An Event Rooted in Community on the Tongass National Forest
|Winning entry in last year's logo contest,|
submitted by a local high school student
- Arctic Terns can migrate 44,000 miles in one year, easily the record for any animal.
- 9,500 Aleutian Terns--half of the worldwide population--breed along the Alaskan coast.
- They bring together the Community of Yakutat for a yearly celebration.
|Arctic tern in Yakutat|
|Kids learn by touching at the Raptor Center display|
|Mt. St. Elias Dancers|
All taken, the Tern Festival not only united Yakutat locals but also drew in visitors who were readily embraced by this strong coastal Alaskan community.