Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey
Southwest Alaska encompasses a large area with a wide variety of terrain. The Aleutian Range of volcanic mountains runs along the entire length of the Alaska Peninsula. The Aleutian Islands stretch 1,000 miles from the peninsula towards Asia. The islands form part of the Pacific Ring of Fire with their 57 volcanoes and separate the Bering Sea from the Pacific Ocean.
The mountainous, forested Kodiak Island is the second largest island in the United States.
Bristol Bay’s freshwater streams make it the largest source of red salmon in the world.
Inland, there are tens of thousands of square miles of relatively remote and unspoiled terrain including boreal forest, swamps and highlands.