A photo of a blueberry bush with the words,
Introduction to Wrangell Rainforest
December 12, 2022

The Tlingit have stewarded the land and ocean known as Tlingit Aaní, also called the Tongass National Rainforest, since time immemorial.

A basket of harvested spruce tips sitting on the ground as two brown rain boots stand next to it.
Spring Rainforest Postcard
December 11, 2022

Smoking Hooligan is a fishcamp tradition! Hooligan run in the Stikine River region around mid-April when the migratory birds arrive on the river flats.

Vivian Mork Yielk peeling Devil's Club.
Summer Rainforest Postcard
December 10, 2022

I was born in s’áxt’ harvesting season, but my story begins 10,000 years ago in the Southeast Alaskan landscape. Many people know me as the “Devil’s Club Lady.”

An elder stands on a dock with their two dogs and is holding two giant fish. Behind them are mountains and water.
Fall Rainforest Postcard
December 9, 2022

Two weeks ago, we went out fishing in our boat for the fall coho salmon run, and my 81-year-old dad caught two cohos. Back at fishcamp, we cleaned and fileted the fish and packaged them up for the freezer.

Snow atop a lichen
Winter Rainforest Postcard
December 8, 2022

Even in the winter, we are surrounded by a living world. Underneath the snow, everything is still alive. The sandpipers have migrated, and the berries have dropped on the ground or into our buckets.