Raised former tideland

On glacially rebounding sites throughout northern Southeast, lush herbaceous meadows of variable width on recently elevated tideland begin just above extreme high water. The meadow surfaces are generally well-drained and eventually succeed to forest. But as long as uplift continues at a more rapid pace than world sea-level rise, new uplift meadow will be created from tidal marsh as fast as it is lost to advancing forest.

View northwest over Peterson Creek parkland to Amalga Harbor, September, 2015. Eagle River delta in left distance. During the Juneau Wetlands Management Plan Update Project, 2014-2015, the Bosworth field team assessed forested and floodplain wetlands, fen/marsh, and lush wet meadows, all on former tidelands in this area.

View northwest over Peterson Creek parkland to Amalga Harbor, September, 2015. Eagle River delta in left distance. During the Juneau Wetlands Management Plan Update Project, 2014-2015, the Bosworth field team assessed forested and floodplain wetlands, fen/marsh, and lush wet meadows, all on former tidelands in this area.

Contour lines show zones of equivalent uplift rates.

Contour lines show zones of equivalent uplift rates.

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Common Flowers of Southeast Alaska

$9.00

Our laminated tri-fold pocket guide on Flowers gives you information to identify common Southeast Alaskan flowers, and can handle a rainstorm…like July.

Cowee-Davies Watershed Brochure

This brochure gives you a brief introduction to the natural history of the Cowee Davies watershed.  You’ll find information about forests, fish, Tlingit history, and more.

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Documenting change through repeat photography in Southeast Alaska

This report highlights historical photographs of Southeast Alaska from a variety of archives.  It focuses on repeat photography, the act of retaking historical photos and juxtaposing them with the originals in order to see changes in the land over time.  Not only does this report cover most of Southeast Alaska, it also offers insights into the past and future of photographic documentation.

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Glacial Rebound in the Mendenhall Wetlands

This report contains GIS (Geographic Information Systems) mapping and analysis for the Mendenhall Wetland State Game Refuge.  You’ll find information on glacial rebound, vegetation types, tidal elevations, and glacial rebound, all supported by GIS maps and detailed photographs.  Conservation value for the land is also discussed.

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Hotspots: Bird Survey of Mendenhall Wetlands (April 2002 to May 2003)

This report is the culmination of eighteen bird surveys conducted in the Mendenhall Wetlands, an area widely recognized as an important habitat for migrating birds.  The survey results are complimented by GIS maps, graphs, and extensive habitat descriptions.  Looking towards the future, this report also addresses concerns about habitat use and destruction in the Wetlands.

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Natural History of Amalga Meadows

This guide to the Amalga Meadows is part of a series by Richard Carstensen on Juneau watersheds. Walk the area as you follow the 11 stations on this guide to learn about the diverse habitats at Amalga Meadows.

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Natural History of Fish Creek Estuary

This guide to the Fish Creek Estuary is part of a series by Richard Carstensen on Juneau watersheds.  12 stations will guide you along a walk exploring change the area has seen due to human development and natural estuarine succession.

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Streamwalking

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Our laminated tri-fold guide to Streamwalking is the guide you’ll want in your pocket when you’re bushwacking in the Tongass.  It covers a variety of common plants and animals of Southeast Alaskan streams and ponds.  Top your waders all you want, it can take a dunk.

Summer 2003 Newsletter, Risen Valleys: Wildlands ‘out the road.’

In our Summer 2003 newsletter you’ll find an article by Katy Hocker on the “risen valleys” area between Amalga Harbor and Eagle River.  Hocker discusses wildlife in the area, and offers suggestions for human use.  Hocker also looks at the impact of dogs on wild area in her article “Dog day thoughts.”  You will also find a tracking “puzzle” and a page from Hocker’s field notebook.

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The Mendenhall Wetlands: a globally recognized Important Bird Area

The Mendenhall Wetlands have long been recognized as an important habitat for a large variety of birds.  This book provides an exhaustive picture of this federally recognized “Important Bird Area.”  It begins with a brief history of how the wetlands came to fall under environmental protection, and goes on to describe the birds that call the area home. You’ll also find information on vegetation, mammals, invertebrates, and ecological interactions in the wetlands.  The pages are complimented by wonderful color photographs of birds.

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The Streamwalker’s Companion

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This is an overview of streamwalking in Southeast Alaska intended for anyone who wants to put on a pair of boots and study the myriad lifeforms in our streams. You’ll find some biology here, and some chemistry, and some hydrology.  Streams are incredibly complex systems; this book helps a budding naturalist take a first leap into the water.

Wildlife “Out the Road”

This is a report from Richard Carstensen  to the Southeast Alaska Land Trust on habitats and wildlife use of glacially-rebounding valleys from 25 to 28-mile Glacier Highway in Juneau. They call this area “risen valleys,” and in the report you can trace animal use and habitat descriptions for this remarkable portion of Southeast Alaska. This report contains extensive habitat descriptions, photographs, and animal descriptions.

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