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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  • Video: Invigorating Alaska’s Food System with Wild Foods

    Video: Invigorating Alaska’s Food System with Wild Foods

    Access to fresh fruits, vegetables and proteins in Alaska can be a daily challenge.Alaska imports ninety five percent of its food. This means that families pay high prices for processed and typically unhealthy foods, communities are vulnerable to delays and complications with importing from far away places and the state of Alaska unnecessarily exports money [...]

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  • Canoe Journeys in Southeast Alaska: Part 2 of a 4 part Series

    Canoe Journeys in Southeast Alaska: Part 2 of a 4 part Series

    Doug Chilton and The One People Canoe Society A decade ago, when his canoe team was invited to race at the Quinault Indian Reservation in Washington state, Doug Chilton was thrilled. The team had trained for weeks and raised enough money to cover travel expenses from their home in Juneau. But when they drove into [...]

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  • Living with the Land Radio Series Episode 1: Bob Ellis and the Great Salmon Liver Experiment

    Living with the Land Radio Series Episode 1: Bob Ellis and the Great Salmon Liver Experiment

    Long-time Sitkan Bob Ellis has been experimenting with how to eat locally for decades. In this episode of Living with the Land, Bob tells us about his love for salmon livers: a habit he started as part of his efforts to eat every part of the fish he catches. Bob convinces SCS intern Sarah Stockdale [...]

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  • Living with the Land Episode 4: Ed Gray
  • British Columbia Mines Threaten Southeast Salmon Runs
  • Living with the Land Radio Episode 3: Two Andrews Prepare a Deer
  • Living with the Land Radio Episode 2: The Biorka Street Chickens
  • Revisiting the Genius of the Haida Canoe: Part 4 of a 4 Part Series
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