Lynn Canal Conservation's first ever Executive Director...


After many months, Lynn Canal Conservation’s search for an Executive Director is over with the best possible result! Elsa Sebastian will move to Haines from Sitka in the beginning of March to take the helm of LCC.  Elsa originally hails from a small fishing village on Prince of Wales Island, and attended school in Petersburg. Elsa has been drawn to Haines to help protect our wild salmon runs from multiple threats, including mine development, industrial scale clearcutting and ill-conceived highway projects in the Chilkat watershed. She’s a believer in the power of grassroots organizing and local ecological knowledge.  Learn more about Elsa on our Staff & Board page.





Tucked up at the end of the Lynn Canal and surrounded by breathtaking mountains and pristine water, Haines, Alaska, is like no other place in the world.

Haines is great for outdoor enthusiasts, fishermen, skiers, and wildlife viewers. Originally called Dei-shu by the Chilkat and Chilkoot Tlingits, the townsite of Haines was established by Presbyterian missionaries in the 1870's. In 1903, the first military fort in Alaska was established. The 2300 residents who reside year-round in Haines rely on the abundance of salmon and forgeable foods to get them through the cold, snowy months. 

lynn Canal Conservation 

Lynn Canal Conservation is a grassroots conservation organization based in Haines, Alaska. We rely on a healthy environment to provide jobs, subsistence foods, recreation, and quality of life. LCC has a long-term commitment to the health of fish and wildlife populations and to regulations that promote clean water and stream protections for watersheds important to commercial, sport and subsistence salmon fisheries. Protecting fish habitat is an essential part of a healthy economic future for our region.


Find out about our organization, mission, our methods, and the results of our decades of advocacy.