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Resources and Recommended Further Reading

The Nature of Southeast Alaska by Rita M. O’Clair, Robert H. Armstrong and Richard Carstensen
Alaska Northwest Books, Bothell, WA, 1992

Roadside Geology of Alaska by Cathy Connor and Daniel O’Haire
Mountain Press Publishing Company, Missoula, 1988, 10th edition

Geology of Southeast Alaska: Rock and Ice in Motion by Harold H. Stowell
University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks, Alaska 2006

Southeast Alaska’s Rocky Shores: Animals by Rita M. O’Clair and Charles C. O’Clair Plant Press , Auke Bay, Alaska 1998

Common Edible Seaweeds in the Gulf of Alaska by Dolly Garza
Alaska Sea Grant College Program, Fairbanks, Alaska, 2005

Field Guide to Seaweeds of Alaska by Mandy Lindeberg and Sandra Lindstrom
Alaska Sea Grant College Program, Fairbanks, Alaska, 2010

Guide to Marine Mammals of Alaska by Kate Wynne
Alaska Sea Grant College Porgram, Fairbanks, Alaska, 2007

Guide to the Birds of Alaska, 4th Edition by Robert H. Armstrong
Alaska Northwest Books, Portland, Oregon, 1995

Audubon Alaska’s Southeast Alaska Birding Trail:

Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora
Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 1986

"Mushrooms of the National Forests in Alaska" USDA R10 RG 209, Feb 2013

Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest by Steve Trudell and Joe Ammirati
Timber Press, Inc, Portland, Oregon, 2009

The Common Plants of the Muskegs of Southeast Alaska by O. Wayne Robuk
Forest Service Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, 1985

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast by Jim Pojar and Andrew MacKinnon
B.C Ministry of Forests and Long Star Publishing, Canada, 1994


Additional Sources Used

“The Forest Ecosystem of Southeast Alaska: Forest Ecology and Timber Management” found at 

“Succession – Changing Forest Habitats” in Alaska’s Forests and Wildlife found at

Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Nature Education Knowledge 3(10):15 found at

“Reconnaissance engineering geology of the Petersburg area, southeastern Alaska, with emphasis on geologic hazards,” U.S. Geological Survey found at

“Geologic map of southeastern Alaska,” by George L. Gehrels and Henry C. Berg found at

Scientific names of flora and fauna mentioned
(in order of appearance)

Bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana)

Pacific blue mussel (Mytilus trossulus)

Common acorn barnacle (Balanus glandula)

Popweed (Fucus gardneri)

Gull (Larus spp)

Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus)

Old man’s beard (Usnea longissima)

Witches hair (Alectoria sarmentosa)

Bear’s bread (Ganoderma spp)

Shore pine (Pinus contorta)

Round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)

Great sundew (Drosera anglica)

Labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum

Bog laurel (Kalmia microphylla

Bog rosemary (Andromeda polifolia)

Shootingstar (Dodecatheon spp)

Cotton-grass (Eriophorum spp)

Bog cranberry (Oxycoccus oxycoccus

Steller’s jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)

American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos

Common raven (Corvus corax)

Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)

Lupine (Lupinus spp)

Willow (Salix spp

Red alder (Alnus rubra

Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis)

Black cottonwood (Populus balsamifera)

Mountain hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana)

Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla)

Yellow cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis)

Western red cedar (Thuja plicata)

Skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanum)

Dwarf dogwood or bunchberry (Carnus canadensis)

Blueberry (Vaccinium alaskaense or ovalifolium)

Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)

American robin (Turdus migratorius)

Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Sitka black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus sitkenses)

Black bear (Ursus americanus)

Alexander Archipelago Wolf (Canis lupus ligoni)

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