From the Managing Editor...

BLM staffing manning the BLM booth at the 2011 Sportsman Show.I worked at BLM-Alaska’s booth recently at the Great Alaska Sportsman Show in Anchorage. It was a truly wonderful opportunity to meet people who camp, hike, fish, explore, photograph, float the Wild and Scenic rivers, watch wildlife, go gold panning, and otherwise enjoy BLM-managed public lands. Our exhibit featured BLM-Alaska’s fisheries program and recreational sportsfishing.

For this issue we received more photos or stories than fits in our issue. We plan to make some photos available on our BLM-Alaska website. I strongly encourage you to check our website for recreation news, activities and events, the land use planning process, our scientific reports, to download brochures, and so much more.

Our subscriptions are growing, and I credit both the outstanding people who help make BLM-Alaska Frontiers possible and you, our readers. Thank you.                                                    

 — Karen J. Laubenstein

BLM-Alaska Frontiers Credits

Managing editor
Karen J. Laubenstein, (907) 271-3318

Contributing writers and editors
Craig McCaa           Nathan Rathbun
Danielle Allen          Ruth McCoard
Jorjena Daly            Satrina Lord
Marnie Graham       Teresa McPherson


ADFG                        Mitchel Veenstra
Craig McCaa             Ronald Laubenstein
Gerry Minick              Scott Guyer
John Payne               Sean Porter
Marnie Graham         Vanessa Rathbun

Vanessa Rathbun

BLM-Alaska Frontiers Subscription 

BLM-Alaska Frontiers is published quarterly in March, June, September and December. Deadline for articles is the third Friday of the month before publication. The deadlines will be May 20 (Summer 2011), Aug. 20 (Fall 2011), Nov. 18 (Winter 2011), and Feb. 17 (Spring 2012).

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