J. Besl, University of Alaska Anchorage

Miranda Sheely, one of this year’s instructors, participated in the Winter Multi-Sport Expedition last year (Photo by J. Besl / University of Alaska Anchorage).

Spring break on ice

Feeding sled dogs under a starlit sky. Biking 40 miles to a backcountry lodge. Piloting a snowmachine along the Iditarod Trail.These are not typical...

Salmon is on the menu for Lake Clark’s wolves

Deep within Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, staff at a remote ranger station on the north shore of Telaquana Lake noted something amiss....
As the busiest commercial and fishing port on the Bering Sea, Dutch Harbor can expect a significant increase in invasive species as the region's water warms (Image by M. Reimer).

Preparing for invasive species in the Bering Sea

Invasive species have devastated marine ecosystems in the Lower 48 but, thanks to its icy waters, the Bering Sea has been largely unaffected. So...

Automotive dealers bring Chrysler training to Alaska

Want to work on the Dodge Challenger? Or a Jeep Wrangler? Maybe that rare winterized Maserati or Alfa Romeo?Through a new partnership between Fiat...

Counting sheep in the Chugach Mountains

As a wildlife field technician, Luke Metherell combines job, hobby and homework on weeklong backpacking trips in the mountains.A biology student at University of...

Denali National Park: Three stories, 100 years

It’s been 100 years since President Woodrow Wilson established Mount McKinley National Park, now known as Denali National Park and Preserve, on Feb. 26,...


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