Island’s dominant watershed; only road-accessed high country

Bedrock and surficial geology of Fish Creek watershed. Fish Creek fault runs through Auke Lake on the mainland, and continues SE through Seymour Canal on Admiralty Island.

Bedrock and surficial geology of Fish Creek watershed. Fish Creek fault runs through Auke Lake on the mainland, and continues SE through Seymour Canal on Admiralty Island.

 

In mid-August, before the subalpine plants faded into autumn senescence, I got to fly my new Solo quadcopter over the parkland near Cropley lake. The camera gimbal had not yet arrived, so this video is a little shakey. Can’t wait to do some stabilized flying over these lovely meadows next summer!

cropley from Richard Carstensen on Vimeo.

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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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Natural History of Juneau Trails: A Watershed Approach

$24.00

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.