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AJ Gold Mine: SummaryThe Alaska Juneau (AJ) mine operated from 1917 to 1944, producing 90 million tons of gold-bearing ore, and was one of the largest mines in the world at the time.  Currently, the City and Borough of Juneau controls the land, ... [read-more]
Alaska Coal History: Coal was first discovered in Alaska by an English trader in 1786. The deposit was located at Coal Cove, near Port Graham Bay on the Kenai Peninsula. The Russian-American Company began mining at this site almost 70 years later in ... [read-more]
Alaska Coal Proposals Overview: Regions Arctic Cook Inlet Central Alaska Matanuska Susitna Valley Abandoned Projects   (This is a summary of all coal-related projects and proposals in Alaska, kept up to date as possible.  For references and more detail, check out the individual articles on ... [read-more]
Alaska Railroad: The Alaska railroad is a railway system which runs up through central Alaska, linking the major population and industrial centers of southcentral and interior Alaska. The mainline track stretches 470 miles, from Seward and Whittier to Fairbanks (technically a little further, ... [read-more]
Augustine Geothermal: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Background The state ... [read-more]
Beatson Copper Mine: Beatson Mine GET PHOTO Mine debris at Beatson Mine SummaryThe Beatson copper mine in Prince William Sound produced over 182 million pounds of copper from 1904-1930.  The mine site has an ongoing problem with acid mine drainage and is responsible ... [read-more]
Beluga Coal-to-Liquids (CTL): Winter sunrise on the Chuitna River GET PHOTO In the winter of 2008, we skied through the site of the proposed Chuitna Coal Mine on our way to the Aleutian Islands. PacRim Coal is pursuing a possible coal mine in ... [read-more]
Bering River Coal Field: Background Kushtaka Lake GET PHOTO An aerial view of Kushtaka Lake, looking out over the Bering River Delta The Bering River Coal Field is a bituminous coal field, located near Bering Glacier, between Icy Bay and the mouth of the ... [read-more]
Bethel Coal Plant: Bethel GET PHOTO Port of Bethel summer 2012 The 100-MW Bethel Power Plant was proposed as a collaboration between the Calista, an Alaska Native Corporation, and the gold-mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. The plant was to have powered the proposed ... [read-more]
Bokan Mountain Rare Earth Prospect: SummaryThe "Bokan - Dotson Ridge REE project" is located on Prince of Wales Island in SE Alaska.  The project, being undertaken by Ucore Rare Metals Inc. is focused on a deposit of rare earth elements.  This deposit has an unusually ... [read-more]
Bristol Bay Fisheries: Our Pebble Articles Overview Block Caving Water Management Nearby Mining Claims Keystone Dialogue Perpetual Maintenance Tailings Storage Alternative Tailings Storage Opposition Powering Pebble Earthquake Risks SummaryBristol Bay hosts the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world, as well as several ... [read-more]
Canyon Creek Coal Leases: Your browser does not support iframes. Canyon Creek Coal Lease Area DNR is proposing a competitive lease sale here near the Squentna River, on the eastern edge of the Susitna Valley. SummaryThe Alaska Department of Natural Resources has decided to ... [read-more]
Chakachamna Hydroelectric Project: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Summary The proposed ... [read-more]
Chickaloon Coal Leases: SummaryPlans for developing the Chickaloon Coal Field in the Matanuska Valley were previously abandoned in 2007, but were resurrected in 2011 when the Alaskan Mental Health Trust Authority (AMHTA) offered up 10,000 acres of coal leases.  The company which obtained ... [read-more]
Chikuminuk Lake Hydroelectric Project: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Summary The Chikuminuk ... [read-more]
Chuitna Coal Mine Prospect: A journey to Chuitna ...We began with a mission to look for coal. And we found a little. But as soon as we stepped away from the scattered coal boulders in the Chuitna River, it disappeared – hidden deep beneath ... [read-more]
Chukchi Sea Oil and Gas Development: (Note: Given the events of late 2015 as detailed below, we stopped updating this article at that time)SummaryOffshore drilling for oil and gas in Alaska's Chukchi Sea has both great economic potential and a significant risk of adverse environmental impact. ... [read-more]
Coalbed Methane: SummaryCoalbed methane (also called coal mine methane) refers to methane gas that is trapped within minuscule fractures in coal seams.  Once viewed solely as a hazard of coal mining, this gas has received recent attention for its use as an ... [read-more]
Coal Fires: Coal Seam Fires: Coal can burn unchecked, while still in the ground. FULL FIGURE Because coal is so readily combustible, it is possible for coal deposits to catch fire while still in the ground. These coal seam fires are a ... [read-more]
Coal Power in Alaska: Your browser does not support iframes. Coal Power in Alaska Existing and proposed coal-fired power plants in Alaska. Less than 10% of Alaska's electricity comes from coal. Most is from gas, hydro, and oil. There are six small coal-fired power ... [read-more]
Coal Taxes, Rents, and Royalties in Alaska: Resource taxes, royalties, and rents in Alaska: The direct returns to the state from raw resources in Alaska vary a lot, with oil/gas by far the highest, and metal mining the lowest. FULL FIGURE SummaryMining in Alaska, including coal mining, ... [read-more]
Council Gold Prospect: BackgroundThe Council Gold Prospect was an early-stage exploration project located on the Seward Peninsula within the Council Mining District, an area that historically produced a significant amount of placer gold.  Exploration in the 295 square kilometer area was focused on ... [read-more]
Donlin Gold Project: SummaryThe Donlin Gold project is a proposed gold mine located in southwest Alaska.  This prospect is expected to produce around 1.5 million ounces of gold per year, and has an estimated resource base of around 34 million ounces (almost $56 ... [read-more]
Drift River Oil Terminal: Tanks at the Drift River Oil Terminal GET PHOTO Storage tanks for oil source: Copyright held by photographer Introduction  The Drift River Oil Terminal is a short-term oil storage facility on Cook Inlet that is controversial due to its vulnerability to ... [read-more]
Earthquakes and the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Overview The proposed ... [read-more]
Emma Creek Coal Energy: Coal along Emma Creek GET PHOTO Soft sandstone bluffs striped with jet-black coal alongside Emma Creek The Emma Creek Energy Project was a proposal for a large coal-fired power plant that still remains in the conception process. This 200 megawatt ... [read-more]
Eva Creek Wind: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Summary The Eva ... [read-more]
Exporting Alaska's Coal: Coal exports in Alaska have fallen dramatically over the last few years as prices and demand have dropped worldwide.  The primary exports in recent years were to Chile and the Pacific Rim by Usibelli Coal Mine Inc.  In 2011 Usibelli ... [read-more]
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: SummaryThe 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil spill released millions of gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound Alaska.   It was the worst environmental disaster in Alaska history, and occured in a very sensitive coastal ecosystem, magnifying damage.  The spill ... [read-more]
Fairbanks Coal-to-Liquids (CTL): BackgroundThe Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) has recently proposed a 20,000-40,000 barrels per day combined biomass and coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant to provide jet fuel to nearby military bases (primarily Eielson Air Force Base). The FEDC commissioned a $550,000 study to ... [read-more]
Fire Island Wind: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Summary The first ... [read-more]
Forestry Management in Alaska: Land in Alaska is managed by the Federal government (51%), local governments (25%), Native Corporations (24%) and private landowners (0.4%).  All four of these groups own and manage tracts of Alaska forest.  Debate continues over priorities for the use and ... [read-more]
Forestry Terminology: Forestry TerminologyCertain forestry terms can be deceiving: a “productive” forest does not necessarily grow fast, a “commercial” forest is not necessarily marketable, and “old growth” trees are not necessarily large.   This article explains a few of these terms. Big tree ... [read-more]
Fort Knox Gold Mine: SummaryThe Fort Knox Mine, a large gold mine in Interior Alaska, produces around 370,000 ounces of gold per year.  This mine is a significant producer of mining waste in Alaska, but has had fewer environmental problems than many other large ... [read-more]
Glacier Retreat in Alaska: Glacier Retreat in Alaska The Dead and the Dying - through the glaciers of Tutka Valley READ ARTICLE Last winter's meager snowfall was followed by volcanic ash, then a warm sunny spring, melting the mountains back to bare ice and ... [read-more]
Gold Mining Methods: There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold... -Robert Service (1907) SummaryHistorically, the majority of gold was mined from "placer deposits", where gold has settled out of an existing or ancient waterway ... [read-more]
Goodnews Bay Platinum: Platinum GET PHOTO Platinum nugget from Goodnews Bay source: Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike SummaryPlacer mining for platinum has taken place intermittently in the area near Goodnews Bay in southwest Alaska since 1927.   Recently, a company called XS Platinum Limited was ... [read-more]
Greens Creek Silver Mine: SummaryGreens Creek is a large, underground silver mine located in Southeast Alaska, which also produces smaller amounts of gold, lead, and zinc.  The mine is the 5th largest silver producer in the world, and the largest in the US.  The ... [read-more]
Healy Coal-to-Liquids (CTL): Energy frontier GET PHOTO The site of the proposed Emma Creek Power Energy Project and Healy CTL project. In 2007 a feasibility study(3.6 Mb) was completed regarding a proposed 14,600 barrel (around 7300 tons of coal) per day coal-to-liquids (CTL) ... [read-more]
Herring Fishery in Alaska: SummaryHerring have been historically harvested in Alaska for food, oil, bait and now sac roe (eggs).  In addition to their commercial importance, herring act as a critical bridge between primary producers and the larger animals in the food web.  Herring ... [read-more]
Hydraulic Fracturing ("Fracking") in Alaska: The controversial "massive" (or high-volume) fracking has little current application in Alaska's conventional petroleum fields, but could be used to develop Alaska's smaller unconventional petroleum fields. It is currently being explored as an option by Great Bear LLC for the Great Bear ... [read-more]
Illinois Creek Gold Mine: SummaryThe Illinois Creek Mine gold and silver mine in west central Alaska operated briefly in 1997, but the mining company went bankrupt in 1998.  The state of Alaska took control of the mine in 1999 and soon after initiated a ... [read-more]
Johnson River Prospect: Summary High Camp GET PHOTO Camping in Lake Clark National Park The Johnson River Prospect is a high grade copper-silver-lead-zinc-gold deposit within Lake Clark National Park, in southwestern Alaska.   The Cook Inlet Regional Corporation (CIRI), an Alaska Native-owned for-profit company ... [read-more]
Jonesville Coal Mine: Background Mine-water settling pond GET PHOTO Two ponds alternate in the role of settling sediment carried by a stream coming out of the old Evan Jones coal mine. The Evans Jones Coal Mine operated between 1920 and 1968 in Sutton, ... [read-more]
Kenai Blue Sky Coal Power: Kenai Fertilizer Plant GET PHOTO Site of the now-closed Agrium plant near Nikiski source: Copyright held by photographer The Kenai Blue Sky Coal Plant was a proposed $1.5-2 billion integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) plant proposed by Agrium Inc. to be located ... [read-more]
Kenai Peninsula Borough Anadromous Streams Ordinance: Waterways affected by ordinance GET PHOTO Executive SummaryThis ordinance establishes a buffer zone of limited development within 50 feet of anadromous (salmon-bearing) waters, to protect fish habitat. Waters are defined based on Fish and Game's catalog of anadromous waters, with ... [read-more]
Kennecott Copper Mine: SummaryThe Kennecott Copper Mine, for a time the largest copper mine in the world, operated from 1911 to 1938 in what is now Wrangell St. Elias National Park.   The mine produced a total of around 4.6 million tons of ore, ... [read-more]
Kensington Gold Mine: SummaryThe Kensington Gold Mine, a mid-sized underground mining project in southeast Alaska began production during the summer of 2010.  The mining prospect had been under study for many years, but fluctuations in gold prices and litigation questioning the disposal of ... [read-more]
Keystone Center Dialogue on Pebble Mine: Our Pebble Articles Overview Block Caving Water Management Nearby Mining Claims Keystone Dialogue Perpetual Maintenance Tailings Storage Alternative Tailings Storage Opposition Powering Pebble Earthquake Risks (Author's Note: Because relatively little information about the Keystone Center dialogue is available online, parts ... [read-more]
Kogoluktuk Hydro: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Background The Kogoluktuk ... [read-more]
Lik Zinc Prospect: Summary Lik Prospect GET PHOTO Aerial photo of the Lik Prospect The Lik prospect, in northwest Alaska, is under exploration as a possible zinc/lead/silver mine by a small Canadian company called Zazu Metals Corporation, in collaboration with Teck Resources Limited.  ... [read-more]
Linc Energy UCG Leases in AK: SummaryAn Australian company, Linc Energy, is exploring several sites in Central Alaska and near Cook Inlet, looking into the feasibility of developing one, or more, underground coal gasification (UCG) projects in those areas.  Background on UCGUnderground Coal Gasification (UCG) involves ... [read-more]
Livengood Gold Prospect: SummaryThe Livengood Project is located on a large gold resource located along the Trans Alaska Pipeline, about 70 miles north of Fairbanks. Talon Gold Alaska Inc. (a subsidiary of Canadian-based International Tower Hill Mines) is exploring the deposit, focusing on ... [read-more]
Logging on the Tongass National Forest: Some terminology used in this article is explained in "Forestry Terminology" Old-growth stump GET PHOTO Tongass National Forest IntroductionLogging on the Tongass National Forest, the largest U.S. National Forest (considered the “crown jewel” of the National Forest system), occurs predominantly ... [read-more]
Loss-Selling in Alaska: Summary”Loss selling,” more formally known as Net Operating Loss selling (NOLs selling), was a business practice allowed previous to 1984 by which businesses could sell other businesses their financial losses for tax purposes.  It is a rubric term that encompasses ... [read-more]
Matanuska Coal Plant: Matanuska Electric Association (MEA) began working on a proposal for a 100-megawatt circulating fluid bed coal plant to be located south of Palmer, AK and supplied with coal from Usibelli Coal Mine Inc. From the start, this was strongly opposed ... [read-more]
Metal Mining and Alaska's Economy: Alaska’s entire mining industry produced $3.4 billion in 2013, about 6.5% of the Gross State Product. Mining (of all types) was the 5th largest industry in the state economy, after petroleum, government, fishing, and tourism/recreation. Metal Mine Economic Facts: Starred (*) items include ... [read-more]
Mine Tailings: Basic Mining Terminology: An overview of basic mining terms and where various components of a mineral deposit end up. FULL FIGURE Mine tailings are the ore waste of mines, and are typically a mud-like material.Worldwide, the storage and handling of ... [read-more]
Mining Claims Near Pebble: Our Pebble Articles Overview Block Caving Water Management Nearby Mining Claims Keystone Dialogue Perpetual Maintenance Tailings Storage Alternative Tailings Storage Opposition Powering Pebble Earthquake Risks  BackgroundThe controversial Pebble Mine prospect has provoked a large amount of press within Alaska due ... [read-more]
