Friday, September 19, 2014

Mohatt-Khrushchev Mushroom meeting

What a mysterious title for this blog post. But it is all easily made clear. Our own Kate Mohatt picked fungi with the mushroom-loving Khrushchev family. Yes, Those Khrushchevs. Kate, Valentina and Sergei are the first three on the left side of the photo below.

Her story...

As described in the ADN article published last week (, Sergei was the keynote speaker for the Cold War Conference in Anchorage. This was his second visit to Alaska, and high on his to do list was to go mushroom hunting (scroll down to the end of the article, last sentence). A women in the Lieutenant Governor’s office called me a couple months ago to set this up, since she didn’t know anyone else who could take him on a mushroom hunt.

Monday, September 15, 2014

WIlderness 50 gets on the Radio.

The Chugach and Tongass National Forests collaborated with Alaska Geographic and the National Park Service to produce a radio series to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Watch this: U.S. Olympic skier Holly Brooks shows us why she loves the Chugach!

Check out this new mini-documentary featuring U.S. Olympic Skier Holly Brooks. Alaska Teen Media Institute producers Barae and Aviva Hirsch explored Hope with Holly as she demonstrated why she loves to train in the Chugach National Forest.  Be forewarned: You might want to run up a mountain after watching it.

Adventure within Range from ATMI on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Chutes and ladders and Go Fish! on the Chugach

The fish crew recently worked on the Boswell fishpass to install an additional segment of steep pass.  Erica, an intern from Environment for the America volunteering on the Chugach this summer spent the week working with the fish crew and wrote a blog about her experience.

Check it out here, with more pics.