Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966


Commercial berry pickers not welcome


The commercial berry-picking operation that is looking for blueberries and other berries is a detriment to the natural resource that we all depend on, including all the bears and other wild animals in the valley. We have had a drought last year that has stunted the growth and diminished the salmonberries and other berriesĀ to the point that they are slow in producing fruit this year. As a user of the resource, I would like to see you folks pack your bags and look elsewhere for your profit off the natural resource that we so depend on. Tim Ackerman