Lovely risen valley, uplift features, pocket beaches

Hydrologically speaking, the tiny, 0.6-square-mile Amalga Meadows watershed is an appendage of Peterson Creek watershed; its meandering, unnamed stream drains south into the Salt Chuck. Historically, however, Amalga Meadows were more strongly associated with the greater Herbert-Eagle watershed, because of the horse-tram connection at Eagle River Landing.

SSE toward Eagle Valley Center from Amalga Meadows

Luknax daayi, no translation (Petersen Creek 25-mile)

No Lingít name is given in published atlases for this important stream flowing into Eeyák’w, small rapid (Salt Chuck) at 25-mile Glacier Highway. Waters have been further muddied by the naming of 2 different Peterson Creeks—one here and one at Outer Point. In my interpretive work for CBJ I distinguish them as Peterson-OP and Peterson-25mi.

The name Luknax daayi comes from a list given to me by Marie Olson, Wooshkeetaan, who learned it from Cecilia Kunz. Cecilia’s husband Edward Kunz Sr. had deep roots in this watershed, and at Asx’ee, twisted tree, (Eagle River), to the north.

Northwest down Luknax daayi to the bridge before the Salt Chuck.

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Bedrock geology of Luknax daayi watershed, heavily worked by miners in the early 1900s.

In this section

GeoPDF Eeyák’w (Amalga-Peterson)

High-resolution GeoPDF pair for field navigation at Eeyák’w, small rapid (Amalga Salt Chuck). In apps such as Avenza, on your…

2018 | Richard Carstensen | 2 geoPDFs

Supplement to the CBJ wetlands surveys, 2016

In summer 2014, Koren Bosworth, Cathy Pohl, Andrew Allison and I surveyed wetlands throughout the CBJ. Although we were not…

2016 | Richard Carstensen | 31 page excerpt (of 512p)

Area descriptions for CBJ wetlands surveys, 2014

Supplement to the 2016 Juneau Wetlands Management Plan In summer 2014, Koren Bosworth, Cathy Pohl, Andrew Allison and I surveyed…

2018 | Richard Carstensen | 8 separate pdfs, 2 to 5 MB

Arboretum trailhead signs

In 2010, on contract with CBJ Parks and Recreation, Discovery designed 3-panel sign arrays for 10 trailheads on (or leading…

Amalga trailhead signs

In 2010, on contract with CBJ Parks and Recreation, Discovery designed 3-panel sign arrays for 10 trailheads on (or leading…

Amalga flight

Low-elevation views of the Amalga Salt Chuck and the Eagle Valley Center, under renovation in spring, 2017. amalgaflight from Discovery…

2017 | Richard Carstensen | 3 minutes

Amalga Meadows brochure

Four-fold brochure created for the CBJ Natural History Project describes 1 interpretive stations along Amalga Meadows trail. On your phone,…

2010 | Richard Carstensen | 2 pages

Jensen-Olson Arboretum brochure

Four-fold brochure created for the CBJ Natural History Project maps and describes the Arboretum. On your phone, this digital version…

2010 | Richard Carstensen | 2 pages

Wildlife “out the road”

Report †to the Southeast Alaska Land Trust on habitats and wildlife use of glacially-rebounding valleys from 25 to 28-mile Glacier…

2003 | Richard Carstensen | 35 pages

Natural history of Juneau trails: A watershed approach

Guide to natural and cultural history of the CBJ, summarizing Discovery’s longterm study on contract with Parks & Recreation that…

2013 | Richard Carstensen | 72 pages