Assembly opposes whale habitat proposal, considers plastic bag ban, approves "social fabric" resolution
January 23, 2020
The Wrangell Borough Assembly met last week, Jan. 14, to discuss the potential establishment of critical habitat areas for humpback whales in Southeast Alaska.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association is proposing these habitat areas be set up all along the Pacific coastline, from Alaska to southern California. NOAA officials held a meeting in Petersburg on Jan. 6 to discuss this proposal. According to a report by the Sentinel's sister-paper, the Petersburg Pilot, these habitat areas are meant to protect the feeding areas for three distinct groups of humpback whales. Lisa Manning,...