Elsa Sebastian is back in Sitka after a month trekking through endangered lands on her home island of Prince of Wales. Elsa's Last Stands project is a response to the threat of a 2 million acre Tongass land giveaway--Don Young's most recent attempt to encourage reckless timber development in Southeast Alaska.
To better understand the stakes of this potential land transfer, Elsa and fellow adventurers spent over a month in the backcountry of Prince of Wales, where they experienced the ecological history of the island by bushwhacking through the lands selected to be transferred.
Join Elsa at the Island Institute this Friday for a stories and a slideshow from her summer's adventures.
Following the presentation there will be the opportunity for discussion about Tongass stewardship. How might adventure and groundtruthing help citizens become more powerful advocates for threatened lands?