I haven't seen anything about this in the news except in the article I'm linking to:
Here is a brief filed by the good lawyers of Ahtna...
Time to start the yearly thread for updates. Here's my most recent observation:
Drove to Rosehip Sunday afternoon for a picnic on the gravel bar (that was not submerged). The water level was nice but I did not see a single grayling rising.
For my buddy 4mer
For my buddy 4mer
This image was captured June 5. You can see the areas that got scorched and those that didn't. It got pretty hot when the fire made the initial run to the lake, then it was less intense as it smoldered along to the east.
In case you missed the meeting, there will be another one in a couple of weeks. Check the FNSB website for details. I think it's scheduled for September 20.
Here's the map:
Note the new swimming beach and paddler's access launch.
Waterfowlers of the North,
The Borough is holding a public meeting regarding the future of Tanana Lakes tonight at Noel Wien Library. If you value the area as a duck hunting spot, it might be a good idea to attend. A good chunk...
This is an interesting article related to mammal movements by moonlight. Have any of you made any observations about whether furbearers (predators especially) are more/less active during full moon...
There's nothing I hate worse than a sidetracked thread. Gentlemen, please remember that most of Unit 13 is yeti country. These creatures do not hibernate and will eat you as quickly in winter as any other time.
Here's a graphic illustrating the problem.
Areas shaded red and orange will always be fire suppression areas. Green and yellow areas could burn and the refuge would likely allow them to burn, but those areas haven't burned in the past forty years.
So off the top of my head, I'd say that...
I'm curious if anyone has the scoop on the gravel/sand quarrying project that has commenced in the middle of Fairbanks' only decent waterfowlery. As I understand it, the entire chunk of land is borough-owned, so I assume it's the borough that contracted out the job. I do hope they pump water...
For the sake of argument, suppose a national gun registry was created and then subsequently a law was passed that guns were going to be illegal. (I'm trying to keep from getting bogged down with specifics, and I don't have 120 specifically-named firearms in mind). Anyway, the guns are illegal...