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Scow Bay boat yard plan a step closer

Efforts to development a more extensive boat haul-out and marine services facility in Scow Bay moved forward a bit more late last month. The borough assembly approved a draft land patent for 9-and-a-half acres of state tidelands and uplands at the Scow Bay turnaround, which is the site of the planned facility. The patent helps pave the way for borough ownership and development of the land, which was owned by the state. The Petersburg Economic Development Council is spearheading the project. Matt Lichtenstein recently asked PEDC coordinator Liz Cabrera for an update:
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In the meantime, the PEDC recently put out an invitation for contractors to bid for some minor maintenance work to keep the existing boat ramp usable. That work is slated to happen this summer.

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Meetings planned on Tongass wilderness near Wrangell, Petersburg

A waterfall on Portage Mountain in the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck wilderness on Kupreanof Island. (KFSK file photo)
The Sitka Conservation Society and U.S. Forest Service are holding meetings this week on two wilderness areas near Wrangell and Petersburg. The conservation group is hoping to hear observations on use and conditions in the Stikine-Leconte wilderness near Wrangell and the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck wilderness on Kupreanof Island near Petersburg. more

SE Dungeness crabbers see full-length summer, fall seasons

Commercial Dungeness crabbers have a full two-month summer and two-month fall season for most of Southeast Alaska again this year. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this week the summer season would continue through August 15 and a fall season is planned for October and November. The season length is set based on the catch from the first week of fishing. Crabbing opened on June 15th. more