Month: July 2010

Medvejie experiment aids accident recovery

Earlier this month, two hatcheries in Sitka both suffered devastating accidents over the same weekend. The Sheldon Jackson Hatchery lost about 240,000 salmon fry when a water intake pipe became blocked.

At Medvejie Hatchery, a few miles south, the damage was worse.

A closed water-intake valve resulted in the loss of nearly 1 million Chinook fry. But Medvejie also has been conducting an experimental program that, in the weeks since the accident, has helped the hatchery recover from the damage caused by the accident.

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First Farmers' Market of the season

The 2010 summer Farmers’ Markets began Saturday in Sitka. Vendors selling a variety of goods packed the ANB hall, and visitors came to check out live music and take their pick of locally grown produce, baked goods and homemade crafts. KCAW’s Shady Grove Oliver stopped by the first market and sent this audio postcard.

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Wilderness maintenance the old fashioned way

Alaska is home to over half the nation’s wilderness lands, and some of the Forest Service’s most remote, and isolated Cabins.

Green Top Cabin on Yakobi Island is one of these, and because it’s on land classified as “wilderness” upkeep on the cabin and surrounding trails is a little different than it would be in other locations.

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