Amy Gulick, photographer, storyteller and author of Salmon in the Trees, in Haines to share the fascinating story of the cycle of life in Southeast Alaska where ocean nutrient-rich salmon nourish bears, eagles, forests and humans.
"During my travels throughout Southeast Alaska, I visited many communities that are very different from one another.
But the one thing that binds everyone together is salmon. Whether you are a commercial fisherman, or your family member or neighbor is, or you harvest salmon for personal use, this common thread allows people in Southeast to live a unique lifestyle. Salmon link forest and sea, people and wildlife, and economy and way of life.
This is a glorious part of the world with a beautiful cycle of life that has endured for countless millennia. I wanted to create a story that celebrates the connection between the wild and human communities of this magnificent rain forest." -
-Amy Gulick, photographer and author of Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska's Tongass Rain Forest, illustrations by Ray Troll
5:30 pm HARRIETT HALL
Amy Gulick Photographic Presentation and the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Dancers. Local and traditional foods potluck reception. Free and open to the public. 907.766.2295 or 907.303.0222
8:45 - 9:00 am
KHNS Community Wellness, Amy Gulick with host Cherri Price
2:00 - 4:00 pm American Bald Eagle Foundation Open House and Raptor Feeding Demonstration and book signing with Amy Gulick. Free and open to the public. 907.766.3094
Tuesday, Oct. 23
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Mosquito Lake School visit, Kathy Holmes, teacher and principal
5:30 pm Haines Assisted Living - Amy Gulick sharing out dessert reception with Chilkat Valley honored elders and guests. 907.766.3616
Amy Gulick is an award-winning nature photographer and writer, and a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers. Her images and stories have been featured in Audubon, National Wildlife, Nature’s Best Photography, Outdoor Photographer, and other publications.
Her work in Alaska has received numerous honors including the prestigious Daniel Housberg Wilderness Image Award from the Alaska Conservation Foundation, the Voice of the Wild Award from the Alaska Wilderness League, and a Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation.
More about Salmon in the Trees - A Celebration of our Shared Traditions with Amy Gulick, photographer, storyteller and author - Haines, Alaska, October 16-23. Alaska Day is Thursday, October 18, 2012 Internationally acclaimed nature photographer and writer Amy Gulick paddled and trekked among the bears, misty islands, and salmon streams to document the intricate connections within the Tongass National Forest. Her book, Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska’s Tongass Rain Forest, is a 2011 Nautilus Book Award winner and a 2010 Independent Publisher Book Award winner.
Salmon in the Trees tells the remarkable story of the Tongass rain forest, where trees grow salmon, and salmon grow trees. Fringing the coastal panhandle of Alaska and covering thousands of islands in the Alexander Archipelago that borders the Haines Borough, the Tongass is among the rarest ecosystems on Earth.
Humpback whales, orcas, and sea lions cruise the forested shorelines. Millions of wild salmon swim upstream into the forest feeding an abundance of bears and bald eagles. Everyone--natives and non-native--benefits from the gifts of the forest and sea. This rich natural heritage belongs to us all, to steward, learn from and enjoy.
Amy Gulick's Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska's Tongass Rain Forest Haines residency is made possible by 7 Echoes Homestead and Alaska Arts Confluence, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, Haines, Alaska. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.