Tag: Yakutat Tlingit Tribe

Rifts widen over Yakutat village corporation’s expanded logging

Yakutat’s village corporation has gotten big into the logging business, and some residents are protesting as timber crews prepare to cut in sensitive areas. It’s rekindling debate between shareholders concerned about the Southeast Alaska community’s cultural and ecological resources and executives who say they’re beholden to the corporation’s bottom line. Read More

Portable, Sitka-built ‘mini homes’ could help regional housing crunch

In many rural Alaska communities, the high cost of construction can lead to housing shortages, unsafe living conditions and overcrowding. A new “mini-home” project is working to tackle the problem in Yakutat by building the houses in Sitka where costs are lower and then shipping them. The construction company behind the project hopes its idea spreads. Read More

Low levels of Paralytic Shellfish Toxins found near Yakutat

The Yakutat Tlingit Tribe’s Environmental Department says that blue mussels, littleneck clams and cockles collected Aug. 18 and 19 from Ankau Saltchucks and Puget Cove contained low levels of Paralytic Shellfish Toxins. Butter clams from Ankau also contained low levels, and the Tribe continues to advise against their harvest based on past high levels of PSP. Read More

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