As the Forest Service, communities, businesses, non-profit groups and other stakeholders partner on implementing sustainable forest management in Southeast Alaska, developing a collective understanding about sustainable forestry, restoration, stewardship contracting, and biomass is essential. A variety of partners have participated in field trips, workshops and trainings that have helped establish relationships and shared learning.
These are training opportunities that are being planned and scheduled:
- Hoonah Stewardship Workshop – Hoonah. October 11 and 12, 2012
- Tongass community Stewardship Network Workshop – Wrangell. October 22-24, 2012
- Alaska Wood Energy Conference – Ketchikan. October 10 and 11, 2012
Examples of other workshops that have been conducted include:
- New England Wood Energy Tour – January, 2008
- Tongass Science Symposium – Juneau. May, 2008
- Wood Energy Workshop – Sitka. October, 2008
- Sitka Stewardship Workshop – February, 2009
- Stewardship Contracting Workshop – Thorne Bay. May, 2009
- Restoration Thinning of Older Young Growth Workshop – Forks, WA. June, 2009
- Dead Yellow Cedar Utilization Workshop – Thorne Bay. July, 2009
- Stewardship Strategy Session – Anchorage. September, 2009
- Alaska Stewardship Peer to Peer Learning – Oregon Field Trip. May, 2010
- Stewardship Contracting/Collaboration Workshop – Kake. October, 2010
- Tongass National Forest Internal Stewardship Contracting Training – Ketchikan. April, 2011
- Collaborative Stewardship Strategy Session – Juneau. November, 2011.
- Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center Symposium – Juneau. April, 2012
More to come. Check the Announcements section on this website for information on any upcoming Learning and Training opportunities.