The proposed Chugach Access Plan, developed jointly by the state and the municipality of Anchorage, has stirred controversy in recent weeks over how it dedicates future public access into the park, including potential access points on private property.
The gold-mining company is studying a $1 billion, 14-inch pipeline to pump natural gas from tidewater on Cook Inlet over the Alaska Range to a proposed Interior mine up the Kuskokwim River from Bethel. State permits are being sought.
Photographer and filmmaker Christopher Baker spent four days in Cordova in 2010, shooting with fisherman Wade Buscher. This video is a director's cut of a piece Baker shot and produced for the first digital edition of Martha Stewart Living.