Veteran commercial harvester Linda Behnken will be honored on Nov. 19 with the 25th Heinz Family Foundation Award for her advocacy for sustainable fishing practices and conservation policy while supporting rural fishing communities dependent on the ocean for their livelihood.
Under the five-year agreement, federal funds of up to $300,000 will be invested in a variety of programs and projects connecting community-led indigenous stewardship, technical knowledge, conservation science and natural resource management of the national forest system ad adjacent lands throughout Southeast Alaska.
U.S. Forest Service officials are seeking public comment on proposed outdoor recreation and infrastructure projects in the Chugach and Tongass National Forests for 2022 and feedback on ideas for projects in 2023 through 2025.
Nine legislators representing rural constituents are asking Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer to assure that Alaska Native communities will not be plagued by mishaps and confusion that could result in votes not being counted.
Homer’s Pratt Museum has announced a new exhibit, Shifting Tides: Convergence in Cloth, exploring the ocean through the eyes of Pacific region artists, to run through Nov. 28, says Jennifer Gibbins, executive director.
New plans for healing, cultural and educational programming have won the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage a $3 million grant from the Ford Foundation, plus another $100,000 in technical services for the four-year project.
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