2005 | Carstensen & Christensen | 63 pages

The Ground-truthing Project, sponsored by Sitka Conservation Society, ran from 2005 to 2010. Kenyon Fields at SCS administered the program, and Bob Christensen and I were the field leaders. Our first year, 2005, was an amazing experience. On Pearl, Bob’s enclosed skiff, we ranged from T’einaageey, bay on hindward side (Tenakee) down to southern Tàan, sea lion (POW Island). This report to our funders and the Southeast conservation community details each timber project visited, and summarizes our initial take on the past, present and future of logging on the Tongass.

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Sample spread from our first-year report on conditions in the Southeast timberlands. This section was from our visit to Emerald Bay.