Author Archives: Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News

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.

Mallott leaving Sealaska to focus on campaign

Byron Mallott poses at KRBD-FM in Ketchikan during a campaign visit. The candidate for governor says he will leave Sealaskas board of directors next month.Bryon Mallott will leave Sealaska’s board of directors next month to spend more time campaigning for governor.

Peggy Wilson ending long legislative career

PeggyWilsonSoutheast Alaska's longest-serving lawmaker is retiring. Peggy Wilson says she will not seek re-election to her Wrangell-based House district.

Legislature backs Tongass takeover plan

(USDA photo)The Legislature has voted to support state plans to take over acreage in the Tongass National Forest.

Big change in tribal leadership coming

2-26-13 Ed Thomas, THCC, addresses Southeast Conference 3Four people are running for president of the Tlingit-Haida Central Council.