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The Tongass National Forest draws millions of tourists each year. They come to kayak to the face of thundering waterfalls, to watch bears fishing in thriving salmon streams, and hike through some of the last old growth temperate rainforest on earth. For those of us who live here, the Tongass is where we go to breathe deep and recharge. It’s a spectacular and unique place that gives us so much. . One way to give back is to become a member of Sitka Conservation Society! We’re a local, grassroots conservation group dedicated to protecting the natural environment of the Tongass National Forest while supporting the development of sustainable communities across Southeast Alaska. . When you join SCS, you join a community of people like you who care about protecting the Tongass and working together toward sustainability. You advocate for the places you love. And most importantly—you raise your voice. Our members increase our influence with decision-makers, and we bring your voices directly to the people who most need to hear what you have to say. . You also get our calendar and annual report, filled with stunning shots of the Tongass by local photographers and stories of Alaskans working together on the ground to build resilient communities. . Join SCS today! Link in bio. 🌲👍 . 📸: Adam Andis
Sunset from the tombolo where we landed on our third day in the southern Prince of Wales barrier islands. A tombolo is defined as "a bar of sand or shingle joining an island to the mainland". Joining Douglass Is with an unnamed northern island, this particular tombolo was home for a few days while we explored the open coast and deep cut inlets of PoW. A perfect place to land, cook, and muse before retreating into a grove of old growth cedar to sleep. I realized that I haven't shared much/any from our PoW trip that @kaylynmesser and I took back in August. I'll be fixing that here shortly. . . . . #seakayaking #paddle #alaska #seak #princeofwales #tongass #southeastalaska #nikonf6
My kind of country. Small griz and wolf tracks. #alaskawolf #alaskamagazine #tongass #savethetongass #alaskawildlife
‘Tis the season for the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree. 🌲 🎅🏻 • • • #tistheseason #notafishpic #tongass #christmastree #hohoho
Where's Waldo! Find the goats in this hanging glacier vallley wall | Endicott Arm, AK
New Alder grow out of glacial rock cobble, Fjord walls of limestone and granite left behind show how Dawes Glacier etched and scarred the surface.
First turns of the season yesterday, I love this place!! . . 📮Postcard by @kindred_post #eaglecrest #tongass #juneau #kplomogiveaway
entering tongass national forest #tongass #ketchikan #alaska
Roughly the size of West Virginia, the #Tongass National Forest is also the largest national forest in the U.S.! . . . .#DYK #themoreyouknow 🌈. . . .📸 @sitkawild
SumDum Glacier photographed from Wood Spit, AK; is melting from warmed water underneath (dues to increased temps), sliding down the mountainside about 1/2 mi. in one year and losing ~ 100 feet in thickness from carbon carbon emissions from lower 48. Climate change is a reality, there's no denying actual proof!
Auke Bay, #Alaska , in the sunshine yesterday. #beauty #nature #rainforest #Tongass
Lena Point, Juneau, Alaska #beauty #rainforest #Tongass #oceans
We ❤️ Alaskan winter skiff trips to Tongass cabins with friends (who are family)! Last weekend we visited three public cabins on the Tongass National Forest, running the boat between wind and rain storms from sheltered cove to sheltered cove. Even when the waves were choppy and the rain came down in sheets, bits of sun would beam out across distant peaks, lighting up the forest like magic and reminding us just how special it is to be alive in this wild place. . We love where we live. That’s why our new Tongass Wild line of products is dedicated to protecting what we love, with 10% of profits donated direct to salmon conservation in our Alaskan rainforest. . Please come visit, and in the meantime, order our Tongass Wild Alder-Smoked Coho to taste a little of what this region has to offer and help us pay it forward to keep this place vibrant. . Link to Tongass Wild smoked salmon in bio. Check us out at www.schoolhousefish.com . . . #lovewhereyoulive #protectwhatyoulove #tongass #tongasscabins #skifftrip #campout #family #alaska #alaskalife #tongassnationalforest #celebratesoutheast #goodgifts #giftsforgood #payitforward #kayak #ocean #boat #mountains #adventure #winter #outdoors
