Check out this short video that showcases the unique beauty of Sitka, a historic coastal Alaskan community nestled in the Tongass National Forest.
Shot and edited in Sitka, Alaska on two consecutive days by Adam Andis.
Music by First Aid Kit- In the Morning
Timelapses on Olympus E-410 14-42mm
Sitka Conservation Society's Watershed Programs Manager, Scott Harris, teaches about restoration in the Tongass National Forest. Learn what restoration is, how it works, why it is important and how you can become involved!
Learn more: sitkawild.org/issues/issues-tongass/restoration/
Commercial fisherman Eric Jordan explains the importance of salmon why he supports the Tongass 77 campaign.
The Tongass rainforest in Southeast Alaska is America’s salmon forest and one of the few places in the world where wild salmon and trout still thrive. Some 65 percent of Tongass salmon and trout habitat is not Congressionally protected at the watershed scale, and is currently open to development activities that could harm fish.
The Tongass 77 campaign is about making salmon and trout a priority in some of America’s most pristine but threatened watersheds.
Learn more and take action at americansalmonforest.org.
Tracy Gagnon, Community Sustainability Coordinator at SCS, talks about the Fish to Schools program at the Sitka Conservation Society's Annual Wild Foods Potluck. Learn about this progressive program and its goals to improve local economy, teach children about our environment, reduce local carbon emissions and strengthen Southeast Alaska's vibrant food culture. This program hopes to spark national change to school lunch programs and encourage a healthier future for America's children and communities.
Footage by Andre Lewis
Music by Sitka High School Jazz Band
Learn more by visiting sitkawild.org
Producer/DP - Ben Hamilton
Music - Colty Harrison
Narration - Brian Ramos
Color - James Sullivan
The Tongass: Our Salmon Forest
The Sitka Conservation Society's primary mission is to protect and restore the ecological integrity of our Tongass National Rainforest. The Tongass is a salmon producing powerhouse, contributing 47.69 million fish to commercial fisheries each year. Keep in mind that that statistic only includes commercially caught fish and neglects to recognize the many millions of fish that feed our creatures, residents and forests with critical…
The Sitka Conservation Society's primary mission is to protect and restore the ecological integrity of our Tongass National Rainforest. The Tongass is a salmon producing powerhouse, contributing 47.69 million fish to commercial fisheries each year. Keep in mind that that statistic only includes commercially caught fish and neglects to recognize the many millions of fish that feed our creatures, residents and forests with critical nutrients each year.
We recognize the paramount significance of salmon to our ecosystems, economy and culture and aim to protect this critical resource long-term. These videos showcase SCS's fishy projects and highlight our commitment to river and stream restoration work within the Tongass.
Sit back, relax and learn more about America's Salmon Forest.
To learn even more visit sitkawild.org