Mining Taxes and Revenue in Alaska: (see also our companion article "Coal Taxes, Rents, and Royalties")SummaryAlaska's mineral industry was worth almost $3 billion in 2009, but paid less than 2% to state and local governments, counting all forms of taxes, fees, and royalties.  Taxes on other ... [read-more]
Mt. Spurr Geothermal: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Summary The proposed ... [read-more]
Nanushuk Coal Prospect: Nanushuk coal GET PHOTO Coal seams outcrop on the Kukpowruk River SummaryIn 2010, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) began working on approval for preliminary coal prospecting permits within the Nanushuk Group north of the Brooks Range.  Covering 116,000 ... [read-more]
Natural Gas in Cook Inlet: datamooseCallbacks_NjZLB9qOkc4Q.push(function(datamooseIframe){ $("#DatamooseDescriptionWrapper-data-output-embed-131-NjZLB9qOkc4Q").css('display','block') $("#DatamooseDescriptionWrapper-data-output-embed-131-NjZLB9qOkc4Q").width(datamooseIframe.style.width) }); Cook Inlet Natural Gas Production and Export: Production and Exports of Natural Gas in Cook Inlet (1958-2010) FULL FIGURE SummaryThe natural gas produced in Cook Inlet is the primary source of energy and heat for the ... [read-more]
Niblack Gold Prospect: SummaryThe Niblack Project is a copper-zinc-gold-silver deposit located on Prince of Wales Island, about 30 miles southwest of Ketchikan.  The current "indicated resource" consists of 2.6 million tons of ore, composed of 1.18% copper, 2.19% zinc 2.33 g/t gold, and ... [read-more]
Nixon Fork Gold Mine: SummaryNixon Fork is a small, previously developed, gold and copper mine in Interior Alaska, which re-opened in July 2011 and then suspended operations in June 2013.  Operators hoped to produce another 100,000-150,000 ounces of gold over the course of 3-5 ... [read-more]
Non-Renewable Energy in Alaska: (NOTE:  This article was written in 2010 and is no longer maintained since most of the information has been superseded by newer articles/sections of the website.  Click the following links for Oil/Gas, Coal, or Coalbed Methane)Alaska is famous for oil, ... [read-more]
Oil Tax Credits: What are they, and why are they a problem?: Executive Summary Historically, one of the primary ways the state gets revenue from oil production has been the Oil Production Tax (the other is royalties). The current version of the production tax involves large cash payments to oil companies. These ... [read-more]
Opposition to Coal in Alaska: Chuitna Coal Mine Chuitna Citizens Coalition Cook Inletkeeper Trustees for Alaska Wishbone Hill Coal Mine Matanuska Valley Coalition Castle Mountain Coalition Chickaloon Native Village Coal Power in Alaska GVEA Ratepayers Alliance HEA Members Forum MEA Ratepayers Alliance Coal to Liquid ... [read-more]
Opposition to Pebble: Our Pebble Articles Overview Block Caving Water Management Nearby Mining Claims Keystone Dialogue Perpetual Maintenance Tailings Storage Alternative Tailings Storage Opposition Powering Pebble Earthquake Risks Elders meet GET PHOTO Native elders from Nondalton and Dillingham discuss areas where they hunt ... [read-more]
Pebble Alternative Tailings Storage Options: Our Pebble Articles Overview Block Caving Water Management Nearby Mining Claims Keystone Dialogue Perpetual Maintenance Tailings Storage Alternative Tailings Storage Opposition Powering Pebble Earthquake Risks At the proposed Pebble Mine, the mine developer intends to store the mine’s sulfide mine ... [read-more]
Pebble and Perpetuity: Our Pebble Articles Overview Block Caving Water Management Nearby Mining Claims Keystone Dialogue Perpetual Maintenance Tailings Storage Alternative Tailings Storage Opposition Powering Pebble Earthquake Risks The life of a mine doesn’t end when the metal is gone. The primary environmental ... [read-more]
Pebble Mine (Copper/Gold Prospect): Our Pebble Articles Overview Block Caving Water Management Nearby Mining Claims Keystone Dialogue Perpetual Maintenance Tailings Storage Alternative Tailings Storage Opposition Powering Pebble Earthquake Risks Summary If built, the proposed Pebble Mine would be North America's largest gold and copper ... [read-more]
Pebble Tailings Management: Our Pebble Articles Overview Block Caving Water Management Nearby Mining Claims Keystone Dialogue Perpetual Maintenance Tailings Storage Alternative Tailings Storage Opposition Powering Pebble Earthquake Risks The proposed Pebble Mine could produce up to 10.7 billion tons of tailings, a mud ... [read-more]
Pogo Gold Mine: Pogo Mine aerial view GET PHOTO Aerial view of the Pogo Mine source: Copyright held by photographer SummaryThe Pogo Mine is a large gold mine located in Interior Alaska, which produces around 400,000 ounces of gold per year.  This mine is ... [read-more]
Port MacKenzie Rail Extension: Summary The Matanuska-Susitna Borough is building a 32-mile rail extension that would link Port MacKenzie to the existing rail system in Alaska.   With state funding, the project could was originally due to be completed in 2014 at a capital ... [read-more]
Potential CO2 Emissions of the Susitna-Beluga Coalfield: The Susitna-Beluga Coal Leases The Susitna-Beluga coal field is a large coal field located on the west side of Cook Inlet.  The mining company PacRim holds leases in Susitna-Beluga, and has proposed a massive coal mine dubbed the Chuitna Coal Project ... [read-more]
Powering Large Mines in Alaska: Power in AK GET PHOTO Electrical intertie near Healy, AK Background: Powering MinesMines are enormous consumers of power, and are often a driving force for adding new electrical generation capacity and fuel-transportation infrastructure to their local areas.  Mining energy demand ... [read-more]
Powering Pebble: Our Pebble Articles Overview Block Caving Water Management Nearby Mining Claims Keystone Dialogue Perpetual Maintenance Tailings Storage Alternative Tailings Storage Opposition Powering Pebble Earthquake Risks Far from the Rail-belt GET PHOTO Alaska's main electric grid, commonly called the 'rail belt,' ... [read-more]
Project Chariot: No harbor here GET PHOTO Project Charriot would have created an industrial harbor here by detonating underground nuclear bombs. In the late 1950s, the US Atomic Energy Commission initiated a plan called "Operation Plowshare", which sought to find peaceful uses ... [read-more]
Queen Chrome/Red Mountain Mine: Summary Mine shaft GET PHOTO Until prices tanked in the 1950s, Chrome was mined here. The Queen Chrome Mine (often called "Red Mountain Mine") operated on Red Mountain near the town of Seldovia from 1942-1944 and again from 1952-1957.  The ... [read-more]
Railbelt Electrical Grid: Your browser does not support iframes. Railbelt Railbelt power grid. Red is the extent of connected transmission lines. Blue pips are power plants. The term "Railbelt" refers to either the broad geographical area serviced by the Alaska Railroad, or the ... [read-more]
Red Devil Mercury Mine: BackgroundThe Red Devil Mine extracted cinnabar that was processed into mercury on-site sporadically from 1933 to 1971.  It was located in southwestern Alaska near the site of the proposed Donlin Creek Mine.  It produced a total of 2.7 million pounds ... [read-more]
Red Dog Mine: Outline Summary History and Geology Mining Techniques and Waste Disposal Aqqaluk Project Employment and Revenue Sharing Environmental Concerns Latest News Summary The Red Dog Mine is a zinc and lead mine in northern Alaska, located about 80 miles north of ... [read-more]
Road to Umiat: SummaryThe Road to Umiat (officially known as the Foothills West Transportation Access Project) is a proposed 100-mile road from the Dalton Highway to the outpost of Umiat in the North Slope Borough.  The goal of the $400 million project is ... [read-more]
Rock Creek Gold Mine: SummaryThe Rock Creek Gold mine operated near Nome in Western Alaska for only two months in 2008 before shutting down due to a combination of mechanical, environmental, and financing issues.  The mine is currently owned by the Bering Straits Native ... [read-more]
Ross Adams Uranium Mine: Background Ross Adams Uranium Mine GET PHOTO USGS photo from the 1960's source: Public Domain The Ross Adams Mine operated sporadically from 1957 to 1971. The only commercial uranium mine in Alaskan history, the mine produced around 1.3 million pounds of ... [read-more]
Salmon: (Author's Note:  This article was written in 2007 by Erin McKittrick as part of our preparation for the Journey on the Wild Coast.  For up to date and more neutral articles on a variety of natural resource issues in Alaska ... [read-more]
Salt Chuck Mine: SummaryThe Salt Chuck Mine operated as copper-palladium-gold-silver mine from around 1916 to 1941. Located on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska, the site has a significant problem with acid mine drainage and is on the EPA National Superfund priority ... [read-more]
Seward Coal Terminal:    Loading coal GET PHOTO A worker stands in a plume of coal dust, as coal pours into a ship at the Seward port. The Seward Coal Loading Facility, referred to as the Seward Coal Terminal, was built in 1984 ... [read-more]
Stone Horn Ridge Underground Coal Gasification (CIRI UCG): Background Marsh meander GET PHOTO Land within the CIRI UCG lease On October 9th, 2009 the Cook Inlet Region Inc (CIRI) native corporation announced plans to build a 100 MW Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) plant on the west side of ... [read-more]
Subsistence: SummaryThe subsistence harvest of wild resources is important to the livelihood and culture of many Alaskans, both Native and non-Native.  Subsistence harvests of fish and game represent a significant portion of the diet in rural Alaska, and are managed with ... [read-more]
Sulfolane Contamination in Alaska: Summary Sulfolane, an industrial solvent used in the production of gasoline, has been detected since 2000 in groundwater located near the North Pole oil refinery, with the sulfolane slowly spreading outside the refinery boundaries.  In 2009 sulfolane was discovered in ... [read-more]
Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Summary If built, ... [read-more]
Tangle Lakes/MAN Prospect: Summary Tangle Lakes Area GET PHOTO A river in the Tangle Lakes Area source: Copyright held by photographer The MAN project (also known as the Tangle Lakes project) is a large collection of nickel-copper-platinum mining leases spread over 173,000 acres of ... [read-more]
The History and Fate of Fountain Stream: Related Content Life on Ice Journey - main pageMelting by the Maps - an exploration of change and erosion near Fountain Stream from 1890 to 2011 Glacier Retreat in Alaska Global Warming in Alaska - overview Adventures in a Warming ... [read-more]
Tidal Power in Cook Inlet: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Summary With their ... [read-more]
Tyonek Coal-to-Liquids (CTL): SummaryIn October 2010, the Tyonek Native Corporation (TNC) announced that they had signed an agreement with a technology company called Accelergy to develop a coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant on Tyonek land.  This facility would produce aviation fuel as well as gasoline ... [read-more]
Unconventional Oil and Gas in Alaska: North Slope Pipelines GET PHOTO Pipelines crossing tundra west of Prudhoe Bay in Alaska's Arctic. source: Public Domain Nearly all known unconventional petroleum in Alaska is located on the North Slope.  Although most of Alaska’s petroleum reserves are "conventional fields," where ... [read-more]
Upper Kobuk Mineral Project (formerly "Ambler Prospect"): SummaryThe Upper Kobuk Mineral Project seeks to develop large and remote copper/zinc/gold/silver deposits in the northwestern Arctic.  NovaCopper currently proposes to build a major open pit, truck-and-shovel mine at the prospect.Exploration of the prospect has focused on two areas, the ... [read-more]
Usibelli Coal Mines: In 1943, Usibelli Coal Mine Inc. was founded by Emil Usibelli in order to provide coal to the precursor of Fort Wainwright. The mines that Usibelli operates take advantage of abundant subbituminous coal near the surface in the Healy area, ... [read-more]
Water Management at Pebble Mine: Our Pebble Articles Overview Block Caving Water Management Nearby Mining Claims Keystone Dialogue Perpetual Maintenance Tailings Storage Alternative Tailings Storage Opposition Powering Pebble Earthquake Risks (Author's Note:  Much of the information about hydrology and water quality at the Pebble Mine ... [read-more]
Whistler Gold/Silver/Copper Prospect: SummaryThe Whistler gold/silver/copper prospect is located on the Skwentna River, about 100 miles northwest of Anchorage.  The current official resource estimate (a sum of the indicated plus inferred resource) is around 3 million ounces of gold, 13 million ounces of ... [read-more]
Wildfire in Alaska: Fire Distribution Fire Ecology Size of Alaska Fires Insect Infestations Fire and Weather Intensity of Burning Acreage Burned Climate Change Conclusion Fire is not a problem to be solved in Alaska, but a natural process to be managed.  However, dramatic ... [read-more]
Wishbone Hill Coal Mine: Background The Wishbone Hill Mine is a proposed coal mine in the Matanuska Valley approximately 5 miles west of downtown Sutton, AK. The site is on the border of the Sutton/Alpine and Buffalo/Soapstone Community Council boundaries and is within a ... [read-more]
Yakutat Forelands Prospects: (In early 2011 these claims were all forfeited and the land is once again owned by the BLM.  No further exploration is taking place at either of these prospects)SummarySoutheast of Yakutat, AK, two adjacent blocks of mining claims were under ... [read-more]
Yakutat Wave Energy Project: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Background Yakutat, Alaska, ... [read-more]
Alaska Coal: Background on Coal Benefits of Coal Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) Coalbed Methane Coal Combustion Methods Coal Combustion Wastes Coal Fires Coal Impacts Coal Mine Reclamation Coal MiningCoal Power is Not Cheap Power (Report) Coal Terminology: Resource and Reserve Coal ... [read-more]
Alaska Fisheries: Fisheries Articles Bristol Bay Fisheries Herring Fishery in Alaska Salmon in the Pacific NorthwestClimate Change and Alaska FisheriesKenai Peninsula Anadromous Streams OrdinanceCan Two Wrongs Make a Right?  Mercury and Selenium in Fish Subsistence, commercial, and sport fishing are integral to ... [read-more]
Alaska Metals Mining: Background on Mining Acid Mine Drainage Gold Cyanidation Gold Mining Methods Mine Tailings Mining Taxes and Revenue in AK Perpetual Waste Storage Powering Large Mines in AK Rare Earth Elements (REEs)Alaska's Economy & Metal Mining Active Mines in Alaska Fort ... [read-more]
Alaska Oil and Gas:   Oil and Gas Articles Benefits and Risks of Massive Hydraulic FracturingChukchi Sea Oil and Gas DevelopmentCoalbed MethaneDrift River Oil TerminalExxon Valdez Oil SpillHydrofracking in AlaskaNatural Gas in Cook InletNorthern Gateway Pipeline Project (Canada)Oil Degradation in the SeaSulfolane Contamination in AlaskaUnconventional ... [read-more]
Climate Change in Alaska: ArticlesClimate Change on the Northern Pacific CoastGlacier Retreat in AlaskaOcean AcidificationClimate Change and Alaska FisheriesThe History and Fate of Fountain StreamEssaysAs the Beaches Wash Away - Global Warming and Coastal ErosionRelated JourneysLife on IceChukchi Sea at Toddler SpeedThe Dead and ... [read-more]
Forestry:   Forestry Articles Forestry Management in AlaskaLogging in the TongassLoss-Selling in AlaskaTemperate Rainforests of the Northern Pacific CoastWildfire in Alaska Alaska includes over 126 million acres of forests.  The majority (90%) of this acreage is part of the circumpolar boreal ... [read-more]
Infrastructure in Alaska: Infrastructure Articles Drift River Oil TerminalAlaska RailroadPort MacKenzie Rail ExtensionPowering Large Mines in AK Project ChariotRailbelt Electrical Grid Road to UmiatSeward Coal Terminal At 663,000 square miles, Alaska is by far both the largest and least densely populated state in ... [read-more]
Other Issues: The primary goal of our website is to provide accurate, up-to-date information on natural resource issues, with a particular focus on Alaska.  Currently we have sections with detailed articles on Coal and Metals Mining.  We are currently working on developing ... [read-more]
Renewable Energy in Alaska: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Alaska is rich ... [read-more]

