Chugach & Tongass National Forests, Western Arctic National Parklands
Artists have long contributed to the preservation and interpretation of our public lands. Early examples include George Catlin, Albert Beirstadt, and Thomas Moran, whose nineteenth-century paintings inspired pride in America’s wild landscapes and influenced designation of our first parks.
Now it’s your turn.
Your job? It’s to be inspired. Experience the wilderness and use your creative energy to bring its voice back to the community.
As a volunteer, each artist will assist with some basic ranger duties, which may include boarding a tour boat to provide education, participating in research projects, such as seal counts or climate change studies, walking a beach to remove litter, or other generally light duties. However, an emphasis for the artist will be experiencing the wilderness and exploring how to communicate its inspirational qualities through their artwork.
Participating Wilderness Areas:
Tracy Arm-Ford’s Terror Wilderness
|Tracy Arm-Ford's Terror|
Contact Kevin Hood or Solan Jensen at Juneau Ranger District for further questions about Tracy Arm-Fords Terror:
Solan Jensen--(907) 789-6231 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Petersburg Ranger District Wilderness Areas: Tebenkof Bay, Kuiu or Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck
Brad Hunter--(907) 772-3871 or email@example.com
Karissa Garner--(907) 772-3871 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nellie Juan-College Fiord Wilderness Study Area (western Prince William Sound):
|Nellie Juan-College Fiord WSA|
Up to two artists will be selected to participate during the 2014 summer. Artists will depart for the field from Girdwood, located approx. 40 miles southeast of Anchorage.
Contact Barbara Lydon at the Glacier Ranger District for further questions about Nellie Juan-College Fiord Wilderness Study Area: (907) 754-2318 or email@example.com
The West Chichagof–Yakobi Wilderness Area occupies the western portions of Chichagof and Yakobi Islands in the extreme northwest portion of the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska. The wilderness consists of 265,286 acres of wave-pounded open coastline, remote rivers, forests of old-growth western hemlock and Sitka spruce and uplands of alpine, muskeg, and rare karst cliffs. Sitka black-tailed deer are common here along with brown bears and an abundance of smaller furbearing animals including mink and marten. Migratory waterfowl frequent the more protected bays and inlets in remarkable numbers. Marine mammals include sea otters, Stellar sea lions, and harbor seals.