Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tongass Announces Salmon in the Trees Exhibition in Five Southeast Communities


A multimedia presentation and photo exhibition of images from Amy Gulick's book, Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska’s Tongass Rain Forest, will celebrate the Tongass, International Year of Forests, and the people of Southeast Alaska.

The show's first venue is in Sitka, at the Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center at the end of Lincoln Street, where it will run from April 6 through April 29, 2011. An event at that location will launch the exhibition on April 6: doors open at 6:30 p.m. and a presentation by Gulick starts at 7:00 p.m., with a book signing immediately afterward. Dessert will be served. Families are welcome! Shows in Yakutat, Ketchikan, Wrangell, and Craig will follow throughout the summer.

Book cover, Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska's Tongass Rain Forest,
Amy Gulick

Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska's Tongass Rain Forest tells the story of the Tongass rain forest, where life interconnects in unexpected ways. In this biologically rich coastal ecosystem, humpback whales, orcas and sea lions cruise the forested shorelines. Millions of wild salmon swim upstream into the forest, feeding bears, bald eagles and local communities.

For two years, writer and photographer Gulick paddled and trekked among the bears, islands and salmon streams to document the Tongass National Forest. Join her on an unforgettable journey to one of the rarest ecosystems on Earthone where Alaskans recreate, make a living, and meet the subsistence needs of their families in and around Alaska’s national forests.

Salmon in the Trees was chosen to receive a 2010 IPPY award, an independent publisher book award.


Visit www.salmoninthetrees.org for more about the book, the author, and the exhibition.



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