Journeys tagged Alaska

Into the Storms - Excerpt from A Long Trek Home: Surf crashes against boulders on the Lost Coast. Excerpt from the beginning of Chapter 88. INTO THE STORMS Erin: “I have never felt so intrepid.  And I have never been so incredibly sandy.”   BROWN LUMPS SPECKLED the shores of ... [read-more]
Planned Alaska route: Author's Note (2010): This article was researched and written in 2007 as part of the preparation for our year-long Journey on the Wild Coast.  This map outlines a portion of our proposed route (which we more-or-less followed) and the text ... [read-more]
Ring of Fire: Alpacka Gnu and trailer GET PHOTO Kim and I will be using a two person Gnu packraft and a trailer to carry our bikes on our Ring of Fire expedition.  Between South East Alaska and South Central Alaska lies the ... [read-more]
The Dead and the Dying: A trip through the glaciers of Tutka Valley originally posted to the Ground Truth Trekking blog on September 13 2009  Last winter's meager snowfall was followed by volcanic ash, then a warm sunny spring, melting the mountains back to bare ... [read-more]
Where the Heck is Donlin?. The adventure continues.: Bjorn and Kim Press release 2012 GET PHOTO Skwentna  Chapter three: The Adventure ContinuesWhere the Heck is Donlin? the film; is an ongoing project about the proposed Donlin Gold Mine and a pair of Alaskan adventurers who travel through the ... [read-more]
Alaska Coal Country: 2010 has been our year of coal. Through winter and spring, we wrote articles full of esoteric details on all the coal projects and prospects in Alaska. Alaska might have as much as 10% of the world's coal - most ... [read-more]
Circling the Sound: This essay was written by Bjorn Olson and Kim McNett describing their circumnavigation of Prince William Sound in the summer of 2010 Your browser does not support iframes. Our Route Background      In the summer of 2010, Kim and I ... [read-more]
Close Encounter with a Grizzly Bear: An essay by Mike Borden “What followed was utter disbelief. We stood there wide eyed as we each processed what had just happened.” Exhausted and relieved, we pulled our kayaks ashore.  Over the better part of the last two days, ... [read-more]
Life On Ice: Sept. 15 2011 to Nov. 15 2011 - The edge of Malaspina Glacier Pull a load over the gravel-strewn ice in a packraft-unicycle-cart. Sing the 700th verse of Old MacDonald to the toddler on my back. Photograph the sunrise on ... [read-more]
Where the heck is Donlin?: (This journey was undertaken by Bjorn Olson and Kim McNett, with the support of Ground Truth Trekking in Winter and Spring 2011.  See the movie page for the status of the documentary)StatusCompleted in June 2011, with a documentary still to ... [read-more]

