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Alaska to NYC; Report from the People's Climate March

Alaska to NYC; Report from the People's Climate March

Posted by Eric Booton at Oct 17, 2014 04:40 PM |

Knowing that these concrete indicators of climate change are affecting Alaskans everyday, Inletkeeper made the trip to the Big Apple and joined the hordes of people in the streets of New York City for the People’s Climate March to help represent the front-line communities of Alaska and demand climate action now.

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Statewide Organizers Retreat- Talkeetna style

Statewide Organizers Retreat- Talkeetna style

Posted by Heather Leba at Oct 07, 2014 07:36 PM |

Last week Eric, Kaitlin and I had the privilege to spend a few days working and collaborating with some fantastic people. The Alaskans First Campaign hosted a Statewide Organizers retreat in Talkeetna from Septmeber 28-Oct 2 to bring organizers from Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley together.

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Up close and personal with Devil's Canyon

Up close and personal with Devil's Canyon

Posted by Heather Leba at Aug 21, 2014 11:00 AM |

Living year-round in Talkeetna I have the privilege of seeing the Susitna River every day. On a beautiful Sunday morning recently I was able to see a part of it that few can, even though it is at the heart of one of the most contentious energy projects in the state. I traveled by jet boat 60 miles upstream of Talkeetna to Devil’s Canyon, an area of the river that hosts Class 6 rapids.

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West Side Slice of Paradise

West Side Slice of Paradise

Posted by Eric Booton at Aug 18, 2014 02:20 PM |

Only 45 miles west of Anchorage, but isolated by Cook Inlet, Beluga is a rugged bush town that's home to few, but a dream to many (including me).

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Warm and sensitive might be great traits in a partner but are the last thing a salmon is looking for in a stream

Warm and sensitive might be great traits in a partner but are the last thing a salmon is looking for in a stream

Posted by Sue Mauger at Aug 01, 2014 03:25 PM |

Unfortunately, about a quarter of the salmon streams we’ve been monitoring are already warm by salmon standards and highly sensitive to climate change impacts. Is your favorite salmon stream one of them?

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Stream restoration is no small task -  my first hand experience

Stream restoration is no small task - my first hand experience

Posted by Eric Booton at Jul 24, 2014 07:03 PM |

I have always been skeptical of PacRim Coal’s claims to fully restore the Chuitna river to current productivity after stripmining through the salmon streams and wetlands of the watershed; and after doing some stream restoration of my own, I remain increasingly skeptical and even more unsettled by the proposal.

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New Opportunities to Share a Percent of Your Spending with Us!

New Opportunities to Share a Percent of Your Spending with Us!

Posted by Margo Reveil at Jul 11, 2014 04:08 PM |

We love when we can buy local, but if you need anything from outside, check to see if your outside sources have charitable gift programs that can be directed to Cook Inletkeeper. This new method of charitable giving can add up to help protect your watershed.

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Welcome Heather!

Welcome Heather!

Posted by Rachel Lord at Jul 09, 2014 06:09 PM |

Heather Leba is Cook Inletkeeper's new Alaska Clean Boating Coordinator, based in Talkeetna!

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A Visit to Chisik

A Visit to Chisik

Posted by Eric Booton at Jun 13, 2014 01:50 PM |

Chisik Island was once a hub of the salmon fishery through the old Snug Harbor Cannery. A visit there is a blast from the past.

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Video shows pollution continues in King salmon stream

Video shows pollution continues in King salmon stream

Posted by Rachel Lord at Jun 11, 2014 10:40 PM |

Inletkeeper has worked since 2012 to get agency action on King salmon habitat pollution in an Anchor River tributary

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Way Past Time to Get Serious about Climate Change

Way Past Time to Get Serious about Climate Change

Posted by Sue Mauger at May 08, 2014 07:40 PM |

The latest National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. The news for Alaska is not good.

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Cook Inlet's Endangered Icon

Cook Inlet's Endangered Icon

Posted by Eric Booton at May 05, 2014 06:20 PM |

With spring now in full force, flora and fauna throughout the Cook Inlet watershed welcome warmer temperatures, becoming more active with the increased sunshine and food sources. Now that Cook Inlet’s sea ice has melted, and hooligan and other prey fish are moving into coastal watersheds, we’re happy to once again catch glimpses of our beloved Cook Inlet Beluga whales.

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Everyone can play role in greener economy

Everyone can play role in greener economy

Posted by Dorothy Melambianakis at Apr 24, 2014 04:07 PM |

The ability to recycle electronics helps families, businesses, governments, tribes, and non-profits make responsible waste disposal decisions. It also puts our dollars to work supporting green jobs and re-using precious metals instead of mining for new ones.

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Chinook wish list: science-based management, habitat protection, cooperation among user-groups

Chinook wish list: science-based management, habitat protection, cooperation among user-groups

Posted by Kaitlin Vadla at Apr 08, 2014 03:48 AM |

Earlier this year, the Department of Fish and Game prepared a report for the Board of Fisheries warning that the late-run of Kenai king salmon might not meet minimum escapement goals this summer.

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Confessions of a powderhound, the scoop from the sidelines

Confessions of a powderhound, the scoop from the sidelines

Posted by Eric Booton at Apr 01, 2014 07:15 PM |

It is no longer news that 97% of the world’s climate scientists agree that the climate-warming trends we have witnessed over the last century are in fact human caused and it is clear that our reliance on dirty energy are a major contributor. Organizer Eric Booton wonders what that means for the future of his favorite past-time and for the planet.

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Let the People Speak

Let the People Speak

Posted by Margo Reveil at Mar 24, 2014 05:06 PM |

Cook Inletkeeper Board Member Mike O’Meara had a unique perspective on the Exxon Valdez Oil spill. His view of the event as curator of the "Darkened Waters: Profile of an Oil Spill" exhibit captured the passion of that moment.

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Cook Inlet - A Bird's Eye View

Cook Inlet - A Bird's Eye View

Posted by Rachel Lord at Mar 16, 2014 03:55 PM |

Often our work brings us up in the air, and we never leave the ground without a camera to capture Cook Inlet from above!

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Pick.Click.Give Double Your Dividend Sweepstakes

Pick.Click.Give Double Your Dividend Sweepstakes

Posted by Margo Reveil at Mar 06, 2014 08:45 PM |

Pick.Click.Give to Cook Inletkeeper before March 31 and you have a chance to double your dividend in 2014.

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Coming Home, Falling in Love, Looking Forward: An Unexpected Adventure

Coming Home, Falling in Love, Looking Forward: An Unexpected Adventure

Posted by Kaitlin Vadla at Feb 25, 2014 03:12 AM |

"... I am beginning to see the phenomenal potential salmon have to bring people together..." New staff member shares her story and why she is so excited to be working with Inletkeeper.

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Open for Business: Buccaneer is Teetering on Bankruptcy, But They Taught Us Some Important Lessons

Open for Business: Buccaneer is Teetering on Bankruptcy, But They Taught Us Some Important Lessons

Posted by Bob Shavelson at Feb 16, 2014 09:40 PM |

The best example in recent years has been Buccaneer Energy, the Australian company run by Texans that pushed its way into Cook Inlet chasing massive state subsidies (Buccaneer’s Chairman famously told an industry conference that Alaska is “about the closest thing you're going to get to free money from a government in the world”).

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