Stream work documentation on Tàan, sea lion (Prince of Wales Island) The Nature Conservancy, US Forest Service, and dozens of…2020 | Richard Carstensen | 19 minute slideshow
Tàan, sea lion (Prince of Wales) is the 4th largest island in the United States. North Tàan biogeographic province falls entirely within the Alexander geologic terrane, which hosts most of our finest karst landforms—world-class caves and limestone spires like Mount Calder (thumbnail, right). Deeply penetrating fiords nearly divide the island in several places. Tàan and its western satellite islands fall within Southeast’s climatic ‘banana belt.’ Sea level snow is generally ephemeral.
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The Tongass needs 50 athletes with ground-truthing skills, to range the timberlands each summer by bike, skiff, 4-wheeler and kayak,…2018 | Richard Carstensen | 14 pages
In 2008, Bob Christensen and I were 3 years into the Ground-truthing Project. During those 3 years, the Forest Service…2008 | Carstensen & Christensen | 30 pages
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
On July 1st, 2018, I flew from Juneau to Klawock in superb photography weather. Beautiful lighting after we passed out…2018 | Richard Carstensen | 44 pages
Wildlife photography on northern Tàan, sea lion (Prince of Wales Island). I was hosted by Don and Andrea Hernandez at …2017 | Richard Carstensen | 2 minutes