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Kraft will get you started, enhance or add excitement to your sea kayaking, canoe and SUP experience in a safe and fulfilling
way. Kayak Kraft provides both ACA and BCU courses, instruction, assessment and expedition support from its base on Bainbridge
Island, WA. Serving Puget Sound, the Pacific Northwest PNW, British Columbia BC and the greater Seattle area.
2013 Outer Island Expedition:
is part of Sitka Conservation Society’s (SCS) Community Wilderness Stewardship Project. The Project, begun in
2009, is a partnership between SCS and the Tongass National Forest Service to collect base-line data on the ecological conditions
and human impacts to designated Wilderness areas.
The Tongass NF in Southeast Alaska is the nation’s largest
National Forest totaling 17 million acres with almost 6 million acres of designated Wilderness Area (also the largest total
Wilderness area of any National Forest). Almost all of this land is only accessible by boat or on foot. Because
most Tongass Wilderness Areas are so difficult to access, Forest Service Wilderness rangers rarely, if ever, have the ability
to monitor areas which require technical skills, lots of time, or difficult logistics for access. SCS augments and fills
in the gaps in data by targeting these areas.
For the 2013 project, Craig and Thorne Bay ranger districts have asked
SCS to conduct a monitoring expedition to a set of outercoast islands adjacent to Prince of Wales Island.
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