Subregions of GCW mapped in more detail

Understanding any place begins with learning its history. Visually, we can study ground-based and aerial photographs, going back in some cases more than a century. Oral accounts go back further. And sciences—archeology, glaciology, genetics—track landscapes and their inhabitants through deep time.

Greater Chilkat Watershed contains dozens of fascinating landscapes that are ‘atlas-worthy’ in their own right. Here we offer a growing smorgasbord of closeup views exported from my jilkaat.aprx project, and (soon) some stories and captions from residents and explorers who know them well, for each of our 19 Featured landscapes.

Components of these Featured Landscape descriptions include: ● page-flippers ● repeat photography (RP) ● stereopairs ● geopdfs

As of mid-2021 we have draft atlases for 19 Featured landscapes, numbered here from coast, moving roughly northwestward into boreal interior. Ultimately this map will be hyperlinked; clicking on a box will take you to that page. Meanwhile, try the active (blue) numbers below:

Featured Landscapes, SE to NW:

1 Sít’i X’aayí, glacier point (Davidson/Rainbow)

2 Léix’w Noow, ochre fort (Paradise Cove/Mud Bay)

3 Deishú, end of trail (Haines)

4 Yandeist’akyé-Geisán (Yindastuki-Ripinski)

5 Lkoot, storehouse (Chilkoot Lake outlet village)

6 Dayeisáank’i, Dayei little cove (Taiyasanka Harbor)

7 Dakhéen, inland river (Takhin River & glaciers)

8 Dakshaa, inland (Takshanuk Range/10-18-mile)

9 Áa ka, on the lake (Chilkat Lake)

10 Tlákw.aan, eternal village (Klukwan/Tsirku fan)

11 Little Salmon marshes [noTN?]

12 Xuni’i Áa (Mosquito Lake)

13 Yéil Héeni, raven’s river (Kelsall/Turtle Rock)

14 T’ahéeni, king salmon river (Tahini River)

15 Upper L’ehéeni (Klehini-Glacier-Porcupine)

16 Border/Jarvis Glacier [noTN?]

17 Nánde Héeni Yei Kéich Yé, (3 Guardsmen)

18 Géelák’w, little mountain pass (Dry Bay connections)

19 Divide plateau (Kelsall Lake)