Sea Kayaking

December 30th, 2011

Liz Gifford and Sean Rielly watch a calving from sea kayaks while they wait for an opportunity to land. (Photo/Julie Denesha)
Liz Gifford and Sean Rielly watch a calving from sea kayaks while they wait for an opportunity to land.

Liz and Sean are as agile on water as they are on land. Much of the land managed by the Forest Service is accessible by water making their skills in a sea kayak an essential part of a ranger’s job. Endicott Arm Fjord, terminates at Dawes Glacier and the rangers make frequent visits to monitor seal populations and track the retreat of the glacier. With more and more tourists seeking a closer look at the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness, the rangers also track the impact of tourism on the area.

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