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Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska’s Tongass Rain Forest

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

— a photographic journey and book signing with Amy Gulick, award-winning photographer and author, Salmon in the Trees

Salmon in the Trees tells the story of the Tongass, a rare rain forest spread among thousands of islands in the panhandle of Alaska. It’s a place where everything grows everything. Young saplings grow on top of fallen, centuries-old trees. Bears, eagles, and Native cultures grow strong on wild salmon. Trees grow salmon, and salmon grow trees.

At almost 17 million acres, the Tongass is America’s largest national forest, and comprises nearly a third of the world’s rare old-growth temperate rain forest. With some of the highest densities of grizzly bears, black bears, and bald eagles in the world, it’s a place that time hasn’t quite caught up to — yet. Can the great forest’s biological treasures withstand the modern pressures of a globalized world? The Tongass is public land entrusted to all Americans. The decisions we make today will determine if the Tongass will continue to be a place where everything grows everything, and salmon grow in trees.

During the past two years, wildlife photographer Amy Gulick, has documented the grizzly bears, wolves, bald eagles, humpback whales and wild salmon of the Tongass National Forest. Gulick is an award-winning photographer and writer specializing in natural history, wildlife and conservation issues.

Book signing, “Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska’s Tongass Rainforest” with author Amy Gulick will follow the talk.

Photo © Amy Gulick

Special thanks to the Alaska Wilderness League
http://www.alaskawild.org/

for sponsoring,“Salmon in the Trees.”

All Seminars are held in The Living World (north side of Zoo)

Parking FREE in Zoo North Lot.

FREE & OPEN to ALL.

For more information call 314-533-8586 or email mbauer@academyofsciencestl.org

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010
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7:30 PM-9:00 PM
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