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Alaska’s Oil and Gas Industry: By the Numbers

The most important economic engine in the state—that’s how a report from the McKinley Research Group positions the oil and gas industry in Alaska. After contributing more than $180 billion in revenue to the state of Alaska—and $3.1 billion to state and local governments—it’s easy to see how the oil and gas industry has been such a powerful force in Alaska. Let’s take a closer look at this economic engine—and the numbers behind it. First, let’s take a quick look at how closely the history of the industry intertwines with the history of the state overall. Alaska’s Oil & Gas Industry—Yesterday and Today 1867 In […]

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Meet 10 Mythical (and Mysterious!) Creatures Who Live in Alaska

What better way to spend a long, dark Alaska winter night than by telling stories? Storytelling is woven into the culture of Alaska, thanks in large part to the rich traditions created by Alaska’s Native peoples. For many generations, Alaska Natives have passed stories down through generations. Some tell origin stories about how certain aspects of the world came to be. Others act as lessons that reinforce a tribe’s cultural values. All have contributed to a considerable pantheon of mythical creatures that you might encounter in Alaska. Whether you’re wandering the shoreline, paddling a lake, walking down a dock, strolling in the woods—all those classic […]

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5 Things You Need to Live Off the Grid in Alaska

What’s piqued your interest about living off-grid in Alaska? Is it the feeling of freedom—the knowledge that you’re completely independent? Is it the fact that you can choose to live absolutely anywhere, even in the middle of the wilderness? Is it that sense of pride that comes from self-sufficiency? Whatever first attracted you to the idea of living off the grid in Alaska, there comes a time to stop dreaming and start planning. In other words, let’s talk about exactly what you need to live off the grid in Alaska. We’ll cover five basic necessities—and the not-so-basic versions of each that can make your life […]

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13 Things Every Alaska Resident Should Own

You made it! You’ve successfully moved to Alaska, and you’re getting yourself settled into your home in the Last Frontier. Now it’s time to stock up so you’re prepared for anything Alaska might throw at you. Below, you’ll find our list of the 13 things every Alaska resident should own. Whether you buy these items before you move—or make your purchases after you arrive—having these items on hand will ensure you’re ready for every kind of Alaskan adventure. Item #1: Bear Spray You’ll find bears almost everywhere in Alaska—especially brown bears, also known as grizzly bears. (Side note: If you’ve never lived in an area […]

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The Complete Guide to Fishing in Alaska for Residents & Visitors

For many visitors to Alaska, fishing is a can’t-miss activity. For many residents, it’s a way of life—a family pastime, a way to put dinner on the table, and a pathway to sustaining traditions and cultural practices. Whether you’re considering a vacation in Alaska, planning a move to the Last Frontier, or researching Alaska’s wildlife regulations as a resident, we’ll show you everything you need to know about fishing in Alaska. We’ll cover: What kind of fishing you’ll find in Alaska for visitors and residents Whether you need a license for fishing in Alaska What kind of fish you can catch in Alaska Where to […]

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14 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Alaska

You may know Alaska as the 49th state, as the Last Frontier, as a place of unspoiled wilderness, abundant wildlife, brutal winters, and incredible natural beauty. However, we suspect there are still a few things you probably don’t know about Alaska. Check out this list of lesser-known facts about the Land of the Midnight Sun—and see how much you really know about Alaska. #1: The U.S. Wrote a Check to Purchase Alaska (And We Still Have a Copy of It!) In 1867, the U.S. ratified an agreement with Russia to purchase Alaska for the price of $7.2 million. Using the average inflation rate of the […]

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