Issue 79 Fall 2000
Alaska's homestead era comes to an end * It's been 20 years since ANILCA was signed - but who's counting? * Changing times require changes in planing * BLM honors Carter for signing ANILCA * Free land, gold mines, a fresh start - the stuff of dreams to early settlers * Follow those minerals! * Wild West ended when settles took leave of their "census" * Varooom!!! Faster than a covered wagon! * Managing places for wide-open spaces * Director Fry swaps land duty for ocean industry * BLM releases Ketchikan geophysical survey report * BLM publishes final EIS on proposed 3809 surface mining regulations
Issue 78 June/July 2000
Friendly flowers or wilful weeds? * Wild about plants! They're wild - gardening with native plants * Did you know? * BLM geology team continues search in Koyukuk mining district * Making things right at the Maclaren Glacier * BLM abandoned mine lands program reduces risks to health safety and the environment * Proposed regs address oil and gas leasing in NPRA
Issue 77 April/May 2000
Retreating glacier reveals ancient forest * Receding ice reveals sinking ancient forest * Bering Glacier identified as key ecological site * Discovery Prescribed fire planned for the Alphabet Hills * Campbell Creek - the Sun Moves It * BLM poet takes top honors in DOI contest * BLM helps marathon mapping project * University analyzes Gulkana River surveys
Issue 76 Feb/March 2000
John & Clyde's Frontier Adventure * 1939 road trip paves way for Alaska Highway * "No thanks, I'll pass" * NPR-A subsistence advisory panel meets in Barrow * Historic Iditarod Trail cabin gets a facelift * Alaska Fire Service collects for costs of 1996 fires
Issue 75 Nov/Dec 1999
900 Acres up in smoke * Frostfire - 900 Acres up in smoke may save countless arces later * Nome Creek Road - gateway to White Mountains NRA * Changing of the guard * ARLIS offers bones, books, and info * Alyeska hold oil spill exercise on Gulkana River * Word travels about Alaska archaeology handbook for teachers
Issue 74 July/Aug 1999
Full of sound and fury * Council seeks new solution to a not-so-new problem * What's a RAC? * Reduce fire damage with defensible landscaping * Juneau Gold Rush days * Swiftwater rescue training pays off on Gulkana * No digging, please * Iditarod Trail picked for Millennium Trails Program * Handbook uses time travel and fiction to teach archaeology * Lee's Cabin reopens
Issue 73 May/June 1999
Iditarod Trail work is never done * Rediscovering fire * Big changes for AFS communications * Fort Egbert celebrates 100 years! * BLM volunteers "Making a Difference" * BLM-Alaska has new state director * BLM wins Federal Employee of three years running
Issue 72 March/April 1999
BLM sets NPR-A lease sale for May 5 * North Slope and BLM create new natural resource internship program * Inupiat Heritage Center opens in Barrow * Whaling is a key part of the Inupiat culture, in ancient days and today * New tracks would save people and moose * East meets north on the Last Frontier * DOI celebrates 150 years of service * BLM wants public comment on future mineral studies * Restrictions on motorized access to closed Gulkana National Wild River boat launch * BLM seeks advisory council nominees * Roadside reverie ...
Issue 71 Jan/Feb 1999
Protecting the predators * RAPS student strikes gold * RAPS and ROCKS * BLM releases Squirrel River EIS * New special management area * Subsistence board closes caribou hunt * BLM extends comment period for proposed Oil and Gas Rule * Pipeline ROW issued * Gulkana River Study progresses * Alaskans get second chance to comment on new surface management regulations * One way to stay warm * Iditarod champion musher Buser wins Copper Basin 300 sled dog race * Volunteers needed!
Issue 70 Nov/Dec 1999
Among the Fields of Green * Mapping veggies * Babbitt signs Record of Decision * Oil & Gas leasing in the NPR-A * Okay, ... let's give it another try * Dredging up a solution * BLM's new website outlines film permit process Costs of Firefighting Last Long After the Smoke is Gone * No fires, firearms, fireworks, ...
Issue 69 Sept/Oct 1998
New managers for Northern Alaska BLM * Kids on Public Land Day * Horsing around on the last frontier * Iditarod Trail Council schedules final meeting * A tale of two cleanups * Only one major Alaska fire for 1998 * Powerline decision reached for Golden Valley * BLM distributes $8 million * BLM state director announces retirement * Gulkana River planning begins
Issue 68 July/Aug 1998
BLM preserves Sitka cemetery and Russian blockhouse * Sitka's past * Interior officials review Alaska programs * No invitation, but they moved in anyway * BLM unveils proposed NPR-A management plan * Campgrounds rise up from mountains of mining tailings * Early days - golden times * Set the table - it's dinner time! * Remote Access Weather Station (RAWS) * Public Land Laws of Alaska * Gulkana River system Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC)