Chilkat valley streams: Late fall & winter salmon runs
One of the first Environaid studies was commissioned by National Audubon Society, as they grappled with underlying causes for the world-famous convergence of bald eagles at the Tsirku fan upwelling reaches near Klukwan. But as with any field study undertaken by Dan, it became much broader in scope, amounting to a thorough bio-geo-hydro-scoping of what we now call Greater Chilkat Watershed. This led to many return visits, for a variety of clients.
I was lucky enough to participate in many of these. One of my tasks as Environaid “associate” (🙂) was map-making—a painstaking rapidograph creation—long before the advent of GIS. Dan claimed to be an inept cartographer, but in retrospect, I think he was just helping me carve out a niche for myself. Check out his sketch map, Sheet 1c. Obviously not the work of a timid penman.