Author Archives: Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News

BC’s KSM mine nears environmental approval

Oxidized rock colors a valley where one of Seabridge Gold's KSM Project's open pit mines will be dug. Canadian officials have opened their final comment period before environmental approval. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)

Canadian environmental officials have given provisional approval to a controversial mine planned for an area northeast of Ketchikan. more

B.C. mines get financial boost, one to open soon

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Canadian investors are putting millions of new dollars into mining projects near the Southeast Alaska border. more

New Sealaska leaders promise growth, changes

New Sealaska CEO Anthony Mallott addresses shareholders June 28 at the regional Native corporation's annual meeting near the SeaTac Airport. (Photo Courtesy Sealaska)

Sealaska’s new board chairman and CEO say the regional Native corporation is gearing up for growth. more

Soboleff wins Sealaska board seat, Nelson becomes chairman

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The Sealaska regional Native corporation has a new board member and a new board chairman. more

How will Sealaska solve its money problems?

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Sealaska’s new CEO, new board chairman and at least one new board member face the challenges of a new economic reality. more

B.C. developers defend near-border mines

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We’ve heard a lot about environmental damage from mines planned for northwest British Columbia, just across Alaska’s border. But we haven’t heard a lot from mine advocates. Now, we have. more

Celebration canoes safely reach Juneau

Canoe paddlers wait for permission to disembark at Juneau's Sandy Beach Wednesday afternoon. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)

Dozens of paddlers from Yakutat to Metlakatla and places in between landed their canoes on a Juneau beach on their way to the Southeast Native cultural festival Celebration 2014. more

Fifteen to review Tongass forest management

Remains of a Tongass clearcut and logging road north of Ketchikan. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has named 15 people to a committee providing advice on changes in Tongass National Forest management. more

Tribes cross borders to take on Canadian mines

From the left, author and activist Wade Davis, Tlingit-Haida Central Council President Richard Peterson, Tahltan Central Council President Annita McPhee and Tahltan elder Mary Dennis wait to answer questions during a recent forum in Juneau on transboundary mines and the Tahltans’ “Sacred Headwaters.”  (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)

Tribal leaders from Alaska and Canada say it’s time to work together to oppose mines affecting both sides of the border. more

Rain reduces Tongass forest fire warning

The risk of fires in Southeast’s Tongass National Forest has dropped. more