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Friday Night Insight – Traditional uses of the plants of Southeast Alaska

Tongass National Forest Botanist Val Cancino presents a talk on the ethnobotanical and traditional uses of the plants of Southeast Alaska. Learn about identifying, safely harvesting, and uses of the plants of the Tongass National Forest.

Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

50 Main St
Ketchikan, AK, 99901
(907) 228-6220

At the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in downtown Ketchikan, you can explore the unique natural and cultural history of the Tongass National Forest, a place where people have lived in harmony with nature for thousands of years. Stroll through a lush rainforest, visit a re-created native fishing village and learn how the Tongass sustains Southeast Alaska communities today. You can also hear the story of the forest in person from one of our friendly Forest Service rangers, enjoy a film in our comfortable theatre or help your kids become Junior Rangers. In the summer, join a ranger for a guided walk and learn about Ketchikan's enduring ties to the rainforest.