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.

Native Village of Port Heiden

Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer, and Vixen ... Santa Claus himself helped feed the reindeer herd in Port Heiden Wednesday.

Contact Susanna Henry (Togiak NWR) or Melissa Cady (Becharof NWR) to get information and sign up to be a part of the nation's longest running citizen science bird project.

courtesy Togiak Refuge

At least a dozen moose harvested through Monday in GMU's 17B an C, says Fish and Game.

Pebble Mine critics slam legislation as "ill-conceived" and threatening to EPA's efforts to protect Bristol Bay watershed.

Neil Barten

Herd has recovered enough to allow for limited hunting, says Fish and Game, which is accepting applications for the Tier II drawing hunt now online.


Bristol Bay will see storm surge 1-2 feet above high tide; meanwhile up north, a winter storm brings blizzard conditions to Unalakleet.

Seattle Aquarium

Dr. Lesanna Lahner gives an update on the treatments for Mishka, a sea otter rescued in 2014 from Port Moller, who is the first of her kind to be diagnosed with asthma. 

Scott Anderson

Communities with extreme coastal erosion can now see what their shoreline looked like in the past and where it's projected to migrate in future years. 

Research cruise investigates Bering Sea warm spell

Oct 8, 2015
Alex Andrews/NOAA/ABL

NOAA scientists say a second warm year is causing poor pollock recruitment -- and could indicate a big shift in climate patterns in the Bering Sea.