A multi-year collaborative project commenced in 2017 that aims to protect and manage cultural places on private land associated with the Kenai River Valley in Alaska. The project was developed by Applied Archaeology International in collaboration with the Kenaitze Indian Tribe (KIT) and BE Surveys, with funding and support provided by Kenai-Mountains Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area. The work involved collaboration between Tribal representatives, landowners, and archaeolo
Sparkling bubbles of laughter wafted across the tree-sprinkled knob, borne on a breeze that ruffled the frail fall foliage and momentarily disrupted its gentle autumnal recoil back into the dirt. The revelers were too far away to make out what was being shrieked and said, but the universal language of kids at play translated as clearly as the warm glow from the low-angle afternoon sun. The creek in the ravine below swelled rich with the seasonal substance of spawning salmon.