Two scales of geopdfs for Dzantik’i Héeni watershed.

Dzantik’i Héeni, flounder at the base of the creek (Gold Creek)

Our (formerly) unnoticed front yard

In 2015, Cathy Pohl did a little bird study of the Gold Creek delta, with an eye (and ear) to what changes we might expect with construction of the proposed Sea Walk outside Egan Expressway. All kinds of cool stuff going on out there! Because we’ve been so cut off from our waterfront by traffic, few of us downtown residents recreated on little flounder creek.

That changed suddenly in 2018 when the Sea Walk opened. Now, our marine ‘front yard’ beckons as invitingly as our goaty ‘back yard.’ What a cool place to live!

Even in the sleet of December, Dzantik’i Héeni rewards investigation. Check out this 7-minute slide show about a walk with Discovery staff.

I prepared a high-resolution version of this map to bring on interpretive walks led by Mike Blackwell and Cathy Connor for Friends of the Juneau Douglas City Museum.

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Geopdf Shaa Tlaax (Mt Juneau)

Air-photo GeoPDF for field navigation on trails to Shaa Tlaax, moldy top (Mt Juneau).  In apps such as Avenza, on…

2019 | Richard Carstensen | 1 geopdf

Mid-May on Shaa Tlaax

Goats, geology & zonation on Shaa Tlaax, moldy top (Mt Juneau) Video-journal of the flora, fauna, and geomorphology that hikers…

2019 | Richard Carstensen | 4 minutes

Geopdfs Gold geology

High-resolution GeoPDF pair for field navigation in Dzantik’i Héeni (Gold Creek) watershed. In apps such as Avenza, on your phone…

2019 | Richard Carstensen | 2 geopdfs

Heron fishing

Cathy Pohl filmed this great blue heron fishing for crescent gunnels on the delta of Dzantik’i Héeni, little flounder creek…

2018 | Richard Carstensen | 1 page

Staff hike in Dzantik’i Héeni basin

On a sleety December 11th, 2018, Discovery Southeast staff (and Clay Good, board) hiked together in the lower valley of…

2018 | Richard Carstensen | 7 minutes

GeoPDFs Gold&Sheep watersheds

Medium-resolution GeoPDF pair for field navigation in Dzantik’i Héeni (Gold) and Chaas’héeni (Sheep) watersheds. In apps such as Avenza, on…

2018 | Richard Carstensen | 2 geoPDFs

GeoPDFs Downtown

High-resolution GeoPDF pair for field navigation on roads and trails of downtown Juneau. In apps such as Avenza, on your…

2018 | Richard Carstensen | 2 geoPDFs

Behrends avalanche

Three days after an avalanche came down Behrends Slide, near Juneau, Alaska, I went up for some raven’s-eye perspectives. The…

2017 | Richard Carstensen | 2.5 minutes

Master trailhead sign

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

Gold Creek trailhead signs

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

September in Granite Basin

Vignettes from an evening visit to Granite Basin, just a couple hours above downtown Juneau. Thoughts on the connections between…

2017 | Richard Carstensen | 2.5 minutes

Cemetery stem mapping: then and now

Remapping with Montessori For a teacher at any of the downtown schools (Harborview, Montessori, JD High) with only an hour’s…

2017 | Richard Carstensen | 13 minutes

2001 summer newsletter, Gold Creek solstice: field notes from the crest of the year

On the solstice, I walked the Flume Trail above Dzantik’i Héeni, flounders creek (Gold Creek). Enamored of my newest tool—a…

Summer 2001 | Richard Carstensen | 4 pages

Gold Creek watershed brochure

Four-fold brochure created for the CBJ Natural History Project describes  bedrock geology, sea-level change, mountain habitats, avalanches, and human history…

2013 | Richard Carstensen | 2 pages

Gold Creek delta historical series

To evaluate change along the shoreline proposed for a seawalk, I georeferenced a series of historical maps and vertical air…

2013 | Richard Carstensen | 16 pages

Documenting change through repeat photography in Southeast Alaska

Carefully framed retakes of historical photographs documenting vegetation and landform change in response to natural or human disturbance. . Due…

2005/2013 | Richard Carstensen, Kathy Hocker | 39 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