Eix’gul’héen, warm springs creek

Charley Switzer, a big-hearted philanthropist that historians remember as a “one-man Glory Hole,” was probably one Important White Guy who deserved to have something named after him. Preferably, though, a street or building, and not this little trout stream precious to the Leeneidí. Jake Cropley told Goldschmidt & Haas (1998):

“Just north of Lemon Creek there is a small creek called Eix’gulhéen. This was a very good stream, especially for a late run of dog salmon, but also for cohos. There were 3 or 4 smokehouses there belonging to the Auk people, but they were crowded out by the road. The fox ranchers have gone up there and fished out this creek. . . The Native people used to go up Lemon Creek to get goat and bear, and to trap mink, marten, wolverine and lynx.”

Trails and stream channels near Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, on 2006 air photos, CBJ. Trails and stream channels near Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School, on 2006 air photos, CBJ.

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GeoPDFs Shaanáx Tlein-Til’héeni (Lemon-Salmon)

Medium-resolution GeoPDF pair for field navigation in Shaanáx Tlein, big valley (Lemon) and Til’héeni, dog salmon creek (Salmon) valleys. In…

2018 | Richard Carstensen | 2 GeoPDFs

GeoPDFs Shaanáx Tlein (Lemon Creek)

High-resolution GeoPDF pair for field navigation on trails in lower Shaanáx Tlein, big valley (lower Lemon Creek watershed). All of…

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

Dzantik’i Héeni Middle School signs

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

Dzantik’i Héeni Loop Trail brochure

Four-fold brochure created for the CBJ Natural History Project describes 14 interpretive stations along the loop trail above Dzantik’i Héeni…

2013 | Richard Carstensen | 2 pages

Switzer/Marriott brochure

In 2004, with Kristen Romanoff of ADF&G, Discovery Southeast coached a student writing & art team that created an interpretive…

2004 | 2 pages, 1 MB

About bears: Juneau bears, and their relationship with people

This 42-page booklet, About Bears, was written during the construction of Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School by Richard Carstensen, Steve Merli,…

1997 | Richard Carstensen, Steve Merli, Ronalda Cadiente | 42 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