Photographer Amy Gulick will install a permanent version of her exhibit Salmon in the Trees in Wrangell, Alaska, in May. Salmon in the Trees tells the remarkable story of the Tongass rain forest of Southeast Alaska. Fringing the coastal panhandle of Alaska and covering thousands of islands in the Alexander Archipelago, the Tongass is one of the rarest ecosystems on Earth and a top producer of five species of Pacific salmon. It faces threats from timber and mineral development, climate change, proposed hydro projects and other attempts to privatize parts of this 17-million-acre national forest. TU is working to protect the highest-value salmon watersheds in the Tongass through its Tongass 77 campaign.
After the traveling Salmon in the Trees exhibit made a stop in Wrangell during the summer of 2011, the town asked Amy to install a permanent exhibit in Wrangell’s Nolan Center. Wrangell is a popular stop for tour boats in Southeast Alaska.
Amy Gulick is a professional photographer and writer whose work has appeared in Outdoor Photographer, Audubon, Nature’s Best Photography, National Wildlife, Sierra, National Parks, and other publications. Visit her web site.