Photos tagged Alaska

Great Horned Owl on Coal
Great Horned Owl on Coal
Poker Flats reclamation
Failed culvert
Usibelli Reclamation
Gold Run Pass coal mine
Usibelli Reclamation
Usibelli Reclamation
Poker flats reclamation
Moose tracks in settling pond
Regraded, tilled, replanted
Usibelli Reclamation
Cripple Creek Mine?
Gold Run Pass coal mine
Alaska minescape
Overburden pile at Gold Run Pass Mine
Patch of fire
Ace in the Hole
Summer contrast
Sandstone  bluffs with coal seams
Front lines
Usibelli Coal Strata
Gold Run Pass coal mine
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Cracking bark
Overburden pile at Gold Run Pass Mine
Two Bull Ridge coal mine
Alaska minescape
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Coal seams on upper Lignite Creek
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Usibelli Coal Strata
Usibelli Coal Erosion
Fireweed sprouting from burned moss
Black sticks, blue sky
Gold Run Pass coal mine
Two Bull Ridge coal mine
Ace in the Hole
Two Bull Ridge coal mine
Two Bull Ridge coal mine
Lupine sprouting
Two Bull Ridge coal mine
Gold Run Pass coal mine
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Walking the fire line
Burned burls
Scorched gravel
Trash thermometer
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Like sculptures of branches
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Overburden pile at Gold Run Pass Mine
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Burned trees
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Ace in the Hole
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Road washout
Seared forest
Gold Run Pass coal mine
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Forest painted by fire
Coal Bluff
Fire line, but no fire
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Gold Run Pass coal mine
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Natural coal fired rock
Two Bull Ridge coal mine
Lingering fire traces
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Energy frontier
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Skeletal spruce
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Regraded, tilled, replanted
Active coal mining at Two Bull Ridge
Burned stump
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Forest painted by fire
Gold Run Pass coal mine
Fire line
Mine wall
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Coal from road building
Fire overview
Burned hollow
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Coal Seam in Alaska
Mine wall
Above, but not enough
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Photographing coal
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Coal mine road
Shadows and ash
Only poles remain
Scorched hill
Coal mud
Like fall, from fire
Black, red, green
Active coal mining at Two Bull Ridge
Cutting along the fire line
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Two Bull Ridge coal mine
Alone after fire
Lupine after fire
Gold Run Pass coal mine
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Usibelli Loop photos (camera B)
Keep out?
Katmai clambers on coal
Sea Arch
Eelgrass
Ancient Shorelines
Kamishak fault hunt 2010
Andrew and Augustine
Kamishak fault hunt 2010
Kamishak fault hunt 2010
Chuitna journey
Chuitna journey
Chuitna journey
Chuitna journey
Chuitna journey
Chuitna journey
Chuitna journey
Chuitna journey
Cape Lisburne to Pt. Hope
Cape Lisburne to Pt. Hope
Cape Lisburne to Pt. Hope
Cape Lisburne to Pt. Hope
Cape Lisburne to Pt. Hope
Cape Lisburne to Pt. Hope
Cape Lisburne to Pt. Hope
Cape Lisburne to Pt. Hope
Cape Lisburne to Pt. Hope
Kivalina school
Sunrise over camp
Picking cloudberries with dad
Fog at Sadie Cove
Fog at Sadie Cove
Fog at Sadie Cove
Fog at Sadie Cove
Misty dawn
Above sea level
Fall bearberries
Dog salmon mouldering
Easy trekking
Moist sunlight
Calm river
Lingonberries
Raven Row
Agashashok confluence
Noatak to Kotzebue
Sunny paddle
Muskoxen
River bear
Departing Noatak
Noatak to Kotzebue
Sticks for the River
Katmai paddles
Noatak to Kotzebue
Migratory stopover
Noatak to Kotzebue
Ashore
Red Dog to Kotzebue
Mom and Katmai
Fall colors near Red Dog
Katmai on Moose trail
Fall colors near Red Dog
Fall colors near Red Dog
Painted mountains
Fall colors near Red Dog
Katmai warms his hands
Letter 'D'
Lower Noatak photos
Waiting area
Big shoes
Picking berries
Spear hunter
Getting on board
Katmai
Katmai sized beach
Momma is pregnant again
Beach peas
On the moose trail
Getting on board
Happily dirty
Fun with headphones
Katmai sized beach
Crossing finished
Blueberries
Wet day
Diaper change
Warming hands
"Helping Hands"
Setting camp
Toddler explorer
Bundled up for rain
Muskox
Muskox
Muskox
Muskox
Muskox
Muskox
Muskox
Muskox
Muskox
Muskox
Muskox
Muskox
Muskox
Red Dog Mine
In the tube
Red Dog port
Culvert
In the tube
Red Dog tailings
Road for zinc
Red Dog Mine
Road for zinc
Barging zinc
In the tube
Red Dog tailings
Road for zinc
Road for zinc
Red Dog Mine
Road for zinc
In the tube
Road for zinc
Red Dog port
In the tube
Quarry road
Red Dog Mine
Fall tundra valley
Read carefully
In the tube
Zinc storehouses
Lik Prospect camp
Brooks Range
Lik Deposit
Crash debris
Lik Prospect
Lik Prospect
Lik Prospect
Alaska State Flower
Tundra species
Workhorse
A portrait
Weatherbeaten
At home
Rare relative
Foundation
Sinkhole
Melting Arctic
Storm battered Chukchi coast
Permafrost melting
Melting Arctic
Melting Arctic
Melting Arctic
Melting Arctic
Melting Arctic
Melting Arctic
Melting Arctic
Wearing down the beach
Melting Arctic
Melting Arctic
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Dunlin Sandpipers
Birds
Birds
Dunlin Sandpipers
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Northern Shrike?
Puffin
Cape Lisburne
Cape Lisburne beach
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Northern Shrike?
Vertical coast
Birds
Puffins
Male Harlequins
Birds
Birds
Birds
Dunlin Sandpipers
Seagull and chick
Birds
Birds
Birds
Murre launch
Birds
Birds
Birds
Northern Shrike?
Birds
Rookery coast
Cape Thompson
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Rookery coast
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Chukchi coast bird rookery
Birds
Birds
Arctic Raven
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Gear Photos
Gear Photos
Gear Photos
Gear Photos
Through bushes
Gear Photos
Gear Photos
Gear Photos
Gear Photos
Gear Photos
Gear Photos
No sun hat
Wind shelter
Gear Photos
Gear Photos
Shelf camp
Moist sunlight
Gear Photos
Too much
Gear Photos
GPS
Morning sun on our shelter
Gear Photos
Resupply
Dawn on tent
Alaska Marmot (Marmota broweri)
Alaska Marmot (Marmota broweri)
Mammals
Mammals
Mammals
Mammals
Bear traffic
Mammals
Mammals
Mammals
River bear
Mammals
Sheep climbing
Mammals
Mammals
Bear, stones
Mammals
Mammals
Fillet
Ready to go
Lifting
Little fish
Catch and release
Out of the boat
Baiting hooks
Filleting
Is anything on?
The big one
The big one
Big Halibut
Let it go
Meal sized
Filleting
That's big
It's bloody
Arctic Coal
Gathering coal
Nanushuk coal
Arctic Coal
Arctic Coal
Berries
Berries
Berries
Blueberries
Cloudberries
Berries
Berries
Berries
Berries
Berries
Berries
Berries
Berries
Berries
Berries
Cloudberry picking
Berries
Blueberries
Berries
Berries
Bone midden
Bowhead skull
Full curl
Skull suture
Smooth bones, smooth stones
Sandblasted
Disk
Driftbones
Skeletal bear paw
Caribou
Bones
New growth
Whale, deflating
Cross-section
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Spreading cottonwoods
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Noatak River
Twining colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall tundra
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Tundra textures
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Evening's sunlight
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Noatak River
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Blending in
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Forest and Tundra
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
Fall colors
The Packhoese
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
A dark stripe in a green land
Coal along Emma Creek
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Coal truck
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Posing in raingear
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Alaska Coal
Jumbo Dome road
Usibelli Loop
Big tire
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Ace in the Hole
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Coal-fired plant
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Healy Clean Coal Plant
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
A history of fire
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Sunny camp
Rainbow over coal
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Two Bull Ridge coal mine
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Remote coal
Usibelli Loop
Two Bull Ridge coal mine
Power in AK
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Katmai climbing a ridge
Usibelli Loop
Gold Run Pass coal mine
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Two Bull Ridge coal mine
Usibelli Loop
Tread
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Toddling a remote track
Heat
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Model of Ace in the Hole
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Coal truck
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Coal truck
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Usibelli Loop
Bjorn and Spear
A View of Tustumena Lake
Our Fiberglass Steed
Wielding Bear Spray
Band of Quartz
Sunset over Homer
Sunset behind Mount Redoubt
Bear Print in Camp
Reflections
Driftwood and the Lake
A Break from Paddling
Tustumena Glacier
Panoramas
Panoramas
Panoramas
Rolling hills cut by ocean
Panoramas
Panoramas
Chukchi coast
Panoramas
Industrial outpost
On our own
Ancient grave
Climb
Lagoon
Barrier spit
Point Hope
Remote cabin
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Outfitted for rafting
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River as highway
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Mist on marshes
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Qikiqtagruq
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Andrew Mattox
Andrew Mattox
Andrew Mattox
Kivalina seawall
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Kivalina sea wall
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No harbor here
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Fossil Fuel lives
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Neoprene booties
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Kivalina construction
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Chukchi coast
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Into the dawn mist
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Baby-carrying wrap
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Surf is up
Hartley Bay
Douglas Channel
Rocky Coast
Douglas Channel
Tailings pond outfall
Hartley Bay
Mine road
Canadian Drum Seiner
Mining exploration
Long Trek Home
Tailings pond
Mining Equipment
Surf is up
Beach on Douglas Channel
Surf is up
Douglas Channel
Sample point
Paddling Douglas Channel
Douglas Channel
Long Trek Home
Hartley Bay
Broken Ground
Tram
Hartley Bay
Rusting remains
Long Trek Home
Home base
Ore storage
Wind and wheels
Noatak Village
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Cape Lisburne Radar
Cape Lisburne Radar
Cape Lisburne Radar
Cape Lisburne Radar
Cape Lisburne Radar
Cape Lisburne Radar
Cape Lisburne Radar
Cape Lisburne Radar
2010 photos
2010 photos
2010 photos
2010 photos
2010 photos
2010 photos
2010 photos
2010 photos
2010 photos
2010 photos
Fingerprints of wind
Coast walk
Coast walk
Natural Coal
Natural Coal
Natural Coal
Natural Coal
Natural coal fires
Natural coal fires
Gold Run Pass coal mine
Active coal mining at Two Bull Ridge
Two Bull Ridge coal mine
Mine vista
Mine traffic
Relict coal car
Coal truck
Two Bull Ridge coal mine
Two Bull Ridge coal mine
Mine vista
Coal truck
Coal tour
Active coal mining at Two Bull Ridge
Coal prospects
Coal prospects
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Ptarmigan
Pebble Prospect
Tailings area
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Mine Prospect Exploration
Pebble Prospect
Slurry discharge
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Slurry discharge
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Tailings area
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Pebble Prospect
Leg 3
Leg 3
Leg 3
Leg 3
Leg 3
Leg 3
Leg 3
Cooking with fire
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Leg 3
Leg 3
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Jonesville mine tailings reclamation
Jonesville coal mine
Jonesville coal mine
Jonesville mine tailings reclamation
DNR presentation
Jonesville coal tailings
Jonesville coal mine
Jonesville coal tailings
Jonesville coal mine
Mine-water settling pond
New mine there
DNR presentation
Jonesville coal mine
Tyonek Dock
Lingering Oil
Lingering Oil
Qayaqing in the P.W.S.
Qayaqing in the P.W.S.
Mt. St. Elias
Malaspina area
Sitkagi Lagoon
Tipsy trees
Foam tsunami
Icy Bay
Yakutat Bay terrace
Malaspina area
How big is that wave?
Calm crossing
Sitkagi Lagoon
Sitkagi Lagoon
Frosty Lost Coast morning
Sea lions basking
Riou Spit
Fall snow
Cold Sun over Disenchantment Bay
Crumbling coastline
Beach walk
Forest on ice
Ice spring
Malaspina area
Beatson Mine
Beatson Mine
Beatson Mine
Eagle
Vertibralistic
Moose dentition
Spiral horn
Musk ox and pile of antlers
Musk ox bike
Musk ox bike
Musk ox head
Power is out
Falling trees
Snow mist
Snow removal
Winter sunset
Heavy snow
Yurt in snowscape
Serpentine
Leftovers
Barren land
Ore loading station
Back door
Still water
Miner's token
Discarded cores
Explorer dog
Red Mountain Valley
Chromite
Mine shaft
Lake Iliamna terraces
Lake Iliamna terraces
Lake Iliamna terraces
Lake Iliamna terraces
Lake Iliamna terraces
Lake Iliamna terraces
Lake Iliamna terraces
Lake Iliamna terraces
Lake Iliamna terraces
Lake Iliamna terraces
Lake Iliamna terraces
Lake Iliamna terraces
Lake Iliamna terraces
Lake Iliamna terraces
Lake Iliamna terraces
Jagged Tutka ridge
River through boulders
Descending
Glacier stroll
Through mist
Glacier mists
Dew
Scree Glisade
Tutka forest
Tundra skeptic
Tiny glacier remnant
Grass portrait
Cave View
Gray ash, white snow
Eating rocks
Entertaining Katmai
Snow's edge
Nunatak
Niki climbing
Great Horned Owl on Coal
Chrome Bay Mine
Mt Spurr over Chuitna River
Rare stillness on the Matanuska
Shadows of spruce
Misty Homer beaches
Marked location
Bluff Point coal seam
Kushtaka Lake
Crossing icy tide flats
Frosty sunrise
Sunset on Coal Cove
Matanuska view
Eroding Matanuska bluffs
Sunrise on Kanak Island
Beluga residents
Katmai sliding!
Katmai and pregnant mom
Katmai sliding!
Katmai and pregnant mom
Katmai and pregnant mom
Katmai and pregnant mom
Katmai sliding!
Katmai and pregnant mom
Bristol Bay in spring
Winter at the Chuitna prospect
Frost, salt, and silence
Ribs, articulated
Lize
Vertebre
Coal and Mud
Fugitive Dust
Funny phone?
Easier to sit
Icy waves
Sunny and cold
Feeling pregnant?
Salt ice
Surf stones
Oil spots
Sunset
Wintry vacation
It sticks out
Fatbike photos
Bjorn and Kim
Fatbike photos
Fatbike photos
Fatbiking on snow
Erin and Katmai
Family portrait
Bishop's beach
Clay swirl
Clay swirl
Clay swirl
Portrait
Portrait
Girl on trampoline
PWS Bjorn and Kim
Dinner
PWS Bjorn and Kim
Kayaking through ice and fog.
Keep going
PWS Bjorn and Kim
Roll
PWS Bjorn and Kim
Gill Netter
From scratch
PWS Bjorn and Kim
Lean
PWS Bjorn and Kim
Trapped
Gulls outside of the Cordova boat harbor.
Over
PWS Bjorn and Kim
PWS Bjorn and Kim
Fire panorama
Surly Bike
Surly Bike
Surly Bike
Leftovers
Whaling festival "Kagruk"
Legacy
Portrait
Whaling
Charriot
Leftovers
Unnamed
Ogotoruk Creek
Cape Thompson
Graduating class
Mother and son
Whaling
Portrait
Graffiti
Sister and brother
Teaching of making a drum
Youth center
Young couple with their child
Katmai, young whaler with a backhoe
Katmai, young whaler
Katmai, young whaler
Katmai, young whaler
Katmai, young whaler
Navigation
Packrafting the Copper River Delta
Dry Bay Rainbow
Rare view of Mt. Fairweather
Lost Coast cobbles
Biking the Iditarod
Rainy Pass
Camping on the trail
Bluffs disintegrating
Morning rush
Ground Truth Trekking at work
Whistler Ice Road
Whistler Ice Road
Whistler Ice Road
Open Lead
Open Lead
Open Lead
North Fork Koktuli Open Lead
Open Lead
Open Lead
Open Lead
Open Lead
Open Lead
Open Lead
Things near home
Watching mom in the mirror
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Ice falls
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Cook Inlet Sunset
Cold day at the beach
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Who's that baby?
Things near home
Cook Inlet Sunset
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Things near home
Alaska State Ferry
Alien Spacecraft Landing
Moose Creek
Moose Creek
Moose Creek
Moose Creek
Moose Creek
Herring Roe
Strings of herring eggs
Herring Roe
Beaches covered with Herring Roe
Handful of Herring Roe
Herring Roe
Eelgrass with Herring Roe
Toddler plucking herring roe
Herring Roe
Forest of masts
Bubbly silt
Red Alder
Huckleberry buds
Devil's club
Sitka fishing boats
Forest creature in diapers
Dead whale
Sitka hatchery
Herring spawn
Mountain Hemlock
Arsenal of thorns
Moss
Downtown Sitka
Climb the log stairs
Lituya and Mom
Yellow Cedar
Sitka Alder
APC (Alaska Pulp Corporation) mill site
Return Carts Here
Bike rack tunnel
April Tour
Shore Pine
Herring spawn
Sitka
Narrow Path
Narrow Path
Narrow Path
Narrow Path
Narrow Path
Narrow Path
Narrow Path
Narrow Path
Narrow Path
Narrow Path
Narrow Path
Narrow Path
Narrow Path
Wind Generator
Wind Generator
Wind Generator
Bear tracks on the Lost Coast
Packrafting the Copper River Delta
Blueberries in rain
Iliamna over fog blanket
Iliamna sunset
Beach grass in the wind
Rainbow in the Rainforest
Tent in a lava flow panorama
Aleutian shore
Anemones
Sandlocked ship
Vertical imbrication
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Field Assistant
Fold and Thurst
Soft sediment deformation
Enthusiasm
Turnagain Arm
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Vertical imbrication
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Deformation overlain by rhythmites
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Disected ripples
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
Turnagain Tidal Bore
mosquito net sunset
Kuskokwim packraft
Kuskokwim packraft
Kuskokwim packraft
Kuskokwim packraft
Kuskokwim packraft
Kuskokwim packraft
Kuskokwim packraft
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Kuskokwim packraft
Eklutna Project
Nuka Aerial 2009
Nuka Aerial 2009
Nuka Aerial 2009
Logging on the edge
Nuka Aerial 2009
Barge
Wind turbines
Nuka Aerial 2009
Estuary
Basalt dikes
Clearcut on Afognak
Stream gully
Animal trails
Bruin Bay Pass
Nuka Aerial 2009
Nuka Aerial 2009
Pillar Mountain Wind Farm on Kodiak Island
Nakwakto Tidal Rapid
Jackup rig in Cook Inlet
Exploration rig entering Kachemak Bay
Exploration rig entering Kachemak Bay
Exploration rig entering Kachemak Bay
Sawfly (symphyta) eating blueberry leaves
Red Devil Mercury Mine
Erin's giant kohlrabi

