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The Salmon Forest screens in the Tongass

ALASKA — Tongass National Forest and partner, Sitka Conservation Society, recently hosted a screening of The Salmon Forest, inside the Elizabeth Peratrovich Theater at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Ketchikan, Alaska, on September 23. The free event included music performed by Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers, as well as refreshments that included fresh salmon dishes prepared by the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood, Camp 14.

The Salmon Forest is a 30-minute documentary film that explores the connection between wild salmon and life in the Tongass, America’s largest National Forest. Filmed in ultra-high definition it helps share the forest’s unique role in managing the lands for a healthy ocean and provides insight into what makes the Tongass a unique home for salmon. Before and after the film, Forest Service biologists and residents featured in the film were available to meet and answer questions.

The film is available here for a minimal fee, or the public may watch it for free at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center at 50 Main Street in Ketchikan, Alaska.

More photos from the event may be seen by visiting the Tongass National Forest’s Facebook page.


The public gathers inside the Elizabeth Peratrovich Theater for the screening. Forest Service photo by Caitlin Purdome.

Visitors arriving for the public screening enjoy the displays throughout the Southeast Discovery Center. Forest Service photo by Caitlin Purdome.