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Jim Adams was the Pacific Regional Director for National Wildlife Federation. He is based in Anchorage, Alaska, where he has lived for 17 years and where he and his dogs spend as much time as possible in the mountains.
Jenny Lake in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. The Western Governors' Association recently met and released a report featuring recommendations on connecting more kids with the outdoors. (flickr | Yellowstone Gate)

Western Governors Tell Kids To Connect with Nature (and NWF Agrees)

6/15/2012 // By Jim Adams

Earlier this week I attended the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) meeting, which focused on reconnecting youth and families with the outdoors. “The Govs” (like “The Avengers”), led by chair Governor Chris Gregoire, were unanimous in their push to get kids […] Read more >

Two Bristol Bay cubs share good polling news

New Poll: Americans and Bears Once Again Oppose Pebble Mine

12/7/2011 // By Jim Adams

Last month, a voter’s initiative in Bristol Bay signalled that locals opposed placing what might be the largest gold and copper  mine in North America in the headwaters of the streams and rivers supporting the world’s largest sockeye salmon run.   Now the opposition has gone nationwide.  A […] Read more >

Build in the floodplains, get flooded.  One tends to follow the other.

Subsidizing Danger and Killing Fish–It Ain’t Smart! Encouraging Building in Floodplains Is Dopey

12/6/2011 // By Jim Adams

Building in floodplains is very bad for salmon (and lots of other wildlife).  It takes away the habitat they need to survive.  And that is bad for people.  It also puts people in harm’s way when the floods come.  And in […] Read more >

99% of Bear Encounters Continued – Some End in Scat

10/27/2011 // By Jim Adams

This story and pictures were sent in by Jeffrey Willius in response to an earlier post about Milo (the dog) and my encounters with bear sign and scat.    The story and pictures are all taken directly from Jeffrey’s’ website, where he has a host of stories […] Read more >

A cub shadowboxes in preparation for his showdown with foreign mining companies

Bears and People Vote Against Mine–Foreign Mining Giants Prepare to Ignore Them

10/20/2011 // By Jim Adams

Tuesday night, voters in Bristol Bay passed a borough initiative banning any mining project of 640 acres or more that adversely affects salmon streams in the borough. The vote was aimed directly at a proposal by two foreign mining companies–Anglo American […] Read more >

68 Pound Milo's Paw Next to Bear Print

99% of Bear Encounters Take Place Without You Ever Knowing the Bear Was There

10/13/2011 // By Jim Adams

NWF’s Pacific Regional Director Jim Adams (and his dog Milo) explore bear country in Alaska. Read more >

Grizzly Bear

Alaska State Government Quietly Wars on Grizzlies

10/5/2011 // By Jim Adams

For the past 30 years, the state of Alaska has worked to reduce bear and wolf populations in the hope it will lead to more moose and caribou to hunt. The war on wolves has gotten the most attention, but […] Read more >

Over 1,000 Pounds of Pumpkin and 6 Pounds (approximate figure only) of Nachos

9/13/2011 // By Jim Adams

The Alaska State Fair is tiny compared to the Iowa State Fair that I grew up attending.   Happily, it is plenty big enough to eat yourself sick on funnel cakes, nachos and bright yellow cheese, cream puffs, and corn dogs. It […] Read more >

Photo Proves Existence of Alaska Lynx, or Possibly Bigfoot

9/7/2011 // By Jim Adams

We began to worry that it was a stuffed lynx set out as a practical joke. Read more >

Alaska’s Small Bears Are Still Glorious

8/26/2011 // By Jim Adams

A friend told me a story last night about the Klondike, a great overnight relay running race from Skagway, Alaska to White Horse, Canada.  A runner from an opposing team was chugging along around six in the morning when a […] Read more >

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