Our coastal communities, like Sitka, are surrounded by the Tongass National Forest. The rivers of the Tongass provide the wild salmon we rely on. We hunt Sitka black tail deer along the ridges of the mountains in the fall. We have access to world class trails, right here in our backyard. The Tongass is home, and its richness is what sustains our communities. . One way to give back to the forest that gives us so much is to become a member of Sitka Conservation Society! We’re a local, grassroots conservation group dedicated to protecting the natural environment of the Tongass National Forest while supporting the development of sustainable communities across Southeast Alaska. . When you join SCS, you join a community of people like you who care about protecting the Tongass and working together toward sustainability. You advocate for the places you love. And most importantly—you raise your voice. Our members increase our influence with decision-makers, and we bring your voices directly to the people who most need to hear what you have to say. . You also get our calendar and annual report, filled with stunning shots of the Tongass by local photographers and stories of Alaskans working together on the ground to build resilient communities. . Join SCS today! Link in bio. 🌲👍 . @bethanysgoodrich
“We tramped through chest-deep forests of sedges, our boots sinking into the deep mud.” – said Caitlin Purdome, who led a crew of young volunteers into the Duncan Salt Chuck Wilderness this summer to remove brass buttons, a fast-spreading invasive plant. Immersed in the wilderness, they experienced first-hand the challenges and rewards of on-the-ground stewardship. Projects like these are crucial to training the next generation of wilderness stewards and inspiring an ethic of care. Photo: @shreshak · · · · · #tongass #nationalforest #tongassnationalforest #publiclands #itsallyours #keepitpublic #rainforest #forestry #habitat #naturalresources #sustainable #sustainability #getoutside #publiclandsproud #sitka #sitkaalaska #alaska #stewardship #wilderness #wild #pnw #upnorth #alaskan #southeastalaska #outside #OptOutside
The mountains of the Tongass National Forest have already seen some snowy days! As the days grow darker and we near the end of the year, it’s a good time to reflect on all these public lands have given us and what we can give back in return. . One way is to become a member of Sitka Conservation Society! We’re a local, grassroots conservation group dedicated to protecting the natural environment of the Tongass National Forest while supporting the development of sustainable communities across Southeast Alaska. . When you join SCS, you join a community of people like you who care about protecting the Tongass and working together toward sustainability. You advocate for the places you love. And most importantly—you raise your voice. Our members increase our influence with decision-makers, and we bring your voices directly to the people who most need to hear what you have to say. . You also get our calendar and annual report, filled with stunning shots of the Tongass by local photographers and stories of Alaskans working together on the ground to build resilient communities. . Join SCS today! Link in bio. 🌲👍 . 📸: @bethanysgoodrich
The handsome model for this shoot was less than pleased with not being allowed to immediately devour the product. Luckily, the same rules don’t apply to you! . Order our delicious Alder-Smoked Coho this week to get it shipped USPS direct before Christmas! . Available in “Snacker” box of two 8 oz. portions, or “Homesteader” with fifteen 8 oz. packs. . Preserved in Tongass alder smoke and packed in shelf stable portions, our smoked salmon is perfect for holiday tables. We love salmon and cheese platters, blended smoked salmon dips, and yes, we have been known to throw a scrap or two to our four-footed sidekick Keeja the dog😉. But only when she is a very, very good girl. . Purchase with link in bio! www.schoolhousefish.com/smoked-salmon/ . All our wild coho is hand caught aboard our boat, processed in our rural Alaskan community, and the Tongass Wild brand means a portion of profits are donated to Alaska salmon conservation in our rainforest home. . #smokedsalmon #tongass #coho #holidaygiftguide #holidays #gifts #giftsthatgiveback #salmonlove #paleogifts #paleo #protein #proteinpacked #healthyfood #foodiegifts #yummy #salmon #wild #wildfood #giftideas #giftsforhim #giftbox #givesalmon #knowyourfisherman #alaska #alaskagifts