Kenai Fjords in February

Kenai Fjords in February
Kenai Fjords in February
Kenai Fjords in February

Kenai Fjords in February
Kenai Fjords in February

Kenai Fjords in February
Kenai Fjords in February
Kenai Fjords in February
Kenai Fjords in February
Kenai Fjords in February

Kenai Fjords in February
Kenai Fjords in February

Kenai Fjords in February
Kenai Fjords in February

Kenai Fjords in February
Kenai Fjords in February
Kenai Fjords in February

Kenai Fjords in February
Kenai Fjords in February

Kenai Fjords in February
Kenai Fjords in February

Kenai Fjords in February
Kenai Fjords in February


Kenai Fjords in February

Kenai Fjords in February


Kenai Fjords in February
Kenai Fjords in February


Kenai Fjords in February
Kenai Fjords in February

Kenai Fjords in February
Kenai Fjords in February

Seward Peninsula
Upper Talarik Creek
Upper Talarik Creek
Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica)
Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus)
Upper Talarik Creek
Helicopter at Pebble Mine prospect
The hills near Pebble
Drill rig slurry pipe
Frying Pan Lake
Groundhog Mountain Thunderstorm
Drill slurry outfall onto tundra
Frying Pan Lake
Abandoned drill site
Beaver pond
Rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta)
Sixmile Lake and Nondalton
Blueberry tundra
Frying Pan Lake
Hazy sunset
Miners' equipment
Curious caribou
Dry creekbed
Ptarmigan flight
Frying Pan Lake
Pebble mine camp
Bog cranberries
Pebble mine camp
Sour dock
Crowberries
Frying Pan Lake panorama
Lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)
Mining claim stake
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Katmai Wildlife
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Photos
Dark forest
Oily Lake
Stranded ice bergs
Oil seep
Sitkagi
Ice camp
Unfortunate portage
Ice
Thin veneer of rocks on ice
An unfortunate soil for trees
Ice
Frazzle ice
Ice
New iceberg, and icy forest
Glacier vista
Dawn on Icebergs
"Glacier mouse"
Beasts of burden
Under the Ice
Into the Ice
Wildlife tracking
Tundra and Glacier
Among icebergs
Through a blue tunnel
Diapers on Ice
Iridescent stream
Tolerant cotton grass
Natural oil seep
Natural oil seep
Sheen
Natural oil seep
Tar print
Natural oil seep
Natural oil seep
Mousse sighting
Tolerant cotton grass
Ice cliff and forest
Melting cliff at Sitkagi Lagoon
Stranded tree on eroding beach
Flooded camp at Sitkagi Lagoon
Logs move out the entrance of Sitkagi Lagoon
A future river
Coastal Erosion at Malaspina Glacier
Waves crash at the entrance of Sitkagi Lagoon
A narrow fringe of trees
Dead edge of the forest
A new and growing lake.
Spruce roots trailing onto the beach
Buoy in the trees.
Tossed boulder
Forest Eroding at Malaspina Glacier
LNG Tanker
February packraft in Homer
February packraft in Homer
February packraft in Homer
February packraft in Homer

