News and Events


How the suburbs killed a salmon creek and science informs its restoration

Article by Rashah McChesney, KTOO Public Media on May 24, 2016

Coverage of upcoming Duck Creek Nancy Street Wetland Monitoring project

A watershed guide to Juneau trails!

Natural History of Juneau Trails: A Watershed Approach
By Richard Carstensen


A treat for any outdoor enthusiast. 

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If you or someone on your gift list enjoys Juneau’s outdoors, this book is for you.  It is an all-you-can-eat information buffet for the hiker, hunter, or any student of the outdoors.  Richard’s insightful text, full color maps, and dozens of recent and historic photographs explain the landforms, water features, and natural environments Juneau residents navigate every day.  Dive in for a whole new understanding of the areas you love to explore, with one of Southeast Alaska’s foremost naturalists.

“From the moon, the CBJ looks pretty little. But in the planetary picture, it also emerges as an incomparably privileged place: of clean water, towering mountains, charismatic megafauna, and perhaps most exceptionally, a lot of healthy, wild land—Juneau stands out” Richard writes.  “Wildlands are accessed by more than 150 miles of trails serving all tastes, incomes and physical abilities, from paved, wheelchair-accessible promenades to dizzying alpine scrambles.  This little book is a salute to the jewels of our backyard watersheds.”

Natural History of Juneau Trails is available in stores and online from  The price is $24.00.

Upcoming Events

Date Event
March 4, 2016 Lower Jordan Creek Landowner Meeting, 4:00PM - 5:30PM @ Mendenhall Valley Library Large Conference Room. Please join us to learn more about how the JWP can help you improve your property at no cost to you! Please email with any questions:
April 15, 2016 Downtown Improvement Group Clean Up 8:00AM - 12:00PM @ Marine Park. For more information, see flyer.
April 22, 2016 "Love Thy Nature" showing at Gold Town Nickelodeon, 5:00PM. See the trailer or view a flyer.
April 23, 2016 Mendenhall Wetlands Clean-up sponsored by Southeast Alaska Land Trust. For more information, see flyer.
April 23 - 24, 2016 "Love Thy Nature" showing at Gold Town Nickelodeon, 5:00PM. See the trailer or view a flyer.
April 30, 2016 Annual Spring Clean-up. For more information, check out our Clean-up page or go to Litter Free's website.
May 9 - 13, 2016 Southeast Alaska Stream and Watershed Restoration Workshop in Craig, AK hosted by the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition (SAWC). Tuition is $800 and limited seats are available. For more information and to register, see SAWC's workshop website.