This year, Wilderness Volunteers is offering its second project in the Kootznoowoo Wilderness in cooperation with the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. This is a beautiful remote wilderness with coastal forests of Sitka spruce and western hemlock situated along the inside passage. Bald eagles by the hundreds are in the treetops along the beaches, harbor seals, Stellar seal lions and humpback whales feed near rafts of sea ducks. The forest floors are thickly covered with mosses and blueberries, but the island is best known for its brown bears.
The PBS series Nature featured a show on these bears this week.
If you have ever wanted to see bears, this is your opportunity!