East Shee (Baranof Island) province, with adjacent portions of West Shee, is the highest and most rugged of all island topography in Southeast Alaska. Ice-age glaciers carved deep U-shaped valleys with oversteepened walls. The mountain spine of Shee creates a rainshadow effect on southern Xutsnoowú. This effect, however, does not appear to benefit Baranof’s own eastern coastline. East Shee province is one of the wettest regions of Southeast.

L’éiw Shuká Eech, sand on end reef (Deadman Reach, Peril Strait). Near the border of East- with West Shee Province.

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False Island journal 20080806

Four years into the Ground-truthing Project, Bob Christensen and I helped explore northern Shee Ká, above Shee (Peril Strait). This…

2008 | Richard Carstensen | 70 pages

Ground-truthing Project final report, 2005

The Ground-truthing Project, sponsored by Sitka Conservation Society, ran from 2005 to 2010. Kenyon Fields at SCS administered the program,…

2005 | Carstensen & Christensen | 63 pages

2008 flight over Sitka use area

In September, 2008, I ferried to Sitka to help Sitka Conservation Society host funders and biologists. In a Beaver, we…

2008 | Richard Carstensen | 29 pages

Northern Baranof Island: Past, present, and future

Reflections from our 2007 field surveys of northern Shee, volcano woman (Baranof Island). Covers history of logging in the province,…

2007 | Bob Christensen|Richard Carstensen | 12 pages