On Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 kayakers, packrafters and a rafting class from the University of Alaska Anchorage paddle down the Portage River after launch their watercraft from the outlet of Portage Lake with the Chugach and Kenai Mountains behind them.
Becoming an Outdoors Woman was created to build skills in shooting and hunting, fishing and other outdoors endeavors in a non-competitive setting. The program is now offered in 39 states and six Canadian provinces. Some 4,000 Alaska women have graduated since the program began in 1995. Tara Young
This is not Henry Allen's Tanana River. Nor is it the Trail River of people living here thousands of years before the 19th century government explorer struggled his way down the Tanana. But it seems close.Ned Rozell
Salmon hatcheries can't replace wild runs in rivers. Salmon need habitat. Salmon streams in England, the East Coast of the U.S. and the Pacific Northwest have all been degraded due to dams and industrial development. Hatcheries have been used in an attempt to replace wild runs, but their success has been relatively dismal.John Schandelmeier