Tag Archives: Sitka Conservation Society

Eco-detectives wanted this Saturday at SNHP!


Ryan Carpenter with Sitka National Historical Park, Janet Clarke with Sitka Sound Science Center, and Molly Johnson with the Sitka Conservation Society discuss Eco-Detectives, an exploratory science activity taking place at the park on Saturday, September 17th from 10 AM … more

Patagonia chef adds twist to Sitka’s Fish-to-Schools

Patagonia corporate chef Tracy On knows that food for kids must be tasty, but she won't "dumb it down." Some ideas: Salmon mac & cheese, salmon corndogs.Tracy On is a chef at Patagonia Headquarters in Ventura, CA. She'll be in Sitka for two weeks working with the Sitka Conservation Society on their Fish to Schools Program. Downloadable audio.

Murkowski talks Trump, Tongass

0f52baae-ceb8-4168-91ce-24cebc96f581Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski is standing amid beers and balloons, speaking to a group of Sitkans.

Kids thank fishermen at “Fish to Schools” lunch

IMG_5543Sitka Conservation Society held its annual "We Love Our Fishermen Lunch" at Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School today (2-17-16) to thank the commercial fishermen who donate salmon and other seafood to provide school lunch to students in Sitka.

Bumps likely in the long road to a new Tongass plan?

Sec. Vilsack's direction to produce a plan that is "ecologically, environmentally, and economically sustainable" is a significant challenge, as managers reckon with a forest that is huge, but also fragile. (Flickr photo, Joseph)The Forest Service is planning to shift its focus from old-growth to young-growth timber harvests in the Tongass National Forest. The transition to young growth got its start early in the Obama administration, and there could be at least three more presidents before it becomes a full reality.

Wild about local foods

IMG_4738Every year, the Sitka Conservation Society hosts a Wild Foods Potluck. It’s an edible celebration of all that can be picked, plucked, hunted, fished, grown, and gathered in Sitka. This year, over 150 people attended and brought dishes to the Alaska Native Brotherhood Founders Hall.

Film crunches the numbers on climate change

dothemathTomorrow (08-05-15), Sitka Conservation Society will screen a 42-minute documentary about climate change called "Do the Math." As intern Matt Simon explains, the film crunches the numbers that measure climate change and documents challenges by activists to the fossil fuel industry. Downloadable audio.

Sitka’s fish-to-schools a ‘success story’ at foods conference

Farm&FishSitka’s Fish-to-Schools program will be one of the featured presentations this week at a regional meeting on sustainable food systems.

‘DUCKumentary’ kicks off park’s environmental film series

Sitka National Historical Park ranger Ryan Carpenter, the Sitka Conservation Society's Mary Wood, and the Sitka Sound Science Center's Ashley Bolwerk are collaborating on a winter film series at the park. The first screening, DUCKumentary, is tonight (7 PM Wed Jan 28 and 2 PM Sat Jan 31, SNHP theater, free admission). Carpenter says Sitka's waterfowl are some of the most beautiful anywhere, and they live fascinating lives. Downloadable audio.

Bird banding

A student in the Sitka Conservation Society's 4H program holds a junco. (Photo by Bethany Goodrich, Sitka Conservation Society)Forest Service technician Gwen Baluss visited Sitka this month to band and measure juncos and other songbirds -- with some help from local students.