Environment

Alex Hager/KDLG

This year saw record-breaking temperatures in Bristol Bay part of a temperature trend that spans decades. As the waters warm, what could happen to the salmon?

Courtesy of Nicole Baker

The Curyung Tribe has been recycling nets in Dillingham for years. This season, the program is getting a boost. 

 

Jason Ching/University of Washington

The elusive seals that reside in Bristol Bay’s Iliamna Lake have long been a mystery. While wildlife managers treat them the same as marine harbor seals, a new study supports what traditional knowledge has long held – that they are a distinct, freshwater population.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

The March for Science took place over the weekend. People gathered for the third year to raise awareness of science on a local and global level. But what impact do such events have in small communities? 

National Park Service

If the project is approved, the National Park Service plans to construct a trail and viewing platform that overlooks the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes in August 2019.

Avery Lill/KDLG

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation discovered another Bristol Bay well contaminated with perflourinated substances.

Avery Lill/KDLG

Chemicals used in firefighting foam have leached into the popular well at Dillingham’s Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation determined Thursday that the water is unsafe to drink.

Avery Lill/KDLG

The Alaska Department of Transportation recommends staying off Dillingham roads or driving slowly. 

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. 

Yes for Salmon hearing to be held in Dillingham

Sep 12, 2018
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.

Walrus haul out near Port Heiden

May 3, 2018
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.

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