Amy Gulick in Haines

Photo copyright Amy Gulick 2012


October 16 - 23, 2012


See Event Schedule Below


See Individual Events 


Carol Tuynman


907.303.0222 / 907.766.3715


Required for All Tours & Sr. Center Luncheon

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


Schedule of Events

Oct. 18 - Nov. 24   2012

Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center Exhibition

Tuesday, Oct. 16


11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Meet and Greet  luncheon with Amy Gulick.  

Reservations requested 24 hours in advance. Call 907.766.2383. $8.00 for 59 and under. $4.00 suggested donation for 60 and over

Wednesday, Oct. 17

6:30 - 8:30 pm
From Snapshot to Wow! Shot - Nature is awe-inspiring, but it can be a challenge to capture the beauty and emotional intensity of the moment.

Join acclaimed nature photographer Amy Gulick in an engaging photography workshop and learn how to go beyond snapshots to create strong images using proven techniques. Haines Borough Public Library.

Free and open to the public. 907.766.2545

Alaska Day
Thursday, Oct. 18

8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rainbow Glacier Adventures Chilkoot River Private Photography Workshop Tour with Amy Gulick & Joe Ordonez. Information and reservations: 907.766.3576  877.766.3516

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

Friday, Oct. 19 

8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rainbow Glacier Adventures Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Private Photography Workshop Tour with Amy Gulick. Information and reservations: 907.766.3576  877.766.3516

Saturday, Oct. 20

9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chilkoot River Guided Tour with Amy Gulick and Alaska Nature Tours citizen scientist naturalist Pam Randles; after tour opening reception, book signing and exhibition with Amy Gulick at the Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center. 907.766. 2876 

12:00 - 2:00 pm
Opening Reception for Salmon in the Trees exhibition and book signing with Amy Gulick, Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center. 907.766.2366



Monday, Oct. 22

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.

Community Partners and Hosts

For more information: Carol Tuynman 907.303.0222 / 907.766.3715 or

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.