While the Southeastern US was battered by severe Christmas weather, Sitkans enjoyed another day of brief-but-welcome sunshine. This is Mother Earth on Tommy Joseph’s Centennial Totem at Sitka National Historical Park. As photographer Hugh Bevan knows, it’s one of the best places to catch some late-afternoon rays.
Co-chairs Tessa Francis and Phil Levin of the Ocean Modeling Forum, as well as Harvey Kitka, who serves on Sitka Tribe of Alaska's Herring Committee -- are all members of the Pacific Herring Working Group. The group is holding three days of meetings in Sitka this week. Downloadable audio. The Sitka Sound Science Center and the National Park Service will host a public talk by Russ Jones and Melissa Poe (two of the working group members) at the NPS Visitor Center on August 25th at 7 PM. more