Category: Syndicated

Wrangell wades into local impacts of Supreme Court’s wetlands ruling

In late May, the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the scope of the Clean Water Act, removing some federal authority over wetlands. It did that by limiting the definition of what areas actually make up the protected “waters of the United States.” That leaves wetland-heavy communities like Wrangell wondering whether the decision will clear an easier path to development projects. 

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Southeast Alaska hunt harvests show moose moving to new areas

“We’re currently harvesting moose in areas where they weren’t harvested just 10-15 years ago. For example, Kuiu Island 10-12 years ago, there was a nominal harvest if any harvest at all. Last year, nearly 30 bulls were harvested Kuiu, it made up 25% of the total harvest,” said Frank Robbins, area wildlife biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

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