Sitka Conservation Society


Sitka is easily the most historic city in Alaska and arguably the most beautiful.  The abundance of seafood in the protcted waters near town made it a desirable settlement for the indigenous Tlingit people for thousands of years before Russian fur traders established New Archangel at the site of Sitka’s current downtown in the early 19th Century.  Today Sitka has a population of almost 9,000 and Southeast Alaska’s most diverse economy.  The surrounding ocean, mountains and forests are critical to Sitka’s economy, and its way of life.  Over 19 percent of jobs in Sitka are tied to the seafood industry, while hundreds more work in a tourism industry supported by the thousands of annual visitors who come in search of beauty, wildlife, tranquility and culture.

Want to learn more about Sitka?  Visit these links:

City and Borough of Sitka

Sitka Convention and visitor’s Bureau

Video of Sitka, Alaska by SCS Wilderness Coordinator Adam Andis.


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