Environment

KDLG

This week's monster high tides claimed this truck left overnight at Dillingham's Kanakanak Beach. The skiff trailer wasn't immediately found.

courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service

Pilots, nearby residents, and now the Fish and Wildlife Service say up to 2,000 walrus have been seen hauled out at Cape Grieg between Ugashik and Egegik. 

Dave Withrow / NOAA

Pedro Bay Corporation and Iliamna Natives, Ltd will voluntarily give up rights to develop on the islands in order to protect a habitat that supports seals as well as spawning sockeye. 

Citing increase of bear problems and decrease of annual harvest, state will now allow hunters to sell hides in areas with a bag limit of two bears per year to help incentivize the effort.

BBHLT

Easement adds permanent protection on 570 acres of Koliganek Natives LTD land at confluence of Harris Creek and Nushagak River.

Alaska Earthquake Center

No damage reported, and no tsunami warnings issued, after series of quakes near Port Heiden over the weekend.

Colt Snapp

The AVO has downgraded the alert level, but is still keeping a close eye on Pavlof Volcano, which AVO staff say has a history of erupting suddenly after periods of quiet. 

Mt. Pavlof spews ash after Sunday eruption

Mar 28, 2016
Colt Snapp

Ash from Sunday eruption sent to 37,000', now spreading northeast towards western Bristol Bay.

KDLG

City estimates 2-300' of river bank have eroded over the past two years, leaving about 300' left between the Wood River and the wastewater treatment facility. 

KDLG News

The WAISC forum drew experts to Dillingham to present on a wide range of topics of interest to Western Alaskans. We asked a few of them to pitch us their research in 30 seconds or less.

Katherine Carscallen

Herd size probably double what it should be, say biologists, who hope to see some serious hunting efforts happen soon. 

City of Togiak

State will help Togiak make necessary repairs to seawall that has been damaged by severe storms over two warm winters.

Wildland fire workshop coming to Dillingham

Feb 2, 2016
Division of Forestry

Teachers and community members can learn about wildland fire ecology and management in an upcoming weekend course, 'Fire in a Changing Climate for Educators.'

City of Togiak

Most severe damage appears to be in Togiak, where the last two warm winter storms have eroded the seawall.

Bristol Bay braces for windy night, round two

Dec 29, 2015
National Weather Service Alaska

NWS predicting east, southeast winds up to 90 mph will impact AP communities Tuesday night, with stronger winds slamming Bristol Bay's north coast communities Wednesday morning.

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