I want to thank YOU! From the bottom of my bowl, right up to the rim: Thank You. 😀 Bad bowl jokes aside—I am so grateful to every person who has supported my work. And if I can define "support"—supporting my work goes well beyond just purchases. Support is everything from the 👍 or ♥️ of a social media to the insights of my closest advisors (you know who you are...even though each of you is too humble to acknowledge how much you've helped.) Everyone who attended the Sitka Artisan Market was outstanding in their support of my work. Many of you purchases bowls for yourself or for presents, and I have to stop and pinch myself for what an honored position that gives me. And a number of you apologized for not having the money to purchase a bowl from me: but that's not the point. I am grateful for the purchases, and grateful for all the appreciation of what I create! On a bigger level: this isn't about me. I just make the bowls. This is about Alaskan wilderness and YOU. The Alaskan forest and wilderness are my deepest inspirations. The job of an artist is to share what they love with people who find value in what is shared. You have kindly given me your attention as an audience for the work that is so much bigger than me. From the bottom of my heart: Thank You! 🙏🙏🙏 . . . #gratitude #grateful #thankful #thankyou #thanks #honored #alaska #alaskanwilderness #tongass #nationalforest
Process of finding steelhead begins one step at a time through the rainforest #upperleftusa #alaska #tongass #itsinyournature #flyfishing #tugisthedrug 📸@Israelpatterson
Come take a visual walk in one of my favorite local forests. This stand of trees is about 100 years old. It was logged when the cannery was built in Hoonah. In 100 years, the stand has reached its teenage years with no undergrowth and a mossy bed. It will be another 200 years before it becomes a full-fledged old growth forest again. #Forest #Alaska #ForestWalk #Photography #OldGrowth #Tongass #TongassNationalForest #IcyStrait #IcyStraitPoint #SoutheastAlaska #Trees #Moss #Green #Hoonah #IanLWW
Mungkin langkah kita dianggap tak berarti, Namun setidaknya bekasnya masih tersimpu menunggu waktu #tongass #probolinggo_barat
shire vibes #muskeg #alaska #tongass
Sometimes if you want your voice to be heard, you’ve got to fly across the country to speak up. 🌲 🎣 • • • #keepalaskaroadless #notafishpic #southeastalaska #tongass #tongassnationalforest #gorlsthatfish #fightforyourright #keepalaskawild #whydoyouflyfish #protectwhatyoulove
Pursue what inspires you. | Moody lighting filters through the dancing clouds onto this Sitka Spruce Tree and background on an a-typical winter morning. | Juneau, Alaska | ©️Zachary A.M. Kelly 2018 | . . . #tree #sprucetree #christmastree #spruce #juneau #juneaualaska #alaska #southeastalaska #sealaska #tongass #tongassnationalforest #landscapephotography #nature #forest #inspire #downtownjuneau #douglas #douglasisland
Happy holidays from our porch to yours! Got a few names to cross off that gift list? Still time to send your loved ones gift packs of our Alder-Smoked Coho, caught by hook & line aboard the F/V Happy Time. . . Order via the link in our bio! . Preserved with local Tongass alder wood, our shelf-stable portions fit nicely in stockings or we can ship direct (with a sweet holiday card) almost anywhere in the world! . The best part is 10% of profits from our “Tongass Wild Rainforest Salmon” products are donated direct to salmon conservation in Alaska. A gift that gives back! Here’s to paying it forward for vibrant fishing communities for many holiday seasons to come! . . . #holidaygiftguide #holidays #happyholidays #christmaswreath #wreath #petersburgak #alaska #smalltown #fishingtown #gifts #gift #giftideas #tongass #fish #smokedsalmon #salmon #coho #fishgifts #protein #wildfood #organic #natural
Awesome little town and a great article from NPR about the people who live here! https://www.kcaw.org/2018/12/04/living-in-a-raindrop-meet-the-newest-family-in-elfin-cove-alaska/ #upperleftusa #tugisthedrug #fishing #tongass #alaska #community
Our Alder-Smoked Coho is super yummy, makes a lovely holiday gift (we’ll fill out the card and send!), and comes in shelf-stable packs that ship USPS direct through December. . 🌲As our flagship “Tongass Wild” product, we also donate 10% of smoked-salmon profits back to salmon conservation in our rainforest home.🌲 . ❤️Follow that link in the bio to order yours❤️ . . . #giftsthatgiveback #tongassnationalforest #salmonlove #alaskagifts #fishgifts #fish #smokedsalmon #yum #yummy #wildfood #protein #feelgood #tongasswild #tongass #rainforestsalmon #rainforest #salmonforest
