Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
FISHERIES UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 13 - July 19, 2014.
Compiled by George Pappas - (907) 786-3822, George_Pappas@fws.gov Office of Subsistence Management, USFWS.
The purpose of the weekly fisheries update is to provide the reader with an overall summary of the status of subsistence related fisheries throughout the state of Alaska. The target audience is the Federal Subsistence Board and its Staff Committee. The report was compiled with the assistance of the Federal in-season managers and OSM staff that provided weekly updated information by the close of business on Friday of the reporting week. My goal is to have the report posted on the Office of Subsistence website by the close of business the following Monday. Web links have been included to provide additional information. You may obtain additional information on a fishery of particular interest by contacting the in-season manager, provided contacts, follow the provided web links, or contact me.
Sitka and Hoonah Area – Justin Koller, Forest Service, Tongass National Forest
There have been 107 Stikine River subsistence fishing permits issued. The catch estimate through Saturday, July 19 is 45 Chinook salmon and 1,200 sockeye salmon. This summer's rock slide on the Tahltan River, a major spawning tributary for both sockeye and Chinook salmon, appears to be a total barrier to salmon returning to upstream spawning areas. The Canadian government is initiating a helicopter transport program to move some fish above the barrier to perpetuate the stocks. The goal is to move 300 Chinook and 8,000 sockeye salmon. Pink salmon returns to northern Southeast Alaska are poor and returns to southern southeast are improving. The following link provides a summary of Southeast Alaska and Yakutat commercial fisheries: