PDFs in this section were written to summarize field projects. Often they begin with a pre-trip Scoping section, with maps and information on geology, wildlife, logging history, etc. prepared beforehand. Daily journals follow, similar in format to those in the Journals sub-category. These, however, are more directly focused on a research question, such as amphibian or bird habitats, proposed hydro or airport development, or assessment of mitigation or conservation easement potential.

In this section

Duck Creek mouth, then and now

Mapping and observations in 1995 In June, 1995, I mapped lower ‘Duck Creek triangle,’ a sliver of fenced-off remnant tidelands…

1995, updated 2024 | Richard Carstensen | 16 pages

Accretion on Taashuyee (Mendenhall wetlands)

Vegetation-&-rebound study for Southeast Alaska Land Trust (SEALT) In 2003, Discovery Southeast mapped tidal and supratidal habitats on the Refuge…

2004, update 2023 | Richard Carstensen | 39 pages

Bishop et al 1981 Salmon Creek road

Environmental and cultural assessment for the proposed Salmon Creek road-pipeline development Before I began working with Dan Bishop in 1985,…

1981 | Bishop, Mills, Jacoby and Moore | 95 pages

Kaxdigoowu Héen watershed scoping

Resource materials for Montana/McGinnis watershed Scoping document from the 2007-2010 CBJ Natural history project.   Download pdf here (22MB).

2010 updated 2020 | Richard Carstensen | 55 pages

Bishop, Armstrong & Carstensen 1987 Juneau Airport

Environmental analysis of lower Jordan Creek From March through July, 1987, I assisted Dan Bishop and Bob Armstrong with an…

1987 | Bishop, Armstrong & Carstensen | 40 pages

Fish Creek walkthrough

Focus group tour On Thursday, August 26th, about 30 masked aficionados of dynamic Fish Creek delta assembled on invitation from…

2021 | Richard Carstensen, Bob Armstrong | RC-59 pages: BA vid-links

Chilkat Atlas introduction

Introductory pages to Greater Chilkat Watershed atlas As we flesh out the atlas, here’s a preview of where it’s heading.…

2021 | Richard Carstensen | 7 pages

Repeat photography Part-2: ground-based

Retakes field journals, 2005 season Summarizing the Repeat Photography Project for 2005, Kathy Hocker and I divided our field reports…

2005, 2nd ed 2013 | Richard Carstensen & Kathy Hocker | 40 pages

Repeat photography Part-1: aerials

Retakes field journals, 2005 season Summarizing the Repeat Photography Project, Kathy Hocker and I divided our reports into 2 parts:…

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

Forests after logging or glaciers

Effects of age and succession type on forest overstory and understory In 1991 I assisted highschool students Joey Bosworth and…

1991 | Joey Bosworth & Erika O'Sullivan | 1 page poster

Birds & plane safety

Beginning in late 2001, on contract with Airport EIS consultants SWCA, Bob Armstrong and I spent a full year surveying…

2004 | Richard Carstensen & Bob Armstrong | 14 pages

Hammered gems & unproductive leftovers.

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

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

Supplement to the CBJ wetlands surveys, 2016

In summer 2014, Koren Bosworth, Cathy Pohl, Andrew Allison and I surveyed wetlands throughout the CBJ. Although we were not…

2016 | Richard Carstensen | 31 page excerpt (of 512p)

Area descriptions for CBJ wetlands surveys, 2014

Supplement to the 2016 Juneau Wetlands Management Plan In summer 2014, Koren Bosworth, Cathy Pohl, Andrew Allison and I surveyed…

2018 | Richard Carstensen | 8 separate pdfs, 2 to 5 MB

Willson-Baldwin invert study, 2004

During the Armstrong-Willson-Carstensen Hotspots study, 2002-03, Mary Willson teamed with Aaron Baldwin to sample intertidal invertebrates throughout the Mendenhall Refuge.…

2004 | Mary Willson & Aaron Baldwin | 42 pages

The Mendenhall Wetlands: a globally recognized Important Bird Area.

In 2009, with support from the Southeast Alaska Land Trust, Bob, Mary, Marge and I distilled much of the information…

2009 | Armstrong, Carstensen, Willson and Osborn | 82 pages

1867-2017: 150 years of change

Background paper for 3 banners commissioned by the Juneau Douglas City Museum, showing changes to iconic landscapes of Áak’w Aaní…

2017 | Richard Carstensen | 41 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

Wildlife “out the road”

Report †to the Southeast Alaska Land Trust on habitats and wildlife use of glacially-rebounding valleys from 25 to 28-mile Glacier…

2003 | Richard Carstensen & Kathy Hocker | 35 pages