Environment

Sephora L. Trefon

Mount Veniaminof, located on the Alaska Peninsula north of Perryville, has been emitting lava and sporadic plumes of ash since early September. 

Avery Lill/KDLG

The public is invited to provide testimony in Dillingham on a ballot measure that aims to toughen salmon habitat protection in the state permitting process. The hearing will be September 29.

National Parks Service.

The National Park Service has dedicated a 2.6-million-acre wilderness area in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve to Governor Jay S. Hammond.

Lawrence Hamilton/KDLG

Dillingham’s citywide cleanup has been postponed until tomorrow due to inclement weather. It was scheduled to start today.

John Christensen

Residents saw a few hundred walrus hauled out at the beginning of April. By the end of April, they reported seeing about a thousand. On a recent flight over the shoreline, an ADF&G biologist saw only 100.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Dillingham's March for Science aimed to show the importance of science in the community.

Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Bristol Bay’s bears are waking up. Residents have spotted bear tracks near the Dillingham landfill. Those tracks are not only a sign of spring, but also a reminder to brush up on bear safety.

photo courtesy of Patrick Walsh

Researchers with ADF&G and the USFWS say that the number of wolves hunting on the Nushagak Peninsula is dependent on the caribou population. The wolves do not cause the caribou population to fluctuate.

NASA

 

KUCB: Scientists found an enriched uranium particle over the Aleutian Islands and don’t know where it came from. In 20 years of aerial surveys, it’s the first time researchers have detected a particle like this. It’s not naturally occurring uranium – it’s the kind that might be found in nuclear bombs or fuel.

Winter moose hunt in Unit 17 extended out for a month

Jan 18, 2018
State of Alaska ADF&G

Citing poor winter travel and low harvest numbers, ADF&G and USFWS have agreed to keep the hunt open till Feb. 20.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Formerly the subsistence research specialist at the Bristol Bay Native Association, Hoseth stepped into the role of director of natural resources in November.

photo provided by USFWS

In the 32 years Naknek and King Salmon have participated in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, watchers have never counted more than 24 species. This year, birders saw 27.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Thirty people volunteered to participate in Dillingham’s bird count on Saturday. Last year, 18 participated. The volunteers this year spotted 19 species, including the possible sighting of a species new to Dillingham’s Christmas count.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Dillingham, Naknek and King Salmon bird watchers will participate in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count this weekend.

Evelynn Trefon

Communities around Iliamna Lake dealt with gale force winds last week. Residents say they saw sheds and smokehouses lifted from the ground and skiffs tumbled “like they were toys.”

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