Tongass National Forest, National Geographic Magazine: Taku River In Alaskan Wilderness

The Taku River flows out of the Coastal Range in British Columbia to 100 miles northeast of Juneau, Alaska. The Taku is southeast Alaska’s top salmon-producing river. Data from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game notes that nearly 2 million wild salmon return to the river annually.

A world-class wilderness, the Taku River watershed contains some of the richest wildlife habitat in North America and is teeming with grizzlies, wolves, Stone’s sheep, moose, woodland caribou, migratory birds, and abundant populations of salmon.

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