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The Salmon Way, an Alaskan State of Mind
June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WRI Red Barn Speaker Event, Wed. June 12, 2019, 7PM (doors open 6:30PM)
The Salmon Way, an Alaskan state of mind, award winning nature photographer and writer Amy Gulick
Wednesday, June 12th, join us in the Wenatchee River Institute’s Red Barn for The Salmon Way, an Alaskan state of mind, by Amy Gulick. Doors open at 6:30pm for community social and no-host refreshments, presentation begins at 7pm.
Alaskans have deeply personal relationships with salmon. These remarkable fish provide a fundamental source of food, livelihood, and identity, connecting generations and communities throughout the state. Yet while salmon are integral to the lives of many Alaskans, the habitat they need in which to thrive is increasingly at risk as communities and decision makers evaluate large-scale development proposals. Gulick reminds us that long before Alaska was an oil state, Alaska was a salmon state.
The Salmon Way celebrates and explores the relationships between people and salmon in Alaska. Through story and images, author Amy Gulick shows us that people from wildly different backgrounds all value a way of life that supports healthy, wild salmon populations.
While researching for her new book, Gulick spent time with individuals whose lives are inextricably linked with salmon: Commercial fishermen take her on as crew, Alaska Native families teach her the art of preserving fish and culture, and sport fishing guides show her where to cast her line –as well as her mind. Each experience expands our understanding of the “salmon way” in Alaska.
“Only one species views my images, so my photographs have to connect people with nature and help them see why it all matters,” writes Gulick.
Gulick is an award-winning nature photographer and writer, with images and stories featured in Audubon, Outdoor Photographer, National Wildlife,Sierra, and many other publications. Her work has received numerous honors including the prestigious Daniel Housberg Wilderness Image Award from the Alaska Conservation Foundation, the Voice of the Wild Award from the Alaska Wilderness League, and a Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. She is also the recipient of a Philip Hyde Grant for her work in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, and a Mission Award, both presented by the North American Nature Photography Association. Her book, Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska’s Tongass Rain Forest, is the winner of two Nautilus Book Awards and an Independent Publisher Book Award.
Learn more about Gulick and Pacific salmon by visiting www.thesalmonway.org
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