Wikipedia:WikiProject Alaska

WikiProject Alaska
This WikiProject is about the U.S. state of Alaska
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"For decades there have been as many different ideas about Alaska as the proverbial blind men had about the elephant." – Harold L. Ickes, 1945

"Alaska is bounded on the north by Stefanssen, on the east by perdition, on the west by Bolshevism, and on the south by applications for government jobs." – Anton Anderson, 1952

"...Alaska was largely a terra incognita; the literature pertaining to it was scanty and of dubious accuracy. In fact, so much was so misleading that it became natural and a seeming duty to put down facts and to correct the inaccuracies found everywhere in the public print." — Edward L. Keithahn, 1966

Welcome to WikiProject Alaska! This WikiProject was formed to foster better articles on the U.S. state of Alaska with a spirit of cooperation. This page and its subpages contain suggestions on formatting and layout of articles, which can be discussed at the project's talk page. To participate, simply add your name at the member section below.

Do consider contributing to our update board!

Overview edit

  Open tasks for Wikipedia:WikiProject Alaska.
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See the talk page (or archives of same) of WP:ALASKA, or of the articles in question, for more information.

This WikiProject was created to organize, format, expand, and exemplify Alaska related articles on Wikipedia. Our to-do list is located to the right, and is in a constant state of flux.

Project divisions edit

  • Communities (talk) — Cities, towns, villages and boroughs.
  • Physical geography (talk) — Regions, parks, climate, physical features.
  • Transportation (talk) — Roads & highways, trails, railroads, ferries, airlines & airports, general aviation, trucking, ships, and pipeline.
  • Culture (talk) — Music, art, popular culture & cultural icons, mass communication, & cultural groups/peoples.
  • People (talk) — Biography on people native to Alaska and those residents who have shaped Alaska.
  • Government (talk) — Government: federal, state and local politics in relation to Alaska.
  • History (talk) — History of Alaska during and prior to statehood.
  • Economy (Talk) — Major Alaska industries, employers, trends, and history relating to the economy of Alaska.

Related WikiProjects edit

Very important to coordinate and collaborate with are the following:


Participants edit


Active members edit

To join WikiProject Alaska, edit this section and add #{{subst:me}} and any comments to the following list of members in alphabetical order by username. Members should place member identification on their user page.

