Frontyard wetlands in StoryMaps
Every May is American Wetlands Month, and this year, it’s especially interesting for residents of Áak’w Aaní. For the past month or so I’ve been working with a team of cartographers, media specialists and wetlands biologists from US Fish & Wildlife Service, to create a StoryMap for Taashuyee, river-&-tideflats (Mword Refuge & surroundings). National and State offices have been especially intrigued with the phenomenon of glacial rebound, which sets us apart from estuaries around the world where relative sea level is rising.
If you haven’t used StoryMaps, they’re well worth exploring, a user-directed combination of maps, slideshows, videos and historical series, deep-diving into stories of place. Explore the FWS StoryMap from within JuneauNature, or link to their Wetland Month page, to check out the other 4 featured wetlands across the country.