Sitka Conservation Society

Kaung Lin Kyi, Salmon Conservation and Restoration Intern is from Myanmar and studying Biology and Studio Art at Knox College. Kaung is involved with the service fraternity called Alpha Phi Omega, and Habitat for Humanity at Knox. Kaung has also worked as an intern for Save the Children division in Myanmar, abetting campaigns such as Baby Blanket and Soap for Hope projects. He is thrilled to become part of the Sitka Conservation Society, where he currently works and excited to explore all of the natural beauty that Sitka, Alaska has to offer. This experience will provide him with an opportunity to work with conservationists and other interns who are passionate about their work. Kaung is keen on exploring the picturesque town of Sitka and becoming a part of a society composed of individuals who are taking important steps to protect the astounding wilderness of Southeast Alaska.

 

 

Recent Posts by Kaung

  • Back to Basics: An Alaskan Wilderness Experience

    Back to Basics: An Alaskan Wilderness Experience

    Almost three months have already gone by since I started my internship with the Sitka Conservation Society, under the supervision of Scott Harris, the Conservation Science Director at SCS. It is now the start of September and I cannot believe how fast time flies by when I am truly enjoying my eye-opening opportunity. It still feels [...]

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  • Redoubt Lake: The Heart of the Tongass

    Redoubt Lake: The Heart of the Tongass

    My internship has also taken me to Redoubt Lake, a unique meromictic lake, where the top layer is freshwater with several hundred feet of saltwater on the bottom layer of the lake. Located about 12 miles from the city of Sitka, Redoubt Lake plays an important role in the subsistence fisheries for the people of Sitka. [...]

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  • Restoring Salmon Habitat at Kruzof Island

    Restoring Salmon Habitat at Kruzof Island

    The soft morning sunlight shined upon as I rode my bike to the Crescent Harbor, making my way towards Scott’s Boat. Today was the very first overnight camping trip of my internship, and that fact alone had already made the trip exciting. As I got to the boat, Scott was already there, making sure that [...]

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  • Conserving Alaskan Waters: Monitoring for Invasive European Green Crabs

    Conserving Alaskan Waters: Monitoring for Invasive European Green Crabs

    It was a fine cloudy morning with a touch of fresh breeze on June 11th; just another typical morning here in Sitka. My supervisor, Conservation Science Director for the Sitka Conservation Society (SCS), Scott Harris arrived at the Forest Service Bunk house (where I live) at 6:45 a.m. to pick me up. All I was [...]

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