This past summer, a team of young volunteers went out to the Duncan Salt Chuck Wilderness to survey and remove an invasive plant called brass buttons, which has been slowly taking over the salt marsh. Fighting tides and weather conditions made the work challenging, but our crew was able to remove over 130 bags of the plants! Stewardship projects like this help keep our wilderness areas healthy. We depend on these ecosystems for our fisheries and economies, which means we all have the responsibility to care for these places in return. 📸: @caitlinsniltiac
Flying above these massive ice fields has to be one of the coolest things I’ve seen to this day. Pictures didn’t do it justice. #whereitallstarts #icefields #glaciers #throwback #alaska #southeast #ak #tongass #madeforwinter #tongassnationalforest #ice #aviation #stayelevated #floatplane #wishwehadskison #pnwlife #keepitwinter
Yesterday when we started our hunt hike with headlamps in the dark, the forest was encased in crystal. I tried to capture even the slightest hint of what it looked like, i. e. winding our way through a forest of stars. #Tongass #Americansalmonforest #hikingthroughstars
Sometimes the sun comes out in Ketchikan! #ketchikan #rainbird #tongass
Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park, on the voyage thru Icy Strait toward Inian Island and Cape Spencer. This is near Lemesurier Island, before we turned south to go to an anchorage in Idaho Inlet for the night. After two days in Glacier Bay seeing and exploring magnificent glaciers, and sightings of orcas and humpback whales, our evening was in a cove full of bald eagle aeries, and sightings of brown bears, and a stream full of salmon readying to spawn. Quintessential Southeast Alaska, and showing off its best sunny weather! #alaska #southeastalaska #glacierbay #icystrait #tongassnationalforest #sunset #amazingalaska #travels #global_nature #globalwonders #tongass
No filters needed on days like this. No wind and clear weather makes for some beautiful scenery. #nofilter #nowind #calmday #flatcalm #reflections #reflectiongram #scenery #cold #alaska #wilderness #nobetterplace #doesntgetbetter #tongass #nationalforest #alone #trees #mountains
Lookit this guy acting all cool like he didn’t notice I was taking a snack time photo. I’m on to you, @bhfootloose. But also, so lucky to get spend such an unbelievably gorgeous day taking a couple of guns for a walk with my pops. #tongass #americansalmonforest #nodeerwereharmed
2018 Case Family Christmas Tree!! 🌲. #christmastree #cutyourown #tongass #letsdecorate
A+ mid-hunt snack-time view. 💗💗💗💗 #Tongass #AmericanSalmonForest
Check out these Dolly Varden from adjacent watersheds on the Yakutat Forelands. There is a lot of under-appreciated diversity in AK stocks. #flyfishing #dollyvarden #wildtrout #Tongass
A cold clear morning and a frosty muskeg bog. A beautifully strange atmosphere. #alaska #ketchikan #southeastalaska #alaskawinter #muskegbog #muskeg #frost #frozen #frozenwater #tongass #tongassnationalforest
It’s still here.... earthquake did no damage. Thanks everyone who reached out! #upperleftusa #tongass #tugisthedrug #fishing #getoutside #flyfishing
Take the long view: After college I read that it was good for your eyes to look at far away things. To take a break from the screen and look to the horizon. So I moved to Alaska. #mighthaveoverdoneit #optoutside #publicland #tongass #wilderness #vortexnation #dehavillandbeaver #bearwatching #brownbear #grizzly #abeardidthistoome
Factual update: Sitka is the LARGEST city in the United States! 4,811.4 square miles total. 2,870.3 square miles of land & 1,941 of water. Population: 8,689. By area Sitka is the seventh largest in the world. Thanks Kathy for pointing this out! . . . #sitkaalaska #sitka #alaska #visitsitka #downtownalaska #alaskalife #explorealaska #alpine #thelastfrontier #sharingalaska #alpine #alpineviews #907 #ak #keepitwild #publiclands #tongass
The Tongass National Forest contains 14,873 miles of rivers and streams and 123,173 acres of lakes and ponds that support and produce wild salmon from the forest. Ultimately, Tongass rivers, lakes, and streams produce 80% of commercial salmon annually harvested from Southeast Alaska. This amounts to roughly 50 million salmon! . 📸: @bethanysgoodrich
First time Balayage for this Alaskan gal!! Babe alert at Tongass Ladies Loft lol 😍 #balayage #blonde #babylights #handpainted #babehair #vans #offthewall #tongass #ketchikan #alaskahair #paulmitchellpro
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