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Regional Climate

If there is one element that ties the region of southeast Alaska together: it is WATER.  The islands that make up the Alexander Archipelago are separated by large channels of water, and flanked by the north Pacific Ocean to the west.  The "warm" ocean currents bring in storm systems which send high levels of precipitation to the region, dropping as much as 120" of rain per year or more in some locations. Every aspect of the ecosystem relies on this continuous cycle of precipitation, from the salmon needing to get upstream in the summer months to the abundant lichens and mosses which adorn trees and forest floor.

Emerald Island Adventures

PO Box 177 Craig Alaska


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Emerald Island Adventures is an equal opportunity provider operating on the Tongass National Forest under special use permit from the Forest Service, USDA.