  1. Activist - Traveled much of the state, from the Arctic Ocean to the Bering Straits, to Wrangell, to Homer, to Cold Bay. Created & contributed to articles.
  2. ak49north - Lived in Alaska since age 5; since 1991. From Anchorage, lived in Fairbanks 3 yrs. Former UAF student now attending UAA.
  3. akbeancounter - Lives in Anchorage, travels to Native villages for business and photographs anything that can't escape quickly enough.
  4. akghetto talk (founder)
  5. Mask   otherwise known as User:AKMask, Juneau resident
  6. AnaSoc sociologist with access to University of Alaska research libraries
  7. Anne Bryger Utqiagvik resident and Arctic archaeologist
  8. Alaska Dave (talk) 02:55, 22 March 2018 (UTC) I have lived in Homer for over 35 years and am a very active Open Street Map volunteer. I'm currently adding geographic features for our beautiful state to the OSM database.[reply]
  9. AlaskaTrekker - Walked across about of the state so far, more to come. Have lots of photos of remote areas.
  10. Alchier Kodiak Island Local. Went to school at Mt. Edgecumbe, Alaska state run boarding school.
  11. Argentak Homer-born Alaskan Creole, now residing in Vancouver, Canada.
  12. ARoseWolf - Lived in Alaska for about 17 years.
  13. Av9 - Interested in Alaskan geography
  14. Bahb the Illuminated Lifelong Alaskan.
  15. Beeblebrox Nineteen-year resident of Kenai Peninsula, focused on KPB articles, but also working on the stub list.
  16. Blueelectricstorm Born and raised in Alaska; now residing out-of-state.
  17. Calliopejen1 - From Anchorage, though out-of-state at the moment.
  18. Cgranade - That crazy UAF student... well, one of the very many crazy students, anyway.
  19. CharlesRobertCountofNesselrode - A guy concerned about the status of the De Long Islands for which many brave American men nobly died to discover and claim
  20. cluth - Journalism student at UAA, have lived in Anchorage since 1995, work at the Alaska Railroad.
  21. Cswihart - A guy from Anchorage.
  22. Dean Shan - Born and raised in Interior Alaska.
  23. daemox - A recent (January, 2013), native-born Cascadian immigrant to the Fairbanks area. Attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
  24. Dan H Pitt (talk · contribs) 17:17:03, 15 January 2022 (UTC)  One-time Talkeetna resident, long-time Alaska fan; interested in linguistics and anthropology.[reply]
  25. Deirdre - Alaskan born and raised; publisher, editor, and artist; will add info where I can, proofread, etc.
  26. DinkY2K - wanna-be photographer and naturalist
  27. DocOfSocWanna-be visitr, general interest
  28. Doncram - Interested in historic places; see List of NHLs in AK and List of RHPs in AK
  29. DonKofAK Born in Anchorage of Alaska Native & Native Alaskan parents in 1948. Planning Commissioner, Chairman Emeritus of The CIRI Foundation. Well versed in geography, real estate, land use, aviation and Alaska's history.
  30. Drew Lindow - Lifelong Alaskan, resident of Cordova
  31. Enigmaticjew - I had lived in Fairbanks for 5 1/2 years. I plan on returning within the next few years.
  32. FCYTravis - Possibly UAF Class of '10. Moving up from the San Francisco Bay to finish up my journalism degree.
  33. Goalslammer - Lived 5 yrs in St. Michael, on the Norton Sound; Now permanently residing in Wasilla.
  34. GregoryKohler - just moved to Eagle River, AK but visited during summer/winter break for a couple years
  35. Gypsyleathers - Former resident of Kodiak and Fairbanks, working on bio of relative who is an Alaskan Pioneer
  36. HalfwayAffable (talk · contribs) - Focuses on Muni, Matsu, and politics/
  37. Hayduke - Anthropologist and archaeologist from Fairbanks.
  38. IanHerriott - Fairbanksan since 2003. Occasionally fly south.
  39. the iBook of the Revolution: Anchoragemiut now in Oregon. Working the IPA and Wikipedia:WikiProject Spoken Wikipedia.
  40. IndigoAK200 - Fourteen year resident of Alaska. I'll probably help out on the more technology/business related articles (GCI, ACS, Alascom for instance).
  41. Jonathan.s.kt - Lifelong Sitkan.
  42. Kareeser - Took a vacation in Alaska, and now wants to learn & expand WP information on all things Alaskan.
  43. Kintrix - Stationed in Fairbanks for three years and fell in love with the state.
  44. knowmoore - Teacher at a Yup'ik village on the Lower Kuskokwim.
  45. l'aquatique[talk] - What's there to say about me...? From Juneau.
  46. LeheckaG - South-Eastern Alaska resident (transplanted from Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, Ohio); traveling between Naukati Bay, Anchorage and Dinglishna Hills.
  47. Longestview - Making maps and pages for historical Alaskan elections.
  48. Marlinite (talk · contribs) - Contributor to Alaskan towns and looking for other communities with no current article to add.
  49. Merovingian - am interested in state history and geography; will do what I can.
  50. Microwavedfork - Lifelong Alaskan, hoping to clean up some articles.
  51. Mizu onna sango15 - Always lived in AK and enjoys the wilderness and, of course, the dividends.
  52. Mr.crabby (Talk) - North Carolina resident, but have always had an interest in Alaska.
  53. Mycranthebigalt (talk · contribs) 10:36:59, 5 May 2022 (UTC)  - Alt of Wikiproject:Alaska member Mycranthebigman.[reply]
  54. Owco - Lived in Alaska for over 8 years, attend school here.
  55. penguinece - Born in Sitka, raised in Juneau. Grew up fishing on the Alsek River. Currently living in Maine.
  56. Phahyt - Raised in Chugiak, Been to all around the state ( As north as Prudhoe Bay and as South as Juneau, As east as Tetlin, and as west as uhh I haven’t been west but my dads been to a lot of villi ages and the farthest west being stlawrence
  57. Redtitan - From WA state, big fan of Alaska, and climate geek. I specialize in adding climate information, using the WRCC (Western Regional Climate Center) as a reference. I add weatherboxes and Köppen types to location pages.
  58. Shunpiker - Former Alaskan, subject to nostalgic bouts of insomnia
  59. Sipik06 - Alaska resident since 2010
  60. Skookum1 (talk) - a BCer, a Canuck, often a pain in the ass and way too long winded almost on any day; working on Pacific Northwest history and geography in general, gold rushes and marine history in particular, and just lately doing a lot on Russian America articles, so might as well add myself....
  61. Slamforeman - Visited Alaska and thought it was quite nice! Recently contributed to articles about Ninilchik and Akiachak, and I hope to contribute much more.
  62. stellertony - Sophomore at Steller Secondary School and lifelong Alaskan.
  63. subarcticsensing- Yuk from the coast, researcher & engineer.
  64. Sue Rangell[citation needed] All about Denali and Kenai.
  65. Ted Clayton - Olympic Peninsula local, Quillayute & Sol Duc rivers. Logged on Kuiu Island & Hobart Bay, Southeast Alaska.
  66. TempestDevil - Somewhat new to Wikipedia, Senior at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, Alaska.
  67. Wrad - Spent a few years traveling in Alaska, from Fairbanks to Homer, and from Anchorage to Sitka.
  68. Wren King - Moved to Ketchikan in 2018, amateur photographer.
  69. Yksin - Alaskan since 1982, live in Anchorage.
  70. Yupik - Spent time in Nome and across the Bering in Provideniya. Learned some Yup'ik in Alaska and have been fascinated by it ever since.
  71. Zero Gravitas - Lifelong Alaskan, live in Anchorage
  72. AlaskaGal~ ^_^ - From the UK, huge fan of Alaska & Alaskan politics, stemming from an early fascination with Senator Ted Stevens, which grew into an at-large love of Alaska. ~ AlaskaGALT
  73. Shackpoet - Alaskan since 2003, educator, librarian, Alaska literary advocate.
  74. Kpmcg - Former resident. Born and raised in Sitka. Lived in Sitka, Juneau, Anchorage, and Fairbanks.

