Chilkat River valley.

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Alaska Geographic Society , Anchorage, Alaska
Chilkat River Valley (Alaska) -- Social life and customs., Chilkat River Valley (Alaska) -- Description and tr
SeriesAlaska geographic -- v. 11, no. 3.
ContributionsAlaska Geographic Society.
The Physical Object
Pagination111 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14254696M

This colorfully illustrated book takes you to the Chilkat Valley in the upper corner of southeastern Alaska. It tells of the aborigines, the traders, missionaries, prospectors, fishermen, soldiers, loggers, hunters and trappers, homesteaders and finally, the visitors and recreationists shows what the traveler misses by just passing : Alaska Geographic Association.

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Throughout the book, there are colorful descriptions of Lende’s home by the Chilkat River and of her children and grandchildren. Her writing also shows the love and respect Lende has for the community and its natural beauty, the native Alaskans who first inhabited the land and the inclusive process of representative government.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Chilkat River valley. Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska Geographic Society, (OCoLC) Document Type. Chilkat River valley. book Online Contact Us: Chilkat River Adventures, Inc.

PO Box Haines, AK [email protected] Chilkat River. 37 Reviews #11 of 21 things to do in Haines. Bodies of Water. Get the full experience and book a tour.

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18 reviews.5/5(37). The river is also popular for summer rafting float trips and jet boat tours. Chilkat Tlingits still live along the shores of the Chilkat River, most in the village of Klukwan, located 25 miles outside of Haines, along the Haines Highway.

History Named by the Russians for the Chilkat. Chilkat River Adventures. 59 likes. Experience the true wilderness that Alaska is famous for as you join the Hess family for a jet boat tour in the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

The river was named by the Russians for the Chilkat group of Tlingit, called /t͡ʃiɬqut/ in their own language, who lived in the region. The name means "salmon storehouse".

Near the Chilkat River is the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, where thousands of bald eagles appear between October and February, to take advantage of late salmon runs. You can find more information about Haines via its web site and the local paper site through these links.

" Haines website " " Chilkat Valley News " Local author Heather Lende has popularized Life in Haines in her books, numerous national magazine articles and her website “ A Short Tour of Haines ”. Haines was selected by Outdoor Magazine as one of its "Best American Dream Towns" in   Novem edition of Chilkat Valley News, a weekly newspaper.

About the Region. CHILKAT WATERSHED. North of the Taku is the Chilkat watershed. Covering aboutacres or 36, hectares, it’s considerably smaller than the Taku, but no less spectacular. Unlike other transboundary river systems, only the very headwaters of the Chilkat are in British Columbia, the far northwest corner of the province, making most of the watershed Alaskan.

About Chilkat River Adventures Where the road ends, your adventure begins. Experience the true wilderness that Alaska is famous for on our narrated river tour in the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve which explores miles tributaries of the stunning glacially carved, braided Chilkat River system/5().

To the south, the Takinsha Mountains and Chilkat Range rise from sea to sky. Below them lies Lynn Canal, a tempestuous but rich Pacific fjord.

Upvalley, the trio draw pencils across the page and alongside them flow the frigid, milky waters of the Chilkat River. Hooligans, or. Are you wanting to take a trip of a lifetime. Try embracing the beauty of Alaska, breathing in the fresh air, spotting Bald Eagles, Moose, Bears, Swans and Salmon.

Embark on a journey through the Bald Eagle Preserve with Chilkat River Adventures, book today. Based in Haines, Alaska, Chilkat Guides is one of the only local expedition guide service on the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers.

With our extensive local expertise and the vast international experience and safety record of our guides, we are the premier guide service on Tatshenshini and Alsek River expeditions. Discover the stunning scenery of the Chilkat Lake State Park during a thrilling coastal hike along the Chilkat Inlet.

Set out on a full-day guided hike, look out for wildlife in the Alaskan rainforest and Moose Meadows, and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch with spectacular views over the Chilkat glacier.5/5(). At first the drive follows the Chilkat River, home of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, then climbs out of the coastal valley into the high alpine region, a wonderland of wild flowers, glaciers, and incredible vistas.

