As part of a nationwide initiative that emphasizes lifelong health, federally managed outdoor agencies recently joined President Obama to launch the Every Kid in a Park Pass program, available through Aug. 31, 2016.

Erin Kirkland
Seminars at Calbela's run 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the first 100 women in line for the sessions will receive a free gift bag.Alaska Dispatch News
Surveys this summer showed that little had changed with the plummeting populations of Cook Inlet razors clams, which have dropped by more than 80 percent from their historical averages. Mike Campbell
Safe winter travel along Alaska's highways and backcountry trails is mostly a mindset. You need to take precautions based on individual ability and comfort. John Schandelmeier
The application deadline is Oct. 31 for those interested in interested in serving on the 15-member Chugach State Park Citizens Advisory BoardAlaska Dispatch News
Avalanches are common at Tincan Ridge in Turnagain Pass, but new equipment should give forecasters and backcountry riders better information about conditions.Megan Edge
As the number of Kenai Peninsula brown bears increase, biologists wrestle with how much hunting the population can sustain.Joseph Robertia
Long an icon of Bush flying, the Otter has been involved in a string of high-profile crashes in recent years, prompting speculation that the plane itself might be dangerous. But a glance at an NTSB database tells a different story.Colleen Mondor
Bristol Bay drift gillnet permits took the biggest hit after another huge sockeye run ran into a perfect storm of backlogged markets, depressed global currencies and record imports of foreign farmed fish. Bay fishermen were shocked to earn a base price of 50 cents a pound, down from $1.34 last summer. Laine Welch
Eight years after being told by national park rangers that he couldn't use a hovercraft on a river within the boundary of the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, an Anchorage man's court case is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.Sean Doogan