Former members edit

Thank you for your help! Please move your username back to the active list when you can participate again.

  1. Aconcagua - User from Germany, who is working on articles about Alaska at de.wp (been to Alaska in 1994)
  2. Angelikfire - Italian, I've been fascinated by Alaska for quite some time.
  3. Coldplay Expert (talk) To be honest I have never been to Alaska but I would love to live there! (I also have relatives in Anchorage.)
  4. Foryst - Former Esteroid, and general wikipedia lurker. Cleans up small bits here and there.
  5. Luigizanasi - From across the 141st meridian in Whitehorse, Yukon. Helping on articles on history, geography and natural history that cross the border.

Member identification edit

Members of WikiProject Alaska should place one of the following on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject Alaska participants.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject Alaska participants]] none linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Alaska}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Alaska}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Alaska|invite}} linked pages

For other Alaska user templates see Category:Alaska user templates. We also have an advertisement! Add {{wikipedia ads|ad=142}} to your userpage, which displays like this:

Infoboxes edit

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Infobox for use on regions, cities, and boroughs; placed at the bottom of article pages.

Award edit


The Alaskan Barnstar is awarded to users who have made particularly fine contributions to Alaska-related articles, and/or to WikiProject Alaska.

To award the Alaskan Barnstar, use the following code:

{{AKBarnstar|YOUR TEXT HERE ~~~~}}

For example:

==Alaskan Barnstar for excellent edits==
{{subst:AKBarnstar|I hereby award you the Alaskan Barnstar for your excellent edits in Anchorage-related articles. ~~~~}}

Templates edit

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{{WikiProject Alaska}}

Template showing an article, image, category, or template is part of this WikiProject. Placed at the top of talk pages, not articles.

After tagging an article, you can add it and its talk page to Wikipedia:WikiProject Alaska/Alaska recent changes if you want it to show up before the next update.

 Alaska NA‑class
 This article is within the scope of WikiProject Alaska, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the U.S. state of Alaska on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
NAThis article has been rated as NA-class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
{{Alaska History}}

Template to categorize different periods in Alaska's history; placed toward the top of history-related article pages.


Stub notice for Alaska articles not covered by one of the other stub categories; placed at the bottom of article pages


Stub notice for articles dealing with Alaska locations or geographical features; placed at the bottom of article pages


Stub notice for Alaska politicians; placed at the bottom of article pages


Stub notice for Alaska schools (but not colleges or universities); placed at the bottom of article pages

For Alaska-related articles needing a photograph, use {{Image requested|in=Alaska}} in the talk page, which adds the article needing a photo to Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Alaska. You can help Wikipedia by uploading freely licensed photographs for these articles to Wikimedia Commons.

The Free Image Search Tool may be able to locate suitable images on other web sites.

The Image Existence Checker shows articles in this list that have images.

Userboxes edit

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{{Template:User Alaska}}
{{Template:User interest Alaska|6}}
 This user is interested in the U.S. State of Alaska.
{{Template:User interest Alaska|8}}
 This user is interested in the U.S. State of Alaska.
{{Template:User interest Alaska|10}}
 This user is interested in the U.S. State of Alaska.
{{Template:User interest Alaska|12}}
 This user is interested in the U.S. State of Alaska.
{{Template:User WikiProject Alaska}} Usage
{{Template:User WP Alaska}} Usage
{{Template:User WPAlaska}} Usage
 This user has visited Alaska.

