A description of Cowee-Davies, relative to the other 9 watersheds studied during our CBJ Natural History Project, is basically all superlatives: wildest, biggest, fishiest, beariest, most forested-glaciated-uplifted and most ecologically indispensable to our borough. Its most popular attractions today are trails threading the lovely lower meadows. But the upper watershed is equally rich and spectacular.

Ch’eet’ Taayí: murrelet fat (Cowee Creek):CBJ's largest, wildest, most productive watershed. Home of Héen Latinee Experimental Forest

Ch’eet’ Taayí: murrelet fat (Cowee Creek):CBJ’s largest, wildest, most productive watershed. Home of Héen Latinee Experimental Forest


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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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Natural History of Juneau Trails: A Watershed Approach


If you or someone on your gift list enjoys Juneau’s outdoors, this book is for you.  It is packed with information for the hiker, hunter, or any student of the outdoors.  Richard’s insightful text, full color maps, and dozens of recent and historic photographs explain the landforms, water features, and natural environments Juneau residents navigate every day.  Dive in for a whole new understanding of the areas you love to explore, with one of Southeast Alaska’s foremost naturalists.

Pond & Davies at Echo Cove

This booklet guides the reader through Alaska State Library's collection of historic photos of the Echo Cove area by turn-of-the-century miners Percy Pond and Lloyd Winter.  Carstensen describes and annotates the photos, putting them in historical, cultural, and natural contexts.  Originally used as enticing advertisements for prospective investors, these photographs are amazing windows into Juneau's past.

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