Singing voles are vocal little critters found only on St. Matthew Island, and they face threats from climate change and introduced predators.
After 15 years of learning about, exploring, and fighting Pebble Mine, one writer says the proposed mine will be around for generations, one way or another.
St. Matthew, buffered by the Bering Sea and 209 miles away from the nearest village, is among the most remote areas of Alaska.
The Nulato Hills will never draw the attention that Alaska’s prouder mountains receive. Their voice is too subtle, rivers too tranquil. The hills quietly protect their prize with difficult access, and the reward is well worth the challenge, even if there isn’t a feast waiting at the finish.