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.
To learn more about Haines check out these websites:
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.
A few great reads and resources:
Seattle Times 3/17/16
Wall Street Journal 4/5/16
Southeast Alaska Conservation Council www.seacc.org
Salmon Beyond Borders http://www.salmonbeyondborders.org/
Sitka Conservation Society http://www.sitkawild.org/