Article alerts edit

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Alaska stubs edit

If the priority articles in the to do list aren't of interest to you, you can always expand any of the multitude of Alaska-related stubs. The Alaska stub tree is outlined below.

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{{Alaska-baseball-team-stub}} Category:Western United States baseball team stubs Links
{{Alaska-basketball-team-stub}} Category:Western United States basketball team stubs Links
{{Alaska-footyclub-stub}} Category:Western United States soccer club stubs Links
{{Alaska-newspaper-stub}} Category:Western United States newspaper stubs Links
{{Alaska-sport-stub}} Category:Western United States sport stubs Links
{{Alaska-sport-team-stub}} Category:Western United States sports team stubs Links
{{Alaska-transport-stub}} Category:Western United States transportation stubs Links
{{Alaska-tv-station-stub}} Category:Western United States television station stubs Links
{{Alaska-airport-stub}} Category:Alaska airport stubs None Links
{{Alaska-baseball-venue-stub}} Category:Alaska building and structure stubs Category:Western United States baseball venue stubs Links
{{Alaska-bridge-struct-stub}} Category:Western United States bridge (structure) stubs Links
{{Alaska-church-stub}} Category:Western United States church stubs Links
{{Alaska-hospital-stub}} Category:Western United States hospital stubs Links
{{Alaska-museum-stub}} Category:Western United States museum stubs Links
{{Alaska-railstation-stub}} Category:Western United States railway station stubs Links
{{Alaska-sports-venue-stub}} Category:Western United States sports venue stubs Links
{{Alaska-struct-stub}} None Links
{{Alaska-geo-stub}} Category:Alaska geography stubs Links
{{Alaska-protected-area-stub}} Category:Western United States protected area stubs Links
{{Alaska-road-stub}} Category:Western United States road stubs Links
{{Alaska-geologic-formation-stub}} Category:Alaska geologic formation stubs None Links
{{Alaska-bio-stub}} Category:Alaska people stubs Links
{{Alaska-mayor-stub}} Category:Alaska politician stubs Category:Western United States mayor stubs Links
{{Alaska-politician-stub}} None Links
{{Alaska-radio-station-stub}} Category:Alaska radio station stubs Links
{{Alaska-NRHP-stub}} Category:Alaska Registered Historic Place stubs Links
{{Alaska-school-stub}} Category:Alaska school stubs Links
{{Alaska-university-stub}} Category:Western United States university stubs Links
{{AleutiansWestAK-geo-stub}} Category:Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska geography stubs None Links
{{DenaliAK-geo-stub}} Category:Interior Alaska geography stubs Links
{{FairbanksNorthStarAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{SoutheastFairbanksAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{JuneauAK-geo-stub}} Category:Juneau Borough, Alaska geography stubs Links
{{KenaiPeninsulaAK-geo-stub}} Category:Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska geography stubs Links
{{NorthSlopeAK-geo-stub}} Category:North Slope Borough, Alaska geography stubs Links
{{NomeAK-geo-stub}} Category:Northern Alaska geography stubs Links
{{NorthwestArcticAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{AnchorageAK-geo-stub}} Category:Southcentral Alaska geography stubs Links
{{MatanuskaSusitnaAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{HainesAK-geo-stub}} Category:Southeast Alaska geography stubs Links
{{HoonahAngoonAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{KetchikanGatewayAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{PetersburgAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{PrinceofWalesHyderAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{SitkaAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{SkagwayAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{WrangellAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{YakutatAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{AleutiansEastAK-geo-stub}} Category:Southwest Alaska geography stubs Links
{{BethelAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{BristolBayAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{DillinghamAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{KodiakIslandAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{KusilvakAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{LakeAndPeninsulaAK-geo-stub}} Links
{{YukonKoyukukAK-geo-stub}} Category:Yukon–Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska geography stubs Links

Assessment edit

Find a photograph edit

Many Alaska articles lack photographs: some of these can be found at Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Alaska. If any are located near you, you can help Wikipedia by uploading a freely licensed photograph to Wikimedia Commons.

Resources edit

The following periodicals are indexed and available from various subscription databases for the time periods indicated, in either audio, video, abstract, citation, or full-text format. If you wish information from them, or regarding a specific topic, and cannot access them, please send me an e-mail indicating your e-mail address and the topic you are interested in, and I will forward to you what I can recover. John Carter (talk) 18:39, 6 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]