The Mendenhall Fireside Lectures are always a highlight of winter - free and open to all, each Friday. There are, as always, quite a few good ones lined up.
A couple of note: My collaborator and the director of the Heen Latinee Experimental Forest, Rick Edwards, will be reporting on a dramatic happening in our beloved experimental forest, a large rockfall and alpine tsunami which caused some very impressive destruction along the upper reaches of the watershed, and a wall of water which made it down to the ocean. That is February 9th (6:30 and 8PM).
I will be giving a lecture on work in Glacier Bay and the story of the rediscovery of the Cooper plots - the challenges in finding 100 year old sites in the wilderness, backcountry navigation, and all that. It will cover work in 2016 and 2017 - as well as into the future. That will be January 26th, 6:30 and 8PM.
There are also many interesting talks on mining, transboundary mine issues (a major concern re: pollution, salmon stocks, and social issues), kayaking the Inside Passage, and others.