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James Hart

Podcast: Fire breathing, smoky, and tough – a firefighter’s career

Wildland firefighting is tough, strenuous, and often stressful work. Frontiers caught up with a retired BLM firefighter to find out how the service has changed, and to see if he would do it again.
James Hart

Podcast: Learn to Enjoy Your Public Lands Like a Pro

More people than ever are heading from backyard to backcountry to enjoy the Alaska outdoors. So, how are Alaska's public lands holding up to the additional traffic? We caught up with BLM Alaska's recreation program lead to find out.
Beth Ipsen

Recreating responsibly includes campfire safety: 4 easy steps to keep your campfire from turning into a wildfire

Humans caused 59% of Alaska wildfires since 2010, threatening lives, property, and natural resources. Keep yourself and others safe with a few simple steps to help prevent your campfire from turning into a wildfire.

50 years sharing frustration and joy have bonded Alaska Natives and BLM employees working together on ANCSA land conveyances

50 years working together on the largest land claims settlement in history built a special bond between BLM Alaska employees and the Alaska Natives they serve. That may be more critical than ever as they approach the finish line.
Craig McCaa

Hidden gem Fred Blixt Cabin offers year-round Alaska experience without the backcountry commitment

Why you may want to reserve this cabin just two hours north of Fairbanks for your next backyard-to-backcountry experience.
Craig McCaa

Historic Fort Egbert: Encounter Alaska's Frontier Past at the End of the Road

Muleskinners, trappers, doctors, woodcutters, wireless operators, and Army officers charged with maintaining order on the wild and woolly frontier – at the dawn of the 20th century, Fort Egbert had all that and more. Learn about this fascinating chapter in Alaska history by visiting the restored fort buildings in the picturesque Yukon River town of Eagle at the end of the Taylor Highway.

Frontiers, is the Bureau of Land Management's news journal for Alaska, delivers exciting and insightful articles on the latest environmental actions, news, policies, and recreational areas. Frontiers connects with a wide audience of active readership, especially those who live, explore, and travel on our spectacular public lands in Alaska.