February packraft in Homer



















Fata Morgana
On top of the snow
The tracks of snowmachines
Weekly hike
Katmai in melt-smooth gully
Smoothie enjoyment
Toddling on snow
Sunset over Cook Inlet
Sunset over Cook Inlet
Snow biking
Sunset on icy clouds
Hiding out from the April sun
Smoothie enjoyment
Smoothie enjoyment
Kickstarter incentives
Kickstarter incentives
Kickstarter incentives
Natural gas tanker in Cook Inlet
Bethel
Bethel
Bethel
Bethel
Frosty beard
Callobius pictus spider
Lake Iliamna outcrop
Sand dike
Cross-cutting relationship
Mt. Saint Augustine
Sand volcano deposit
Candle ice
Unexplained lineations
Sand dikes and sills
Stream with large levees
Aerial view of outcrop
Cyroturbation
Lake Iliamna
Shore of Lake Iliamna
Galloping bears
Kvichak River
Unexplained lineations
Liquefaction evidence
Elevated beach scarp
Subglacial sediment deformation
Fox running
Cryoturbation
Soft sediment anticline
Andrew packing
Overseas Nikiski
Cryoturbation
Constructing an outcrop
Silty ventifacts
bare feet and bear feet
Cloudberry flower (Rubus chamaemorus)
Marsh, Sand and Forest
Mud cracks
Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)
Donlin Film Cover
Tundra in Infrared
Asexual reproduction
Oil drums leaking
Oil drums leaking
Oil drums leaking
Oil drums leaking
Oil drums leaking
Packrafting sea caves
Grace Ridge packrafting
Grace Ridge packrafting
Grace Ridge packrafting
Grace Ridge packrafting
Dryas seeds
Puffball in moss
Katmai on tundra
Denali photos
Lituya in the river flats
Playing on the trail
Denali photos
Denali photos
Poppy spider
Denali photos
Denali photos
Denali photos
Denali photos
Bee on River Beauty
Gentian
Pyrite weathering
Mount Denali
Dall sheep
Barrier beaches
Rising waters
Jago River delta
Aufeis on the Kongakut
Permafrost bluff
Permafrost protruding from beach
ShoreZone surveying
Rapid erosion
Barrier and Delta
Kaktovik, Alaska
Flycatcher
Arctic Tern divebombing
Skull Cliffs
Cracking bedrock
Arctic mushrooms
Eroding permafrost bluff
Arctic Row
Pigeon Gullemot chick
Sculpted peat
Gastropods and coal
Erosion control at Wainwright
Melting permafrost
Warm surf bashing permafrost
Muddy arctic storm waves
Melting oozing permafrost
Muddy storm waters
Native dancers
Rescue by 4-wheeler
Armored mud ball
Cape Lisburne fog
Lisburne Hills
Permafrost slump
Delta Glow
Buccaneer Jackup Rig in transit
Transport ship Kang Sheng Kou
Biking in the arctic
Ice overhang
Foraging caribou
Musk oxen on the move
Arctic industry
Arctic wildlife
Ice road truckers
Trans-Alaska Pipeline
Pump station
Biking the Brooks Range
Dalton Highway
Pump station #5
Wildlife in camp
Yukon River
Interior Alaska
Wind
Alaska Range
Mount Sanford
Valdez
Pipeline terminal
Acid Rock Drainage
Wild Revelations
Wild Revelations
Wild Revelations
Wild Revelations
Wild Revelations
Wild Revelations
Wild Revelations
Senecio pseudoarnica (Beach sunflower)
Sandstone boulders
Wet trail
Lungwort
Picnic by the creek
Fall mushrooms
Fly amanita (Amanita muscaria)
Fall sunset
Mushroom castle
Sunset on Augustine
Culvert failure
Exploring the washout
Buried vehicle
Sapwood
Big tree, tiny mushrooms
Washout
Red Mountain road washed out
Fog and Iliamna
Slide on Iliamna
Slide on Iliamna 2
Highbush cranberry (Viburnum edule)
Moth atop mushroom
Wood Fish Lake
Pig pile of berry picking kids
Moth on ferns
Kids playing in tundra
snail on coraline algae
Burrowing anemone
Gravel pit tower
Needle ice
Edge of frost
Frost crystals
Gras in frost
Frost and fireweed seed
Sultana & Denail
Moth entombed in frost
Lituya in sock mittens
Incredible frost-scape
Giant frost crystals
Katmai and Michael
Lituya in frost
Moth
Moth
Bruce Spanworm (Operophtera bruceata) on Alder
Alder defoliation
Alder and spruce
Cruise ship pollution
Packed harbor
Firing up engines
In Port
Cruise ship pollution
Seldovia valley
Avak River
Connected to the Ocean
Fresh wood
Storm waves
Storm waves in sunlight
Waves breaking on iceberg
Fishing and coal
Deep snow
Path through deep snow
Christmas
Peat shorelines
Eastern Sitkalidak Island
Partition Cove and McDonald Lagoon
Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach
Stream mouth at Ocean Beach
Ocean Bay
Black Tail Deer
Surf on Refuge Rock
Location of Shell Rig
Mom and Katmai
Kids on the lake
Snow pocks
Parka on the beach
Sun on snow
Frozen stream on the beach
Frost rose
Pre-schooler bouldering
Spruce and frost
Lituya Booties
Running laps
Sandstone
Native fish trap
View from a cave
Kid on Beach
Cobble ridge
Kids in a Cave
Throwing rocks
White Alice radar dishes
Amakdedori Beach
Icy Stream
Surf and foam
Forward sometimes
Winter cranberries
Play in the snow
Katmai running
Blue Sky, Winter Day
Ice tassels
Found toys
Sea Otter Skeleton
Photo fun
Profit Beach
Above Ocean
Elders meet
Floating Islands in Fire
Balancing the Ball
Sunset Ship
Sunset and Volcano
Dusk on Cook Inlet
Nearly Hidden
Damaged Kulluk ready for transport
Xiang Rui Kou transporting Kulluk
Xiang Rui Kou
Self-pruning tree
Big waves at Seldovia Point
Storm and ice fog
Waves on Outside Beach
Snow berg
Storm waves over snow
Crashing storm waves
Katmai looking at a rock
Big frost
Heading for the Laura S.
Laura S in Dogfish Bay
Ice falls on Dogfish Bay
Scrambling over boulders
Katmai runs ahead
Looking out at the waves
Obstacles in the forest
Our tent on Johnson Creek Beach
Katmai and Lituya playing in the rocks
Katmai pointing out a fossil of a snail
Coral fossil?
Icy tracks
Tsunami buoy
Katmai looks out over the ocean
Lituya riding a "wood Apatosaurus"
A non-paddling day
Lichen in an icy forest
Jerry and Pauline Deimas
Nanwalek Store
Nanwalek
Coralline algae
Jackup rig in Port Graham
Tidepool near Nanwalek
Tidepool between Port Graham and Seldovia
Coal Cove
Hig and Katmai beneath a rock nose
Coal and Mud
Homer beaches
Icy waterfall
Shell beach
Shell beach
Katmai running
Skeletal starfish
Lituya on a Shell Beach
Lituya
Packraft napping
Homey Shipwreck
Beach from Above
Dead shark
Cave fire
Examining Moose-poop
Cold coast
Cold sky
Tucked in
Stark and cold
Racing the tide
Tertiary fault
Katmai leading
Extra Tuffs
Eagle with squid
Walking rocky coast
Algae
Lituya on an Erratic
Lituya beach trekking
Stormy sky, dead trees
Bluffs
Ice pans
Katmai on Cook Inlet
Lituya eating spagetti
Snack time
Beach mud
Walking the beach
Cook Inlet sunset
Redoubt over rough water
Surf and Ice
Control the Beach
Checking out the river mouth
Paddling along K-Beach
Packrafting
Erosion control structures
Civilized food
Packing resupplies
Visitor on the beach
Melting shore ice
Watching geese
Exit to thin air
LNG Dock
Collecting water sample
Katmai and scrap metal
Beach artifacts
Beluga and oil rig
Trail running
1964 Earthquake evidence
Random encounters
Drifting on Turnagain
Coyote tracks
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Close to bears
Water sample
Layered Turnagain Mud
Eroding ghost forest
Silty sand sieve deposits
Mystery tracks
Buccaneer Rig
Oil and Gas exploration on Cook Inlet
Seaweed driftline
Visiting the poultry
Atop an erratic
Walking on mud flats
Stream at sunset
Muddy shore
Muddy ice floes
Waiting for water
Chickaloon Bay
Small slough
Fast and smooth
Liquefaction dance
Testing the mud
Muddy rocks
Anchorage trekking
Avoiding the noisy road
Glacier Creek
Water sample at Twentymile
Sculpin
Sea Mouse (Aphrodita)
Hairy Triton (Fusitriton oregonensis)
Hairy Chiton (Mopalia)
Dunce-Cap Limpet (Acmaea mitra)
Striped Sun Star (Solaster stimpsoni)
Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)
Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)
Opalescent Nudibranch (Hermissenda crassicornis)
Black Leather Chiton (Katherina tunicata)
Tutka Bay Seiner
Tutka Bay Seiner
Kim in the Kenai Current
Dipnetter coordination
6:00 AM opener
Subsistence and Commercial Fishery
Sockeyes
Throngs of dipnetters
Haul
Sandy salmon ready to be processed
Frosty mud cracks
Dirty kid, dirty lens
Tide in sand castle
Log leaping
Mud Play
Building lost in the flats
Anchorage skyline
Lituya on log
Anchorage Hillside
Sunset on the Susitna Flats
Journal writing
Nap boat
Packrafting the Susitna Delta
Sandbar on the Susitna Delta
Waiting for the tide
Walking the flats
Startled birds
Sandhill Cranes
Moon over Fire Island wind farm
Sunset on a slough
Flotsam
Baby seal swimming
Baby seal warmiing up
Mud wading
Raft towing in the flats
Kids on Driftwood
Sunset on the Susitna Flats
Muddy slough
Mud rapids
Beluga picnic
Dock by Tyonek
Fish cutting
Fishing nets
Birds and oil rigs
Setnetters near oil rigs
Headed home
Drift River Oil Terminal
Marmot on Sea Cliff
Hoary Marmot at Amakdedulia
Hoary Marmot pup
Hoary Marmot pups at Amakdedulia
Hoary Marmot posing
Hoary marmot watching us
Marmot looking up
