West Shee, volcano woman (Baranof Island)

First of the provinces to fall under ‘western’ rule, West Shee is home to Sheet’ká, ocean side of Shee (Sitka), today with the highest ratio of arts and culture to human bodies of any Southeast community.

Bare earth from IfSAR-generated digital elevation model (DEM) Lingít place names from the 2012 cultural atlas (Thornton & Martin, eds).

Aside from the low-gradient Edgecumbe peatlands, the province is very rugged. Mt. Annahootz, 4,301 ft, is the highest peak in this province.

Here’s a map for the Sitka area:

Bare earth from IfSAR-generated digital elevation model (DEM) Lingít place names from Thornton & Martin, (2012)

In this section

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

Repeat photography summary report

Documenting change through repeat photography in Southeast Alaska Carefully framed retakes of historical photographs documenting vegetation and landform change in…

2005: 2nd ed, 2013 | Richard Carstensen, Kathy Hocker | 39 pages

Community Landmark Trees: Sitka

Interpretive guide to Gavan Hill Community Landmark Trees area near Sitka. Part 1 is a step-by-step guide to trees along…

2004 | Richard Carstensen | 22 pages