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2014-01-31 23:33:22

Naturalist Journeys announces a new birding tour to showcase three distinct environments that in combination allow for fabulous Pacific Northwest birdwatching: the only temperate rainforest in the contiguous 48 states, one of the wildest, most scenic coastlines in the world, and the jagged, glacially-carved alpine splendor of the high Olympic Mountains. Tour participants join Seattle-based expert guide Woody Wheeler for a week-long birding and nature tour. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 31,...

2014-01-29 20:20:27

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) and Alaska Maritime Prevention and Response Network (Network) today announced a "Strategic Alliance" to support NTVs in meeting new Federal regulations and enhance oil spill response in Western Alaska and Prince William Sound. The announcement was made today at the Alaska Regional Response Team meeting in Anchorage. As a part of this Alliance, the Network will join the Marine Preservation...

2014-01-24 08:21:23

Dorado Equities Inc. management holds out for an improved buyout bid in light of climbing mineral claims value FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are a limited number of mineral claims in the Ester Creek Area. With the prospects of the "Triple Belt" rush in the region, Dorado Equities Inc., owners of approximately 50,000 acres of mineral rich claims in the Triple Belt Region, has elected to leverage its merger/sale negotiations with further prospecting core...

2014-01-08 20:20:17

SEATTLE, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Marine Lines, a Lynden company providing marine transportation to and from Alaska, is continuing its efforts to work lean and green by purchasing 200 of the most energy efficient refrigerated units in the world. The Star Cool "reefers" achieve the industry's lowest energy consumption by matching the compressor speed to the required heat load of the container rather than running at a single constant speed. In addition, the box and...

2013-11-15 23:20:18

Alaska chef takes home a winter's worth of wild seafood for best photo. Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is delighted to announce Sara Squarstoff as the winner of the “Show Us Your Alaska Seafood” Instagram Contest. Her photo of home-canned Alaska salmon impressed the ASMI board and committee members, who voted on the winner from a group of 3 finalists that had been selected from over 100 entries. As the winner, Squarstoff will...

2013-09-16 23:02:15

2013 Summer of Heroes program concludes with the presentation of pledged gift. Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 As part of the third annual Summer of Heroes program, Alaska Communications donated $15,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska on Saturday, Sept. 14. Alaska Communications President and CEO Anand Vadapalli presented the donation check during Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska’s 31st Annual Auction Gala at the Sheraton Hotel Anchorage. This event, which celebrates...

2013-08-28 23:02:24

One in Seven Alaskans Employed by the Alaska Seafood Industry Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Today the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute released a report titled “Economic Value of the Alaska Seafood Industry” which measures the impact of Alaska’s seafood industry on the U.S. economy. The Alaska seafood industry accounts for over half of all U.S. fisheries production and is a key economic driver in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. It is estimated that the Alaska seafood...


Latest West Coast of the United States Reference Libraries

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
2013-11-25 14:48:46

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is a national forest found in southern Washington, USA, managed by the US Forest Service. It has an area of 1.32 million acres and extends 116 kilometers along the western slopes of Cascade Range from Mount Rainier National Park to the Columbia River. The forest straddles the crest of the South Cascades of Washington State, spread over broad old growth forests, high mountain meadows, several glaciers, and a number of volcanic peaks. The forests highest...

Olympic National Park
2013-04-18 01:02:08

Olympic National Park is located in the state of Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula, in the United States. The park holds 922,650 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans. Most of the tribes were wiped out once European explorers introduced diseases into the area. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the logging industry boomed, but the public began to express concerns of over logging in the 1920’s. However, the first proposal to establish the area as a...

North Cascades National Park
2013-04-18 00:41:24

North Cascades National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States and was established in 1968. The park holds 504,781 acres and is the largest of three national park areas known as the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. It once contained 318 glaciers, but all of these have retreated at a fast rate and many glaciers have completely disappeared. The largest remaining glacier is Boston Glacier, but other large glaciers include Redoubt, Neve, and McAllister....

The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range
2012-07-17 13:48:38

The Sierra Nevada Mountains located along the Eastern portion of California and the Western Portion of Nevada have a huge impact on the weather in this region. The first is the Sana Anna winds. These are very warm winds that ascend from the mountains westward back into the basins of California in such places like Los Angeles. These are very dry winds that can heat the temps up into the 100s and can cause rapidly forming fires. When weather systems come in from the west they hit these...

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