Chichagof Island


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Chichagof Island

an island of Alaska, in the Alexander Archipelago. Area: 5439 sq. km (2100 sq. miles)
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Four sites were on the mainland, 1 in Yakutat and 3 in Juneau (Airport, Auke Lake, and Cowee Meadow), and 1 site (Hoonah) was on Chichagof Island. The call files and associated metadata from each of the 5 locations have been deposited to the University of Alaska Museum's (UAM) Mammal Collection as observations (UAM:Obs:187-UAM:Obs:191).
The sawmill, located on Chichagof Island, is more than 160 kilometers by water route from Skagway.
Breeding in SEAK, however, actually had been first noted shortly before Alaska was obtained from Russia by the US (1867) during the Russo-American Telegraph Expedition (1865-67) when F Bischoff was stationed at Sitka, Chichagof Island, and collected specimens for the Smithsonian Institution and the Chicago Academy of Sciences.
And with Chichagof Island hosting the world's highest concentration of bears per square mile, sightings are virtually guaranteed.
Weeklong roundtrips from Juneau include two days in Glacier Bay National Park and cruising in Icy Strait, Frederick Sound, Thomas Bay, Chichagof Island, FordOs Terror and Endicott Arm.
Those difficulties aside, researchers conducted field interviews in the communities of Ketchikan, Sitka, Elfin Cove, Pelican, Tenakee, Hoonah and Juneau, focusing on two case study scenarios: Ketchikan's status as a gateway for nature-based tourism, and Chichagof Island as a destination.
Hoonah, 50 miles west of Juneau on Chichagof Island, is the largest Tlingit village in Southeast Alaska with about 900 residents.
Located on the north side of Chichagof Island near the northern entrance of the Inside Passage, Elfin Cove is a small fishing village with a winter population of only 35.
Nestled amid the peaks and fjords of northern Chichagof Island and only 22 miles from magnificent Glacier Bay already one of Alaska's premiere destinations--Port Icy Strait will offer all of the activities tourists already flock north for: fishing, bear-watching, flightseeing, cultural activities and much more.
Geological Survey in mapping the northern half of Chichagof Island (a 72-mile island located just north of Baranof Island) in little more than a month.
A typical six-night cruise will include two full days exploring Glacier Bay National Park, whale watching in Icy Strait, exploring the shoreline of Chichagof Island, cruising Tracy Arm Fjord, and circum-navigating Admiralty Island National Monument, home to the highest concentration of brown bears in the world.
A coalition of residents, community groups and hunting lodges on Chichagof Island is currently fighting a five-year timber sale in the area intended to supply the two mills operated by Alaska Pulp Co.