Alaska - Where wild remains a guarded treasure, life's adventurous quest reaches beyond the security of enlightened dogmas, polished promises, or glistening stones. - Doug C. Myers, PURSUING THE UNTAMED
The ALASKA CACHE NEWSLETTER presents outdoor news reports and blogs on Alaska's environment, fishing, wildlife, and other articles of interest in the section Guided by Instinct!. Some reports include You Tube video presentations. All are included as they become available. Doug's Dugout includes insightful Soulful Snippets and access to previous years articles in the Archives below. Continuing concerns of prior year(s) genesis remain included in the current edition. Recommended Reading and Anchorage (area) Weather are also included.
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Most Recent News Items Below (Scroll Down)
Fishing, Item F16: King Salmon Outlook 2013
Fishing, Item F17: Threat to Wild Pacific Salmon?
Wildlife, Item W7: Homer Shorebird Festival Photo Gallery
Item AA1: 12/06/2012, _ADN, Living Photos
Item AA2: 12/12/2012, _ADN, 1000-Year-Old Skin Boat Found In Alaska
Item AA3: 12/13/2012, _WebMD, Hiking In Nature Boosts Creativity
Item AA4: 12/17/2012, _National Parks and New Federal Retirement Rules, Alaska Hit Hard
Item AA5: 01/15/2013, _March 1 Deadline, Filing Application To View McNeil River Brown Bear
Item C2: 12/27/2012,__ Inaguaral Sled Dog Race, Tribute To Eagle Village Tribal Chief
Item C3: 03/02/2013, __Iditarod 2013 - Ceremonial Start, Saturday, March 2, Anchorage; Official Restart, Sunday, March 3, Willow Lake, ________________ ___ http://iditarod.com/resources/calendar/ (Calendar of Events)
Designated Wild and Scenic River Borders Proposed Pebble Mine Project (Photos by Doug C. Myers)
Item E1: Pristine Alaska Under Siege! - Pro-active consideration: Alaska's Bristol Bay is being threatened with a plan for a huge pit mine. The Pebble Mine project is a controversial proposal by Northern Dynasty Minerals to build one of the largest gold and copper mines in the world in Southwest Alaska near Lake Iliamna. The proposed 2,000 feet deep - 2 mile long Pebble Mine would include the largest earth dam in the world to hold back created toxic waste centered in a known earthquake zone. The open pit mine would place at risk Alaska's prolific Bristol Bay Region ecosystem and its inhabitants.
Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed is on of America's last and most important wild places. The proposed location is at the headwaters of the Mulchatna / Nushagak and the Newhalen / Kvichak River drainages, both of which are renown wild salmon and trout fisheries that flow into Bristol Bay (Archives - Article: Fool's Gold below). It is within the designated trophy region for Alaska's wild trout management program, and provides the largest annual runs of migrating salmon in the world. Tens of millions of salmon support an abundance of bears, whales, seals, and eagles, as well as Native communities that have thrived in the area for thousands of years. For additional information . . .
Item E1a: _10/18/2011 - _Anti-Pebble initiative approved, Anchorage Daily News
Item E1b: _02/08/2012 - _Bristol Bay's Wild Salmon Ecosystems and the Pebble Mine, Wild Salmon Center
Item E1c: _05/19/2012 - _Mine Could Hurt Alaska Salmon. EPA Warns, "The Risk of a Catastrophic Failure . . . "
Item E1d: _Updated! _- _Facebook Community Opposed to Pebble Mine, Save Bristol Bay
Item E1e: _06/04/2012 - _EPA Bristol Bay Mining Study, Hearing on the Federal Agency's Conclusion of Negative Impacts on Fish Habitat
Item E1f: _08/08/2012 - _Science Panel Reviews EPA's Mine Report, Judges EPA's Conclusions on Controversial Mine Project
Item E1g: _08/17/2012 - _Save Bristol Bay, Las Vegas chef and others say Buy, Eat, and Cherish Bristol Bay
Item E1h: _08/20/2012 - _Fly Fishermen Speak Out, Casting for conservation in Bristol Bay
Item E1i: __08/23/2012 - _Alaska Asks EPA to Oversee Cleanup, Mine cleanup mess just north of Bristol Bay
Item E1j: __09/06/2012 - _Harmful Effects of Massive Pebble Mine, Lost in migration: Copper's threat to salmon
Item E1k: _10/29/2012 - _THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, The EPA is right on Pebble Mine Project
Item E1l: _ 12/20/2012 - _ Certification of Proposed Initiative On Mining, State legislative approval required
Item E12: _ 03/25/2013 - _ Forest Service Roadless Policy Challenged, Victory for hunting, fishing, clean water, subsistence, etc.
Item E13: _ 05/02/2013 - _ Alaska Cruise Season Concern, New fuel standards to limit pollution could lower passenger traffic
~~~ A Playful Tight Line ~~~
2013 Derby Schedule:
___March 23 (Saturday), Homer's 20th Annual Winter King Tournament
Current Fishing Reports / Forecasts: Alaska Outdoor Journal, _Kenai Cache Outfitters, _Peninsula Clarion "Outdoors", _and Kenai River Water Conditions at Cooper Landing (USGS)
Item F6: _06/15/2012, _Blog - "Almost King Size", Deshka River Kings
Item F10: 09/13/2012, _Alaska King Salmon Disaster, Declaration of Commerce Secretary
Item F11: 12/31/2012, _Salmon Offer More Than A Healthy Sport Fishing Activity, The 'New' Truth
Item F12: 01/25/2013, _Invasive Pike Thriving On Salmon, Preferred Prey
Item F13: 01/26/2013, _Eskimo Villages May Boycott McDonald's, Fish Fight: . . . Objects to McDonald's Marketing
Item F14: 01/27/2013, _Study Of Alaska Salmon, Populations Spike and Crash Historically
Item F15: 03/22/2013, _Obesity In Alaska's Fish Species, Alaska Resident Fish Survival (ADN)
Item F16: 04/18/2013, _King Salmon Outlook 2013, Alaska Anglers Face Increased King Salmon Restrictions
Item F17: 05/02/2013, _Threat to Wild Pacific Salmon?, Scientists Divided
Item W2: _12/21/2012, _Two Species of Seals Join Polar Bears on Threatened List
Item W3: _01/15/2013, _Deadline Set For Filing Application To View McNeil River Brown Bear
Item W4: _01/18/2013, _Return Of Wood Bison To Alaska Wild
Item W5: _04/06/2013, _Bear Mauling Survivor Tells His Story
Item W6: _05/05/2013, _Orcas, 'Wolves of the Sea' (Whale Killers) or Killer Whales, Ambush Alaska-Bound Gray Whales
Item W7: _05/12/2013, _Homer Shorebird Festival Photo Gallery
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Soulful Snippets - Doug C. Myers
What matters more is not what we believe but how we live.
Passion is the flash and noise of a tormented sky's energy performance. Passion's reward is the cleansing calm that follows.
Paradise is defined not by location but by the environment of the heart.
Tomorrow is an illusion because upon arrival it is today extended. This may give new meaning to 'Live for Today!'
Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. - Freidrich Neitzsche
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Thank you for your interest. Return again for upcoming articles and events. - Doug C. Myers, Editor
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