subsistence

Jennifer Schmidt / Institute of Social and Economic Research

Tanana residents who harvest wood for a local biomass project are six times more likely to engage in subsistence activities. That’s according to a study from the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Center for Energy and Power.


Alaska Department of Fish and Game

In the latest clash between the state and federal government over Alaska wildlife management, the state is objecting to a federal hunting closure along the Richardson Highway. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Tim Ellis/KUAC

About 70 people turned out Thursday night for a meeting in Fairbanks to talk about the proposed Ambler Road project. That’s the 211-mile two-lane gravel roadway the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority is proposing to build from the Dalton Highway to a mineral-rich site near the village of Ambler, in the northwest corner of the state. Backers of the project say it’ll create jobs and other economic benefits for the region and the state. Opponents say it’s a fiscal boondoggle that’ll bring pollution, disrupt habitat and harm subsistence hunting and fishing.


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'Yukon Men' Chronicles Life in Tanana

Aug 24, 2012
Image Courtesy of Discovery

Fairbanks, AK - A new reality series about an Interior Alaskan village premiers tonight on the Discovery Channel.  The show tracks a handful of men in Tanana through one of the coldest winters on record.

“There's a town deep in the remote interior of Alaska, at the junction of two powerful rivers, with no roads in or out, where wolves howling through the frigid night air remind the 200 people living there how isolated they really are.”