Hoary Marmot on Sea Cliff
Ruffled water
Campsite near Iliamna Bay
Campsite near Ursus Cove
Driftwood on a lake
Packrafting along Fortification Bluffs
In front of Mt. Douglas
Shaggy Mouse Nudibranch
Holding a butterfly crab
Red Octopus
Heart Crab
Christmas Anemone
Oil Rigs in glassy seas
Erin paddling past an oil rig
Shirleyville and mountains
Mud sled
Packraft track
Mud monster
Kids in mist and mud
Oil Rigs off of Trading Bay
Mudflats and Redoubt
Oil rigs and mudflats
Sunset slough
Oil Rig beyond the slough
Rafting towards misty oil rig
Oil rigs off Trading Bay
Monopod and mud
Mudsledding in mist
Mudsledding in the mist
Birds and oil rig
Messy lunch
Oil hospitality
Fishing boat on the Kustatan Peninsula
Fishing boat on the Kustatan Peninsula
Water or land?
Buoy and Boulder
Setnet cabins on the Kustatan
Clawed feet slipping
Seal tracks climbing
Flies on the mud
Slough crossing
Across the marsh
Duck shacks
Sprouting through mud
Pushki wands
Not yet green
The joy of puddles
Tent with bear fence
Marsh fall
Sedge flats
Little moochers
Colorful slough crossing
It was a shoe
Drift River wading
On an eddy line
Cottonwood on the beach
Cottonwood picnic
Cave wriggling
Wolf tracks in sand
Cutting salmon
Remote greenhouse
Redoubt Bay Fish Camp
Fun in the sun
Running in the sea
Waiting for a gift
Headed out for clams
Erratics
Investigating clams
Leaf fossil
Horsetail
Ducks and Mountains
Katmai and clam
Katmai and clam
Walk to Iliamna
Paddle to Chisik Island
Setnet camp
Setnetting Family
Cave explorations
Boat and birds
Puffins
Iniskin Arch
Forest Jumble
Shifting soil
Route choosing
Melting glacier margin
Ice-top bushwhacking
Packraft full of Kids
Small Feet, Big Land in Homer
Gnu Sea Trials
Gnu Sea Trials
Gnu Sea Trials
Gnu Sea Trials
Gnu Sea Trials
Gnu Sea Trials
Gnu Sea Trials
Modern primitive
Running Caribou
Driving through fall colors
Curve of the road
Hanes, Alaska
Alaska Marine Highway
Readying for a surf launch on the Iniskin Peninsula
Between cliffs, behind a band of surf
Katmai "fishing" in the waves
Bear cooling off in a river at Cape Douglas
Niki and waterfall
Nearing the end - walking towards Mt. Douglas
Hig and Katmai negotiating a steep way -- the only way -- over a cliff at Cape Douglas
Tent bound in a Kamishak Bay storm
Three generation adventure
Not quite beating the tide -- wading around a cliff in Kamishak Bay
Bears run past the packrafts
Sea arch from above on the Iniskin Peninsula
Surf roiling against the base of the sea arch
Aerial view of Seldovia, returning from Cook Inlet
Paddling fog and sea stacks
Lituya eating beach greens
Katmai playing in beach greens
Camp in the sea arch
Camp in the sea arch
Iniskin Peninsula cave
Sea arch camp
Brown bear on the beach
Fossilized leaves
Stranded shark
Shark teeth
Katmai next to dead shark
Dead shark
Lingering oil after 25 years
EVOS oil in 2014
Oil residue on beach
Lingering oil survey
Oily Gravel from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
Surveying lingering oil in Prince William Sound
Arctic Hunter shipwreck
Fishing Flotsam, Unalaska
Grounded fishing vessel near Dutch Harbor
Debris from the wreck of the Arctic Hunter
The shipwreck of the Arctic Hunter
Hiking to the shipwreck of the Arctic Hunter
Diving for Tanner Crab (Chionoecetes)
Unalaska
Unalaska on a sunny day
A lonely tree
Removing Rommel Stakes (Uniktali Bay Trail)
View from Bunker Hill
Wreck of the Steamship Northwestern
Crab pots
Emperor Geese (Chen canagica)
View over Dutch Harbor
Typical weather in the Aleutian Islands
Dumpster Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
55 gallon drum, leftover from WWII
Lituya on Barabara Beach
Through an icy crack
Looking out at the snow
Snowy cobble walk
fire on the beach
two boys on a snowy beach
Starting a fire in the snow
Kokhonak wind turbine
Igiugig Greenhouse
Lake Iliamna from Kokhanok
Ready to Depart Kokhanok
Resting near Big Mountain above Lake Iliamna
Skiing Above Big Mountain
Skiing Near Big Mountain
Traveling on Lake Iliamna
Arriving in Igiugig
Home for the Night
Igiugig Greenhouse
Lake Iliamna by Air
Fox on Lake Iliamna
North shore of Lake Iliamna
Taking a Drink
Skiing along Lake Iliamna
Setting Camp
Windy Day on Lake Iliamna
Surveying Lake Iliamna
Taking a Break
Filling up Water
One Step at a Time
Northwest shorline of Lake Iliamna
Tracks on the Lake
Near Newhalen
Caleb Skis on Lake Iliamna
Sun Bathing on Lake Iliamna
Blowing Snow
Packrafting under Seldovia bridge
North Slope Pipelines
Pipelines and Tundra
North Slope Oil Facility
Pipeline and Arctic Lakes
Road and pipeline on the North Slope
Alaska's Industrial Landscape
Laminar flow in melting mud
Muddy water melting through ice
Hunting sand dollars
sand dollar
easter egg beach hunt
easter egg beach hunt
easter egg beach hunt
this side won't sting
April mountains
April Mountains
Beach hike
gooey worm
in the crack
Journey Completed
Arctic Dog Musher
Baldwin Peninsula
Fat-Bike To The Arctic - complete
Caribou hunter from Buckland
Morning Ice Fog
Seth Kantner and Andrew Greene
Northward
Ice Spokes
Arctic Shelter
Sparse Firewood
Visitors
Long Shadows Over Camp
Stillness
Endless Tundra
Hoar Frost Tracks
Further
Dressed For Travel
Family Outing
Ground Blizzard
Trail Marker
Sled
Sunrise Through Ice Fog
Pause For Dawn
Granite Hot Springs
Loaded fat-bikes
Cold Nights warm Shelter
Stoke The Stove
Vast Seward Peninsula
Rime Coated Trees
Norton Sound
Caribou And Seal Oil
Sea Ice Crossing
Shaktoolik Village
Skiff
Fat-Bike Over Tundra
Bike Through Shaktoolik
Warm Fire Cold Ocean
Tundra Trail
Hummock Ice
Tom Cod Ice Fishing
Ice Fishing
Arctic Explorer
Kaltag Portage
Kaltag Portage Sunset
Fat-Bike Overaul
Ground Blizzard On The Protage
Baby Sled
Mighty Yukon River
Ruby Cliffs
Ruby Beauties
Cripple Checkpoint
Innoko Shelter Cabin
Fellow Travelers
Farewell Lake
Taiga
Farewell Burn
Rohn
Tired Dogs
Pushing On
Sled Dogs
Nap Time
Dog Handler
Rohn Airstrip
Historic Rohn
Headwaters
Rainy Pass Summit
Climbing Rainy Pass
Snow-Goers
To the Mountains
Onward
Cooking Out
Rainy Pass Lodge
Thaw Freeze
Hemlock
Dawn Light
Sloppy Trail
The Trail Awaits
Skwentna
Loaded Carver O'Beast
Flathorn Lake
Morning Has Broken
Underway
Iliamna and Fog
Atop Spurr Volcano
Ascending to Crater Peak
Iliamna Shadow
Smoke plume over Cook Inlet
Sunset and fishing boat
Distant tanker in the sunset
Katmai on Alpacka Tagalong
Sea Star Puppetmaster
Drying off by the fire
Magical Ice
Grewingk Glacier
Bumblebee on Arnica
Lituya Rescue
Leaping
Packrafting the Woz
Threading sea arches
Family portrait
The top!
Camped above Kachemak Bay
Evening view of the coast
Down the trail
Young explorers
Grewingk Glacier and Lake
Massive ice
Tagalong Mom
Lituya hiding
All-in play
Iliamna above the clouds
A handy tow
Grace Ridge
Kid drama
Reverse wrapping spruce root
Kids playing in Red Mountain Valley
Road to Red Mountain
Red Mountain Valley
Mud pies at camp
Through the crack
Low-bush blueberry picking
Help on a rock
Maidenhair Fern -- Adiantum aleuticum
Climbing to the pass at Red Mountain
Red Mountain bouldering
Harebell -- Campanula rotundifolia
Friends on a pass
Remains of the Red Mountain mining operation
Tent on Windy River
Monster snatch game
Getting very wet at Windy River
Siberian Aster -- Eurybia sibirica
Matanuska Valley from Wishbone Hill
Katmai on the River
Silt Ripples
Ready for a Road
Full-body Steam Engine Inspection
Fall in Coal Country
Activist Subdued
Melea Roed at home
Fall in the Forest
Katmai in High Gear
Packraft River Crossing
Fire at Night
Moose-poop Mushrooms
Fall Leaves
Lituya with wand
Rose Hip
Fall colors along Kings River
Abandoned mine mouth
Tailings at Jonesville Coal Mine
Lights on a misty night
Fall colors
Hiking companions
Wishbone Hill
Jonesville Mine
Proposed port site
Port Mackenzie
Surf at Icy Point
Walking Alaska's "Lost Coast"
Surf
Red Ring Rot (Phellinus pini) macro
Bear's Bread (Fomitopsis pinicola)
Wood decay (Fomitopsis pinicola)
Red Ring Rot (Phellinus pini)
Small Barrier Island
Erosion on Narwhal Island
Drained pond near Drew Point
Grid-like polygonal ground
Rotting stump
Bear's Bread (Fomitopsis pinicola)
Biofilm fragments?
Tracks in biofilm sand
High salt marsh in Redoubt Bay
Tidal Slough
Eroding peat
Grassy waterfall
Salmonberries
Oolah valley, Gates of Arctic National Park
Spruce bark
Spruce bark
Spruce bark
Cold Coast
Soil outcropping in beach
Clay outcrop
Till?
Cobbles on peat
Faulted rock
Damaged barnacles
Redoubt and brids
Outside beach
Sheared rock under peat
Till outcrop in beach
False Hellebore (Veratrum viride var. eschscholzianum)
False Hellebore (Veratrum viride var. eschscholzianum)
Golden leaves in the Golden Triangle
Kokhanok greeting party
Igiugig Elders
Igiugig Elder
Igiugig School

