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Carin Christensen

Christensen is a wilderness ranger in the largest national forest in the United States, the 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest. Covering most of southeastern Alaska, the reserve encompasses the world’s largest temperate rainforest and Alaska’s famous Inside Passage between the mainland and coastal islands. Christensen works on a variety of projects to balance the multiple uses of the forest’s resources, including planting and maintaining lichen to monitor air quality. When she’s not busy working in the Tongass, Christensen performs in a folk band called the Western Hemlock Society.