AK voters to decide on coastal management
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Former DEC Commissioner Kurt Fredriksson, center, makes a point during a July hearing on Ballot Measure 2 in Juneau. Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho, left, and Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell, right, listen. (KTOO photo/Casey Kelly)
Ballot Measure 2 could reinstate Alaska’s coastal zone management program.
KTOO’s Casey Kelly reports that it’s crunch time for the hotly contested issue, and those funding each side. You can also listen back to a report by KCAW’s Robert Woolsey, on a July coastal management debate at Sitka’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
The Alaska Board of Fisheries closed some waters near Angoon to purse seining in order to improve subsistence harvests, in action over the weekend (3-1-15). They also shot down the use of unmanned aircraft to aid in salmon fishing. more
A devastating landslide near Sitka last year has produced an improbable discovery: evidence of early human occupation. more