Cultivating local business off public lands: untapped opportunity in the Tongass National Forest
Zach LaPerriere grew up in Ketchikan but has since built his home and raised his family in Sitka. He’s always gravitated toward the woods.“From boat building to construction, woodworking has always paid the bills for me,” LaPerriere said.
Alaska for Real: Sea glass candles
The best times to look for sea glass are during spring tides and the first low tide after a storm.
Celebrating Little Norway
Petersburg transforms the third weekend of May. The downtown is closed to traffic, stores load up stock, and people start arriving in droves. The Little Norway Festival has been a staple of life here for generations, and everyone experiences it in a different way.
Fishing with a celebrity
I wonder what fishing with President Trump would be like. This isn’t a pseudo-political column meant to mock the President or degrade the office because of recent (and not so recent) news and rumors surrounding his conduct, or to champion his administrative decisions thus far. It’s just a thought.
Gathering Alaska: Twisted stalk, wild cucumber, or watermelon berry
Streptopus amplexifolius has long been one of my favorite plants to munch. In the spring, I like to pick the curled leaves with their strong English cucumber flavor. At the end of July, they develop burgundy colored berries that hang vertically off a tiny stem like a Christmas ornament. Their weight often causing the plant to lean towards the horizon.

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