Time to dust off the old blog, shake it out, and open it up to a fresh new page, because I’m headed back to Alaska. Just as I’d hoped for this summer, I have been hired to work as a park ranger again, this time for Sitka National Historic Site.
Located on Baranof Island in southeast Alaska, Sitka is a fishing town of about 9,000 people steeped in a rich background of Tlingit culture and historical Russian rule. This history is precisely what my new national park unit commemorates, so I can’t wait to start learning more and teaching others about this area.
As for my new job, I will have many of the same duties I had in Bering Land Bridge, such as leading ranger walks, developing programs, contributing media work, and running the visitor center, but this time with a focus on the Tlingit and Russian history of Alaska. I’m especially looking forward to doing all this in a brand new place with new people and new (epic) environments to explore.
So, in the next month or so, keep an eye out for regular updates on my new adventures in Alaska!