Salmon in the Trees

Life in Alaska's Tongass Rain Forest

Amy Gulick

One of the rarest ecosystems on Earth, the Tongass rain forest fringes the coastal panhandle of Alaska and covers thousands of islands filled with abundance. It's a place where everything is interconnected: salmon swim upstream into the forest, feeding some of the world's highest densities of grizzlies, black bears, and bald eagles.

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About the Author / Photographer 

Amy Gulick is an acclaimed nature photographer and writer and a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers. Her images and stories have been featured in Audubon, National Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer, and other publications. Her work has received numerous honors including the prestigious 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. 



  • Silver Award – Independent Publisher Book Awards, Environment/Ecology/Nature category, 2010
  • Silver Award – Nautilus Book Awards, Art & Photography category, 2011
  • Following the book's publication, six communities throughout Southeast Alaska hosted a "Salmon in the Trees" photography exhibition, with multimedia presentations by Amy Gulick.



Select Media

U.S. Forest Service's "Alaska Forest Reflections" with Amy Gulick  

Nature photographer falls in love with Southeast while researching new book, Juneau Empire, July 2, 2011

National Geographic: Human Journey, May 19, 2011

“Salmon in the Trees” connects fish and forests, KCAW, April 6, 2011



Amy Gulick and Braided River are producing a forthcoming title, The Salmon Way, scheduled for release in spring 2019.






Alaska Wilderness League

The Mountaineers

Campion Foundation

Wilburforce Foundation

Seattle Audubon

Federation of Western Outdoors Clubs

Burke Museum

UW Program on the Environment

UW College of the Environment

Alaska Coalition of Washington

US Forest Service

National Forest Foundation