Touchdown Kokhanok
Red Gold
Pleistocene terrace?
Samples for analysis
Nine feet down
Preparing to dig a peat pit
Stopping for a break
Stopping for a look
Tree in a tree
Rot-resistant stump
Roots of a leaning tree
Riding tree
Complex spruce tree
Old tree
Tree on nurse stump
Window in tree roots
Pair of trees
Sampling rotted nurse wood
Bifurcated tree
Sunny side
Iditarod tourists
Katmai on skis
Abandoned mining equipment
Kicksleds
Beast of burden
Erin pulling Lituya in the packraft-sled
Erin on the Cape Rodney navigational marker
Snow blowing on the Bering Sea near Cape Wooley
Wooley Lagoon camp in a ground blizzard
Barge wreck on the frozen ocean
Ice games
Warm tent on a cold ocean
moon over ice
musk ox scat
Katmai sliding
Hig sliding
Lituya sliding
Erin sliding
Two-foot high kick
Camp
Beach combing
Spring melting sea ice
Ice edge
Climbing the slope for a view
Arriving in Wales
Drifts on ice berm
Lituya the Saber Toothed Tiger
Flat light
Old cabin
Crowberry beneath the snow
Approaching Shishmaref
Archaeological deposit
Wrist carry
Ice bow over tent
Wind-scoured fox tracks
Steep and frozen coastline
Paddling the edge of sea ice
Edge of thin ice
Sand dollar in ice
Melting permafrost
Permafrost
Mud is fun
Sand pillars
Crossing the crack
Melting ice blocks
Ice
Nearly ready to packraft
Bear and raven
Sandy snow ripples
Sandhill Crane tracks
Sod house
Lower jaw of a bear
Tern
Subnivean camp
Shipwreck on a frozen beach
Sunset and cold wind
Beach spring
Seeking shelter from the wind
You can see the wind
Open water
The view from our cave
Hiding from the wind
Watcher in the water
Playtime in the winter wind
Wall for the wind
Windy campsite
Broken ice
Jumbled ice
Sea ice
Sheltering in ruins
Our sepia-tinted view of the world
Harsh campsite
Spotted Seal (Phoca largha)
Raven eggs
Lagoon skiing
Icy puddles
Ski challenges
Mud pool maze
Dark sky over open water
Tent on the sea ice
Fresh ice shove
Ice overhang
Permafrost bank
Ten thousand year cross-section
Kids love mud
Melting, oozing, eroding
Overhung permafrost
Kids investigate permafrost
What's under there?
Warm air on old ice
Melting permafrost
Eroding arctic
Ice hidden beneath the soil
Active layer
Active layer over permafrost
Coastal erosion of permafrost
Windblown fox tracks
Fox tracks
Abandoned fuel tanks
Sandhill Crane
Ice jumble campsite
Hilly ocean
Camp at sunset
Ice blocks
Cinquefoil (probably Potentilla villosa)
Tying knots
Pussywillow
Mossy chiton
Kelp crab
Anemone tentacles
Chiton
Hairy crab
Christmas anemone
Burrowing anemone
Telmessus cheiragonus, burying itself
Nudibranch
shaggy mouse nudibranch
Green Sea Urchin
Green Sea Urchin
Christmas anemone tentacles
Tidepooling kids, 2015
Tube worm
Tube worm tuft
Lined chiton on colonial tunicate
Burrowing anemone
Green Sea Urchin
Molting hermit crab
Hermit crab
Hermit crab
intertidal
Kelp bed
Brittle star
Watching a brittle star
Painted tide
A bloom of jellies
A bloom of jellies
Nudibranch eggs
Nudibranch eggs
Heart crab
Heart crab
Mating nudibranchs
Kelp crab
Underwater camera
Scaring tube worms
Tube worm tuft
Intertidal peat
Saltwater peat
Sampling peat in Seldovia
Drain-pipe peat monument
Peat monument
Peat outcrop
Intertidal peat
Layered peat with thin tephra
Sampling intertidal peat
Climbing from an Aleutian Fjord
Shaler Mountains Pass
Packrafters and Whale Tail
Whale encounter
Tar deposit on a gravel beach
Tar deposit in gravel
Barren Islands
Storm whipped coastline
Storm at Sea
Aleutian sun and wind
Epic volcano cow
Archaeological layers
Vsevidof Volcano
Columnar jointed cliffs
Flanks of Recheshnoi Volcano
Aleutian Mountains
High foggy camp
Morninig sun on Recheshnoi Volcano
Where the earth bleeds heat
Lava slide
Lava field
Exposed stratigraphy in Okmok Caldera
Small crater lake
Blue crater lake
Crater within Okmok Caldera
Caldera walk
Caldera surfaces
Okmok Badlands
Giant spring in Okmok Caldera
Silt and clay layers
Lava cave
Ship Rock
Camping on an uplifted shoreline
Boulder and sand tsunami deposit
Tsunami scour?
Tsunami scour?
Pacific Coast of Unalaska Island
Toes in the Ocean
Free
Blueberry decorations
Jellyfish viewing
Makushin Volcano
Aleutian sea arch
Rock walls
Craggy cliffs and cows
South coast of Unalaska
Giant sea cave
Column cliffs and swells
Tsunami log above the Unalaska coast
Stalwart crew
"A Meadow of Sunshine!"
Threading a reef
Katmai paddling Lituya
"Helping with paddling"
Walking along a windy lake
Expedition silly
Cow skull
Foggy ascent
Kamchatka rhododendron
On the caldera's edge
Little hiker
Camped on cinders
Steam vent
Descent into the Caldera
Cinder scootch
Warmth-loving goo
Caldera camp
Steam vents
Okmok badland explorer
Hot springs meal
Winding way
Steam vents
WW II quonset hut
Assembling a packraft longboat
Dead salmon on beach
Difficult coast
Tiny natural harbor
Aleutian waterfalls
Makushin Volcano
Aleutian fjord
Climbing out of the tall grass
Iliamna sunlit
New friend
Jurassic Ammonite
Coral fossil
Fossil clam
Tertiary fault on Homer beach
Sheared Tertiary coal and siltstone
Family trekking in volcano
Mysterious plant fossils
Dendritic plant rhizome
Into the fog
Ussy
Titanium goat tent
sea ice near the mountains
ice pile
Katmai skiing in bumpy ice
Near Cape York
At the polynya
Katmai on the edge of the ice
The edge between light and dark
Packrafts on the edge
Dark sky, light sky
Ice pans
Climbing an ice pile
Lituya climbing an ice pile
Katmai climbing an ice jumble
Turquoise pools
The edge of the ice
The last ice pile
Piles and pools
Pools and piles
Skiing by an ice pile
Skiing on a painting of the sky
Shell in ice
Sea urchin in ice
Skiing in water
Running through a puddle
Reflections
Balance
Into the puddles
Splish splash sploosh
Spring puddle maze
Birds on thawing ice
Rookery
Watching rookeries
Last of the ice
Girl with boquet
Thin ice crushing together
End of the ice
Skiing on a painting of the sky
Skiing on a painting of the sky
Skiing on a painting of the sky
Skiing on a painting of the sky
High pass
Down into the Valley
Hanging Glacier
Taylor Valley
"Profit Beach"
Beach combing
Jakalof
Port Dick Pass
Port Dick
Tarp shelter near Gore Point
Port Dick
Gore Point driftwood
Impassable shore
Gore Peak
Port Dick from Gore Point
South Kenai Coast
Gore Peak view
Gore Peak Selfie
Animal trail
Open coast
Above Taylor Bay
Taylor Delta
Taylor River
Remote mountains
Termination dust
Snow dusting
Tutka Pass
Snowy pass
Down from Tutka Pass
Tutka Valley
Tutka Passes
Tutka river
Thick route
Snow in forested mountains
Tutka Valley
Looking up from Tutka
Tutka River
Ammonite amongst boulders
View from Pakushin
Umnak in the Distance
Pakushin Sunset
Pakushin crater
Cracked ash
Where is the peak?
Moss carpet
Tent on a foggy mountain
Gear testing
Threading rocks
Overhung permafrost cliff
Tsunami damage, bear for scale
Landslide hill
Fault spring
Limit of tsunami inundation
Tsunami flattened trees
Young kettle
Tsunami deposit trench
Large tsunami boulder
Flattened trees and boulder
Tsunami impacts
Lone tree
Impact marks
Glebocarcinus oregonensis crawling out of a barnacle shell
Glebocarcinus oregonensis hiding under sand
Glebocarcinus oregonensis
Cryptolithodes typicus pair under a boulder
Cryptolithodes typicus
Cryptolithodes typicus grasping claws
Elassochirus gilli, looking for a shell
Elassochirus gilli in a dogwinkle
Elassochirus gilli in a wandering sponge (Suberites sp.)
Elassochirus tenuimanus on a sand flat, in a channeled dogwinkle shell
The wide hand of Elassochirus tenuimanus, the wide-hand hermit crab
Hapalogaster mertensii
Hapalogaster mertensii
Oregonia gracilis, Graceful Decorator Crab
Oregonia gracilis
Oregonia gracilis with short fuzzy seaweed
Pagurus beringanus
Pagurus beringanus, turning itself back over
Pagurus caurinus
Pagurus caurinus scuttling away
Pagurus caurinus in an overlarge shell
Pagurus hirsutiusculus, crowded in a tidepool
Juvenile Pagurus hirsutiusculus
Pagurus hirsutiusculus in a small shell
Phyllolithodes papillosus, Heart Crab
Juvenile Phyllolithodes papillosus
Phyllolithodes papillosus on a clam shell
Pugettia gracilis with algae decoration
Pugettia gracilis
Pugettia gracilis in a tide pool
Telmessus cheiragonus
Pugettia gracilis, attached to a rock
Young kettles
Young kettle lake
St Elias Sunset
Halocynthia aurantium
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Warty snout"
Nickname: "Warty snout"
Pyura haustor
Pyura haustor
Halocynthia igaboja
Halocynthia igaboja
Aplidium
Nickname: "Orange Rubber"
Aplidium
Nickname: "patches"
Boltenia villosa
Boltenia villosa
Nickname "Mushroom"
Nickname: "Sideways"
Nickname: "White Tadpoles"
Nickname: "White Tadpoles"
Aplidium
Nickname: "Brown Coat"
Nickname: "Brown Coat"
Nickname: "Brown Coat"
Nickname "Mushroom"
Nickname: "Little Whitey"
Riterella pulchra
Nickname: "Red Tips"
Halocynthia aurantium
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Chelyosoma productum
Nickname: "Warty snout"
Aplidium
Boltenia villosa
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Nickname: "Polka Dots"
Aplidium coei
Metandrocarpa taylori
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Nickname: "patches"
Nickname: "Limp balloon"
Nickname: "Polka Dots", "Mushroom"
Nickname: "Limp balloon"
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Riterella pulchra
Riterella pulchra
Nickname: "patches"
Mixed tunicates
Mixed tunicates
Mixed tunicates
Riterella pulchra
Riterella pulchra
Nickname: "Pebbles"
Nickname: "Pebbles"
Nickname: "Star Flower"
Nickname: "Star Flower"
Nickname: "Star Flower"
Nickname: "Star Flower"
Nickname: "Star Flower"
Tsunami destruction
Boulder tsunami deposit
Tsunami embedded stone
View from up high
Surveying a high tsunami
Not actually above it all
Expensive walking stick
St. Elias Icefalls
Scientist tent-village
Taan fjord
Landslide rock on Tyndall Glacier
More than a pebble
Digging in a tsunami deposit
Tsunami trim-line
Runway work
Enthusiasm
Rugged surveyor
Tyndall and St. Elias
Electronics tent
Ready to survey
Aerial Photos of Icy Bay
Driving into Taan Fjord
Under the Landslide
Trench in Hoof-Hill Fan
Landslide Hummocks
Walking on Tsunami Deposit
Evening Cruise
Surveying Taan Fjord
Surveying the Highest Run-Up
Surveying in Front of the Slide
Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus)
Main Expedition Camp
Dr. Dan Shugar and Dr. Jeremy Venditti
Third Icy Bay Expedition
Remote Control Multibeam Survey Boat
Field "Office"
Launching Remote Control Boat
Field Office
First Launch
Shallow Water Mapping Boat
Remote Controlled Mapping Boat and Office
Ferrying People and Equipment
Glacier Office
Mapping Landslide Under Water
Glacier Office
Marine Survey
Tyndal Glacier Marine Survey
Little Boat Big Survey
Little Boat Big Survey
The MV Gyre
MV Gyre In Taan Fjord
Landslide Office
Tyndall Glacier
USGS MV Gyre
Landslide And Glacier
Tyndall Glacier
Tyndall Glacier
Dr. Jeremy Venditti and Tyndall Glacier
Colin Bloom
Tsunami Deposit
Mount Saint Elias and Super-Cubs
Tsunami Deposit Trench
High-Tech and Low-Tech
Skiff Ride to the Landslide
Two Erratics
Main Expedition Team
Helicopter Pilot
Helicopter and Glaciers
Misty Hanging Glacier
Calving Event
Ice Choked Fjord
Birds-Eye View of the Landslide
Helicopter
MV Seawolf
Boats and Glaciers
Landslide Hummock
Aerial Photography
Field Trip
Massive Landslide
Scene of catastrophe
Tsunami bullets
Glacial Seracs and Kluteith Rock
Tsunami sediment
Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) and Pup
Highest Tsunami Water Mark
Searching for 'Run-Up'
Following a Tsunami
Gravel bar
Lunch Mountain
Trail inspection
Improvised bridge
Spring trail scouting
Tutka Flats
Swimming lake
Tundra Playground
Alpine lakes
Meadow in the forest
Cliffs and ridges
Fjord delta
Gravel delta
Windswept forest ridge
Gulf of Alaska Forest
Spruce forest blowdown
Icy Highway
High Pass
Glissading
Meadow with boulder
Willow flats
Bow saw action
View of Tutka Tusk
Taylor Tidewater Link
Tutka Rapids
Tough to travel
Drowned forest
Paddling drowned forests
On lunch peak on our april scout trip
checking out the forest in Tuka valley
Boulder gravel
Sediment beneath boulder
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Downtown Kotzebue
Kobuk 440 Sled Dog Race
Dog Teams in Kotzebue
Sled Dogs
Race Start
Kobuk 440 Start
Ski Coaching
Kotzebue Front Street
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Nickname: "Warty Snout"
Nickname: "Warty Snout"
Nickname: "Warty Snout"
Nickname: "Warty Snout"
Nickname: "Warty Snout"
Nickname: "Warty Snout"
Nickname: "Warty Snout"
Nickname: "Warty Snout"
Nickname: "Warty Snout"
Nickname: "Warty Snout"
Nickname: "Warty Snout"
Riterella pulchra
Riterella pulchra
Riterella pulchra
Riterella pulchra
Riterella pulchra
Riterella pulchra
Riterella pulchra
Halocynthia aurantium
Halocynthia aurantium
Halocynthia aurantium
Halocynthia aurantium
Halocynthia aurantium
Halocynthia aurantium
Halocynthia igaboja
Halocynthia igaboja
Nickname "Patches"
Nickname "Patches"
Nickname "Patches"
Nickname "Patches"
Nickname "Patches"
Nickname "Patches"
Nickname: "Orange Rubber"
Nickname: "Orange Rubber"
Nickname: "Orange Rubber"
Nickname: "Orange Rubber"
Nickname: "Orange Rubber"
Nickname: "Orange Rubber"
Nickname: "Orange Rubber"
Nickname: "Orange Rubber"
Nickname: "Orange Rubber"
Nickname: "Orange Rubber"
Nickname: "Orange Rubber"
Nickname: "Limp Balloon"
Nickname: "Limp Balloon"
Nickname: "Limp Balloon"
Nickname: "Limp Balloon"
Nickname: "Limp Balloon"
Nickname: "Limp Balloon"
Nickname: "Sideways"
Nickname: "Sideways"
Nickname "Mushroom"
Boltenia villosa
Boltenia villosa
Boltenia villosa
Boltenia villosa
Boltenia villosa
Boltenia villosa
Boltenia villosa
Boltenia villosa
Boltenia villosa
Pyura haustor
Nickname: "Fuzzy Head"
Nickname: "Fuzzy Head"
Nickname: "Fuzzy Head"
Nickname: "Fuzzy Head"
Nickname: "Wrinkled Snout"
Nickname: "Wrinkled Snout"
Nickname: "Wrinkled Snout"
Nickname: "Wrinkled Snout"
Nickname: "Wrinkled Snout"
Nickname: "Wrinkled Snout"
Corella willmeriana
Corella willmeriana
Corella willmeriana
Nickname: "Pink Eggs"
Nickname: "Pink Eggs"
Nickname: "Pink Eggs"
Distaplia alaskensis
Distaplia alaskensis
Distaplia alaskensis
Nickname: "Red Tips"
Distaplia alaskensis
Distaplia alaskensis
Nickname: "White Tadpoles"
Nickname: "White Tadpoles"
Nickname: "White Tadpoles"
Nickname: "White Tadpoles"
Nickname: "White Tadpoles"
Nickname: "White Tadpoles"
Nickname: "White Tadpoles"
Nickname: "White Tadpoles"
Nickname: "Star Flower" and "Pebbles"
Nickname: "Star Flower"
Nickname: "Star Flower"
Nickname: "Star Flower"
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Nickname: "Dripping Wax"
Nickname: "Red Globe"
Nickname: "Pebbles"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Nickname: "Freckled Skin"
Aplidium coei
Aplidium coei
Aplidium coei
Aplidium coei
Aplidium coei
Aplidium coei
Aplidium coei
Aplidium coei
Aplidium coei
Nickname: "Brown Coat"
Metandrocarpa taylori
Metandrocarpa taylori