Naturalist, writer to share thoughts on sandhill cranes at Fireside Lecture

Hear the captivating call of sandhill cranes with Hank Lentfer, naturalist and writer, as he shares the natural history of the ancient-looking long-legged birds that stop off each autumn near his home in Gustavus at this week’s Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Learn how Lentfer’s affection for cranes led him to the very thing he was trying to avoid. His newest book is “Faith of Cranes: Finding Hope and Family in Alaska,” which will be available for purchase and signing.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and presentations begin at 6:30 pm. and again at 8 p.m.


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback






Joint fish, game board call for proposals

The Board of Fisheries and Board of Game — the state entities that set bag limits, seasons and other regulations for fishermen and hunters in... Read more

Brown bear season opens for ABC islands

The spring brown bear hunting season opens today in Game Management Unit 4 (GMU4), which includes Sitka as well as Chichigof, Baranof and Admiralty islands.... Read more