on salmon streams

Save the Chuitna – Watch the trailer and join the fight against coal mining on salmon streams

By Paul Moinester   |   Mar 2, 2015 March 2, 2015

There is something intensely visceral and awe-inspiring about the Chuitna Watershed. Deep pools teeming with wild Pacific salmon pervade the vast landscape. Oversized tracks from grizzlies and moose are omnipresent, creating an eerie feeling as you navigate through fields of fireweed. And the spirit of the native Tyonek people,… Read More

Elwha River Uplift

Elwha River Uplift

By Dylan Tomine   |   Sep 8, 2014 September 8, 2014

The kids and I decided to squeeze in one last, close-to-home, weekday excursion before school started, so we headed over to the newly dam-free Elwha River for a little float. The last piece of the upper dam was removed last week, so it seemed like a good time to… Read More

Above: Dark skies and rain shells, a sign of things to come. Photo: Matt Jones

Fear and Self-Loathing in Punta Allen

By Mike Thompson   |   May 14, 2014 May 14, 2014

“Push the button.” “No, you push the button.” “What the hell, push it Ellen!” She did. I knew I was going to be profiled as a narcotraficante even though the contraband I was trying to sneak past the customs officer was anything but drugs. In fact, it was several… Read More

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