Author Archives: Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News

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

BC mines map CROPPED - SEACCCanadian investors are putting millions of new dollars into mining projects near the Southeast Alaska border.

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.

Soboleff wins Sealaska board seat, Nelson becomes chairman

sealaska plaza, 12-09The Sealaska regional Native corporation has a new board member and a new board chairman.

How will Sealaska solve its money problems?

sealaska plaza, 12-09Sealaska's new CEO, new board chairman and at least one new board member face the challenges of a new economic reality.

B.C. developers defend near-border mines

KSM Map SEACCWe’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.

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.

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.

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.

Rain reduces Tongass forest fire warning

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

Will Meyers Chuck get a new dock?

Meyers Chuck's dock, upper right, could be rebuilt if Wrangell takes over ownership. (Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority photo)A dock and float-plane site between Wrangell and Ketchikan could be on track to be rebuilt.