Permanent “Salmon in the Trees” Exhibit in Wrangell
This week, the Southeast community of Wrangell became home to a new permanent display of Amy Gulick’s “Salmon in the Trees” photography exhibit based on her book of the same title. This beautiful series of photos captures the intimate relationship between salmon, the Tongass National Forest, and the people who depend on both for their livelihood. The exhibit, which includes 15 large-format photographic prints, will great visitors of the James and Elsie Nolan Center’s classroom located in downtown Wrangell.
The Tongass is the largest national forest, with 17 million acres teaming with bears, eagles, fish, and other wildlife. It boasts 4,500 salmon spawning streams that support a projected $1 billion fishing industry employing 7,000 Southeast Alaskans.
The groups and organizations that contributed to the display include the United States Forest Service, the City and Borough of Wrangell, the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, and the Braided River foundation.