Living with the Land Episode 4: Ed Gray

The furs of land and sea mammals have been vital to winter survival in Alaska for thousands of years. Today, the tradition of tanning hides for human use is alive and well in Alaska. In this episode of “Living with the Land,” Sitka local Ed Gray gives a tour of his tannery and teaches us the process of tanning a hide. Listen below!

Ed Gray at the Tannery


Living with the Land is a 12 part radio series exploring stories of place in Sitka. It is produced by the Sitka Conservation Society in collaboration with Raven Radio. You can also hear the episodes every Sunday at 10:27am on KCAW, just before Living Planet.


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