Restoration community comes together at workshop

Restoration community comes together at workshop

Events, Trainings & Opportunities, Watershed Science
SAWC hosted a regional watershed restoration workshop in Juneau March 5-7 to tackle issues around collaboration, technical capacity, funding, and coping with climate change. Individuals from over 30 organizations and agencies participated, sharing stories of success and lessons learned, and contributing to great discussions about how to move forward to make restoration efforts more successful in the region. A big thanks to the National Forest Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, and the Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership for supporting the workshop. Presentations will soon be archived and available on SEAKFHP's website.
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Save the Date! Watershed Restoration Workshop

Save the Date! Watershed Restoration Workshop

Events, Trainings & Opportunities, Watershed Science
Stepping up to the plate for collaborative restoration March 5-7, Juneau AK Workshop Goals: The 2018 Southeast Alaska Watershed Restoration Workshop will build capacity to develop collaborative solutions for the restoration and informed management of SEAK’s watersheds. The event will bring together community leaders, NGOs and resource managers from across SEAK to share stories of restoration efforts – successes, techniques, and lessons learned, to network and develop partnerships for collaborative projects, and to provide tools and resources to build the capacity or our region’s land managers to carry out watershed restoration across the Tongass National Forest and its neighboring lands. Session topics will include collaborative approaches, capacity gaps and how to bridge them, funding opportunities and strategies, and successful restoration in a changing region. If you are interested in sharing your…
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Resource Managers Build Watershed Restoration Capacity at Regional Workshop

Resource Managers Build Watershed Restoration Capacity at Regional Workshop

Events, Trainings & Opportunities, Restoration & Mitigation
  The 2016 Southeast Alaska Stream and Watershed Restoration Workshop brought together 21 Natural Resource Management Practitioners from across the region and 6 experienced Instructors from the Pacific Northwest for five days of intensive watershed restoration study, discussion, and field visits on Prince of Wales Island this May. Led by a cadre of Restoration Practitioners from The US Forest Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service based in Oregon, the workshop brought new perspectives on watershed restoration goals and objectives, design, implementation, and monitoring. Instructors shared their expertise and experience working on watershed restoration efforts throughout the Pacific Northwest, and facilitated lively discussion around the opportunities, needs, challenges, and successes of restoration in Southeast Alaska.   Participants spent a day in the field on POW at a reach of…
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Juneau Wild and Scenic Film Festival – November 21

Juneau Wild and Scenic Film Festival – November 21

Events, Trainings & Opportunities
Join the Juneau Watershed Partnership and the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition for the 2015 Wild and Scenic Film Festival!   A  benefit event for the Juneau Watershed Partnership and SE Alaska Watershed Coalition, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival presents a series of environmental and outdoor adventure films to inform and inspire viewers to appreciate and steward our one wild world. Alaska Brewing Company beer will be available for purchase for attendees age 21+. Receive one free beverage with your membership donation of $25 or more!   Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center Box Office, Hearthside Books, Rainy Retreat Books, or online: [su_button url="https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=10da15bd0ed8d08e44c057706493201d" target="blank" style="soft" background="#fab769" size="8" center="yes" text_shadow="1px 1px 1px #000000"]Purchase Wild & Scenic Film Festival Tickets![/su_button]  …
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Community Practitioners Learn to Identify Bugs for Stream Health

Community Practitioners Learn to Identify Bugs for Stream Health

Community Watershed Stewardship, Events, Trainings & Opportunities
Last week the Chilkoot Indian Association hosted the University of Alaska Anchorage's resident aquatic insect expert Dan Bogan, who led a Macroinvertebrate Biomonitoring Training for community practitioners in Haines. The training teaches participants how to identify and use aquatic invertebrates to gauge stream health. With the University of Alaska Anchorage's Aquatic Ecology Department, Bogan administers the Alaska Stream Team data collection program, a coordinated collaborative citizen-science effort to collect consistent and reliable biological data on the ecological health of Alaska's streams. The Alaska Stream Team hosts an online database where volunteer stream monitors can enter, view, and/or share basic chemical and biological information collected using educational or volunteer-level Stream Team methods.  [caption id="attachment_5007" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Taiya Inlet Watershed Council's Rachel Ford gets her hands dirty to find some aquatic insects[/caption]   Participants in the recent…
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Tongass Advisory Committee Seeking Nominations

Tongass Advisory Committee Seeking Nominations

Events, Trainings & Opportunities
See information below, courtesy of the National Forest Foundation:   The Tongass National Forest recently established the Tongass Advisory Committee and is currently seeking nominations.  Please consider applying or share with your organization or within your community. The Tongass Advisory Committee (TAC) will play a key role in USDA’s effort to transition the Tongass from a timber program focused on old growth to one based primarily on young growth. The TAC will be solely advisory in nature, advising the Secretary of Agriculture, through the Chief of the Forest Service, by providing advice and recommendations for developing an ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable forest management strategy on the Tongass National Forest.   Recommendations and advice may directly inform modification of the 2008 Tongass Land Management Plan. All activities of the Committee will…
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USFS Tier II Protocol Training Opportunity

USFS Tier II Protocol Training Opportunity

Events, Trainings & Opportunities
USFS Tier II Protocol training | Sitka, AK | April 2014   Tier II is one method of quantifying the quality of stream habitat for spawning and rearing salmonids. It focuses on stream and channel morphology, and pool-forming structures in streams. Among agencies and funding organizations, it is a well-accepted approach. Therefore, by being trained in Tier II, you will be able to provide credible information and/or have a good understanding to advocate for stream restoration projects.   This training is appropriate for any group interested in or actively partnering with federal / state / municipal agencies, or private landowners on stream restoration projects.   Scott Harris, Conservation Science Director with Sitka Conservation Society, has talked with the Tongass National Forest and they are excited to conduct a Tier II…
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