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The author's son getting a rowing lesson on Alaska's Skilak Lake. Photo by Nelli Williams. By Nelli Williams Rivers bring people together. Some of my fondest friend-filled memories are on the river. Where we’ve laughed til our cheeks hurt—even years later— over the chaos in the boat when that first [ READ MORE... ]
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The a few attendees — human and canine — supporting Ballot Measure 1 in front of Beach Lake. All photos by Brian Ohlen By Eric Booton. A year is frequently simplified into seasons, and in Southcentral Alaska we have witnessed the unique collision of three different seasons. While winter has been [ READ MORE... ]
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For several months when the sun is at its peak and salmon are making their upstream journey, Alaskans are fishing, harvesting, and exploring to the fullest extent possible. Summer is brief, and we hone our skills to seize every free moment. Now though, with changing colors and cooler temperatures [ READ MORE... ]
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Russian River Falls. Photo from Flickr Creative Commons By Jenny Weis I was momentarily upset when a member/supporter event for work, “Community Fishing Day,” got scheduled the same Saturday as Ladies Backpacking Weekend. Summer goes by so fast, and with visitors, salmon fishing, travel and jam- [ READ MORE... ]
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By: Eric Booton The November 6th general election is rapidly approaching, and with every day that passes defenders of salmon habitat are working hard to distribute the truth to Alaskan voters. To keep it simple, we’d like to boil it down to the basics of what a “yes” or “no” vote means to our [ READ MORE... ]
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By Jenny Weis Rounding the corner from the dock, I turn my baseball hat backwards so it doesn’t blow off my head, and zip my down vest up all the way so it covers my neck. Standing behind me at the motor, Connor turns the throttle and I fold my arms across my chest and slouch down into the padded [ READ MORE... ]
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Alaska anglers are supporting Ballot Measure 1 to protect our wild salmon legacy and promote responsible development.  By: Jenny Weis You’ve read the Ballot Measure 1 language, understood the expensive deception campaign is full of it, and have pledged to vote YES in November. Now what? We need [ READ MORE... ]
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Anglers demonstrate support for Ballot Measure 1 while fishing the Kenai River. Photo courtesy of Eric Booton By Eric Booton “I came from one of your possible futures: California. Not too long ago, our king salmon runs were bigger than yours, our salmon were bigger than yours, and there still are [ READ MORE... ]
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By: TU Alaska staff Opponents of Ballot Measure One have bankrolled a misinformation machine. What’s more, they have painted the measure as an end to all development and jobs in Alaska. It is an attempt to scare Alaskans into voting against their own jobs. The truth is, our salmon habitat creates [ READ MORE... ]
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The group at Wilderness Place Lodge. By: Jenny Weis “So, have you thought of your lede yet?”  Francesca, a retired PR specialist for the U.S. Air Force, turned to ask me as we waded through a shallow stream on our hike back to the lodge after a long afternoon of fishing. Francesca and I were on a [ READ MORE... ]
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