WaterWatch Presents Author and Photographer Amy Gulick

Thanks to everyone who attended this wonderful event with Amy Gulick on March 5th! Photos are posted at our WaterWatch of Oregon Flickr account.

At WaterWatch we’re working to restore historic salmon runs in Oregon by protecting instream water rights, removing obsolete dams, and reforming groundwater pumping rules to preserve the connectivity between groundwater and streams. A huge thank you to Amy for joining us in Portland, and the Clackamas REI for their kind help and gracious assistance in hosting this event.

You’re invited to join WaterWatch of Oregon at the REI Clackamas Town Center location on Tuesday, March 5th, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for our first in-person speaker event of the year as we welcome author and photographer Amy Gulick.

An award-winning nature photographer who cut her teeth on a tough, monthlong assignment in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Amy will discuss and share photos and stories from her book The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind, about the extraordinary web of relationships among salmon and people in Alaska.

Amy will also talk about her book Salmon In the Trees, and the incredible salmon-driven cycle of life in the temperate rainforest of Southeast Alaska, and how salmon DNA is found even at the tops of the tallest trees in the region.

Along with spectacular photos of these vibrant ecosystems, Amy will share her experiences as she paddled and trekked among bears, islands, and salmon streams to document Alaska and the Tongass National Forest in its primeval, natural state, and the Alaskans who depend upon the region’s rivers and waterways — and whose cultures are deeply interconnected to salmon.

A Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers, and a Fellow with The Safina Center, Amy’s photographs and stories have been featured in Outdoor Photographer, National Wildlife, Audubon and other publications. She is the recipient of the Daniel Housberg Wilderness Image Award from the Alaska Conservation Foundation, the Voice of the Wild Award from the Alaska Wilderness League, and a Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation.

The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind is the recipient of an Independent Publisher Book Award, a Nautilus Book Award, an Indies Book of the Year Award, and was named a Best Indie Book by Kirkus Reviews. Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska’s Tongass Rain Forest, is the recipient of an Independent Publisher Book Award and two Nautilus Book Awards. Both are published through the Braided River imprint of The Mountaineers.

Join us for this free and fun WaterWatch event, along with opportunities to purchase Amy’s books and a raffle for WaterWatch materials and other prizes. REI Clackamas is located in the Clackamas Town Center off I-205, exit 14, at Sunnybrook Boulevard and Sunnyside Road.

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday, March 5th, at 6 p.m. as we welcome special guest Amy Gulick. Due to time limitations the presentation will begin exactly at 6 p.m. — we strongly recommend you arrive prior to 6 p.m. to find a seat.

All photos copyright © 2024 Amy Gulick, all rights reserved. Not intended for republication.
WaterWatch poster design by Monet Hampson.