Sitka Conservation Society

Our Work:

        Sitka Conservation Society (SCS) has been working to protect the temperate rainforest of southeast Alaska and Sitka’s quality of life since 1967. We are based in the small coastal town of Sitka, Alaska, located on the west coast of Baranof Island in the heart of the Tongass, the nation’s largest National Forest.  View map of the Tongass.

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  • Banding Songbirds with Gwen Baluss: A closer look at our tiny feathered neighbors

    Banding Songbirds with Gwen Baluss: A closer look at our tiny feathered neighbors

    Visiting Forest Service Wildlife Technician, Gwen Baluss carefully loosens the tie of a little sac and slowly reaches in. Delicately grasping the fragile creature within, she reveals the dark eyed junco to a resounding “AWE” echoing across the classroom as students pile on top of one another to get a closer look. For the third [...]

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  • Applooza 2014

    Applooza 2014

    Two weeks ago, youth volunteers from 4-H harvested apples that were grown as a result of one of the initiatives from the 2010 Sitka Health Summit. Volunteers and their parents came together once again to decorate fabric for mason jars and to cook applesauce. The aptly-named event, Applooza, was hosted by the Sitka Kitch at the First [...]

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  • Living with the Land Radio Episode 7: Lori Adams and the You-Pick Garden

    Living with the Land Radio Episode 7: Lori Adams and the You-Pick Garden

    Having grown up on a farm in Oregon, Lori Adams couldn’t help but get her hands in the soil when she moved to Sitka back in the 1980s. She started “Down to Earth You-Pick garden,” where Sitkans go to pick their own, locally-grown vegetables. In this episode of “Living with the Land,” Lori tells us [...]

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