The Voices of the Wilderness is an art residency program that pairs intrepid artists with wilderness rangers. Participants not only fill sketchbooks, but they also get a chance to learn about research, monitoring, and education.
Over the years, several GurneyJourneyers have seized the opportunity, including Robin Peterson who went to Tebenkof Bay Wilderness last summer (left).
According to Barbara Lydon of the US Forest Service, who helps organize it, "The program continues to grow—and is really gaining momentum and support."
More info about how to sign up
Previously on GJ: Alaska Residency Opportunity