Tlatsini Culture Camp

By Kaitlyn Miller (Macalester College)   A few days ago our whole crew headed out to McDonald Lake to help set up and then participate in the Taku River Tlingit culture camp. When we first arrived it was pouring rain, but we were able to set up a large tent to protect food and supplies…

Roads to Wilderness

By Sylvia Kinosian (University of Vermont)   A big part of the reason I and many other people come to Atlin and participate in the Taku Watershed Conservation Program is to experience a vast and remote wilderness. Ironically, a large part of the traveling we have done this summer has been driving or walking on…

Grizzly country

By Nico Shaffer (Westminster College)   Grizzly bears have a long troubled past with humans in the lower 48. A stretch of country grizzlies once spanned in its entirety, they have now been maimed and relocated from all but a few of the most “wild” national parks. Substantial populations now only exist in two fragmented…