Sitka’s Cross Trail has won funding for an extension to the far end of the road system. Sitka Trail Works announced last week that $1.8 million in federal funds have been approved for the final phase of the project – provided the next president signs the federal transportation bill.
Youth Conservation Corps introduces high school students to a stretch of protected land they’ve grown up near, but may not even know exists — all in the hopes that someday these young Alaskans will become its next stewards.
Former Sitka administrator-turned-naturalist Hugh Bevan recorded this short video of a magnificent brown bear on one of the eight trailcams he’s installed in the Sitka area. This animal was on the move near Redoubt Bay. In honor of this summer’s Pokemon craze, Bevan named the bear “Crunchie.”