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Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs practice wilderness search on the Alaska Pacific University campus on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

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.

Spawning salmon can be seen at many places on Chester Creek in a section that runs from University Lake through the Providence Alaska Medical Center campus and across the UAA campus.

YouTube filmmaker Cory “Mr. Safety” Williams, aka DudeLikeHELLA, discovers the bizarre sounds skipping rocks on frozen lakes can create. 

An airborne study conducted by two federal agencies looks at Alaska's Tanana Valley State Forest from above to help scientists learn more about forest fire recovery.

While a bear canister might not be the most exciting piece of outdoor equipment, it is a handy way to protect your food -- and it makes a great camp chair.

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.

Ski mountaineer Andrew McLean dubbed a Wrangell Mountains zone with massive slot-like couloirs "The Slotterhouse."

One habit I kept from my time in New York is walking. Walking is necessary for daily life there. For different reasons, I walk all over Anchorage, sometimes absurd distances. 

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. 

 

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