Author: Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska

Forest Service OKs Kensington Mine expansion

The U.S. Forest Service has signed off on Kensington Mine’s expansion to extend the Juneau gold mine’s life for another decade. But federal fisheries officials have raised concerns about long term risks to Berners Bay.

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Seacoast Trust gets $2m boost from foundations

Seacoast Trust, an initiative put together with $10 million from Sealaska Corporation and $7 million from The Nature Conservancy announced Monday it’s received an additional $2 million from two philanthropic organizations. The trust says it wants to establish a $100 million fund to aid community projects across the region.

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