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.

Latest Updates:

  • Voices of the Tongass – Harvey Kitka

    Voices of the Tongass – Harvey Kitka

    SCS had the opportunity to sit down with Harvey Kitka and talk about what living with the land means to him. Listening to him tell stories of his family, harvesting, and respect for the land and animals was absolutely mesmerizing. “My family has been here for countless generations. My grandfather was Coho, and my grandmother [...]

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  • JV/AmeriCorps Mid-Year Reflection

    JV/AmeriCorps Mid-Year Reflection

    I am serving as the Living with the Land and Building Community JV/AmeriCorps member at the Sitka Conservation Society. I mostly serve the youth in Sitka, leading the Alaska Way-of-Life project 4-H club, and volunteering with the Fish to Schools program and Stream Team. Every day is different at SCS which keeps life fun and [...]

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  • Fresh- Sitka, Alaska

    Fresh- Sitka, Alaska

    Sitka is alive with activity! The herring have returned to our waters to spawn. Fish, fishermen, whales, birds and sea lions are crowding our oceans and coasts and the streets are starting to smell fishy. Check out this little video SCS helped produce with Ben Hamilton that showcases our deliciously fresh fisheries-from stream to plate! [...]

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  • Rural Advisory Committee Funds Available
  • 13th Annual Parade of the Species – Friday, April 25th
  • Voices of the Tongass – Karen Johnson
  • Voices of the Tongass – Harvey Kitka
  • JV/AmeriCorps Mid-Year Reflection
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