At Dalton Post we will board our foot rafts and begin the trip down the Tatshenshini River. The Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Float/Rafting adventure will take you into the heart of the Famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, home to the largest congregation of Bald Eagles in the world.

Float silently on our 18ft long, 8 passenger, ore-framed rafts, as your 5/ TripAdvisor reviews. Haines Jet Boat Tour. Adult $ Child () $ Enjoy a scenic narrate drive along the Chilkat River on a motor coach bus.

Chilkat River is one of the transboundary watersheds of Southeast Alaska. Return to Water >> USGS Transboundary River Monitoring in Southeast Alaska Real-time Streamflow of the Chilkat River Graph.

Book This Tour. Departing from Skagway or Haines. Escape the crowds of Skagway and focus on photographing the stunning scenery of the Chilkat Valley. Cradled at the base of the Chilkat Peninsula, flanked by the Lynn Fjord and Chilkat River, Haines is filled with natural wonders.

The Survey’s map of the Chilkat River valley, showing the rows of clan houses of the village of “Klookwan,” was made using stereo photography from a photogrammetric camera. The Coast and Geodetic Survey’s map T—the Chilkat River Valley Photo-topo Map— includes clan houses along the river, indicated by small squares.

Chilkat tribe and related uses. Chilkat Tlingit, a tribe found on the Chilkat River and on Chilkat Peninsula. Chilkat Reservation, a U.S. Indian Reservation in Alaska, see List of Indian reservations in the United States; Chilkat weaving, a traditional form of weaving practiced by Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and other Northwest Coast peoples of Alaska and British Columbia.

Chilkat River. Enjoy the beautiful scenery on our quiet outboard jet boats, explore the Chilkat River and beautiful views all the while enjoying the fully narrated tour.

Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. We are the only tour that takes you past where the road ends and to the upper Chilkat River. Explore miles of. At first, the drive follows the Chilkat River, home of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Then we climb out of the coastal valley into the high alpine region, a wonderland of wild flowers, glaciers, and incredible vistas.

Typically, we’ll camp at the put-in on the first night so we can get an early start on the river the following morning. Chilkat River Adventures, Inc. likes 69 were here. Jet Boat tours in the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in Haines, Alaska.

will be our 26 season of showing visiting guests the. Chilkat River | Photo by Colin Arisman The Chilkat River is home to magnificent runs of king, sockeye, coho, pink and chum salmon. These salmon runs support the largest gathering of bald eagles in the world every fall in the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

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The culture, economy and food supply of the 2, people of the Chilkat Valley depend. The proposed Palmer Project, a copper/zinc mine, would be located about ten miles WNW of Klukwan, adjacent to the Klehini River.

The Canadian/Japanese joint venture would threaten the salmon runs that have returned for millennia to the rivers and streams of the Chilkat Valley, the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, and the people of Klukwan and. A photo taken by guide Lizzy Jurgeleit looking up the Chilkat Inlet up the valley towards the bald eagle preserve.

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Books Joe is author of the book “Where Eagles Gather, the Story of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.”. Books Design Food Music & Film Video The Chilkat Valley, a peninsula saddled between glaciated mountain chains and the Chilkat and Chilkoot river systems, is. The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation announced its grant awards “Covid-style” via a YouTube video where board members swayed to the song “Lean on Me” on the beach along the Chilkat River.

“In times like this we all need to lean on each other and to offer a helping hand wherever we can,” CVCF board president Liz Heywood said in t.Every fall thousands of Bald Eagles congregate in the Chilkat Valley to feed on a late run of Chum Salmon.

Viewing is superb on a three-mile stretch of the Haines Highway that parallels the Chilkat River. Eagles can be seen feeding on the river flats and perched by the dozens on the tall Black Cottonwood trees that line the riverbank. The Matanuska River watershed encompasses square miles within the Cook Inlet drainage basin in Southcentral Alaska.

The Matanuska River flows southwestward for 75 miles to its terminus in the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet, about 40 miles northeast of Anchorage, Alaska (fig. 1). The river is glacial and has a broad, braided floodplain with a few.