2008 | Richard Carstensen | 70 pages

Four years into the Ground-truthing Project, Bob Christensen and I helped explore northern Shee Ká, above Shee (Peril Strait). This was a collaboration between the Sitka Ranger District and Sitka Conservation Society, under direction of Scott Harris. We ranged from False Island Camp by FS trucks on the huge road system, and by skiff to beaches on “Ocean Boulevard.” My journals from these trips were extremely detailed, so much so that our conservation partners found they needed to be distilled into ‘executive summaries’ for their staff and members. Not so with the Forest Service staff, who live this stuff every day, and understand it. This was the first time I received enthusiastic reviews on a 70-page trip report.

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Sample spread from my False Island journal. Portion from a tour of Sitkoh Lake, including historical photos from just after the logging.