Stewardship and Sustainable Forestry can be defined as: “The planning and managing of forests for the continuous and consistent supply of all forest resources and services that both natural and human communities require for their continued survival”. It is simply forest management that balances the social and economic needs of humans with the ecologic needs of nature.
There are numerous examples of stewardship and sustainable forestry work going on in the forests and communities of Southeast Alaska. Some of this work is being replicated across the region, while some of the work is unique to a specific place and project. All the work is important and serves as test areas and proofs of concept as the region begins to transition to a different and sustainable way of doing business. It is important for the success of the region and the individual projects that this work and the lessons learned be shared with others.
The purpose of this site is for sharing and locating information on stewardship and sustainable forestry pertinent to Southeast Alaska’s forests. It is intended to be a one-stop shop and clearinghouse where practitioners, collaborators, and partners, as well as the interested and the curious can ask questions, find answers, and provide feedback on a variety of subjects, projects, and opportunities. The information shared here involves more than forests and trees, it also contains information on and links to: sustainable and community forestry, restoration, stewardship contracting, biomass, and work and training opportunities. For your convenience, there are posts of related news and announcements, plus a Facebook link for ongoing discussions. There are also links to other organizations, companies, and agencies that are doing similar work in Alaska as well as other places around the country.
Explore the site and see if you find anything of interest. If you would like to share information, news, and/or links to your projects, feel free to contact us.