With the support of the National Forest Foundation and the technical expertise of the US Forest Service, SAWC is sponsoring a training on the use of hand tools and work crews to restore in-stream fish habitat in streams that lack large woody debris because of riparian logging. The Hoonah Native Forest Partnership will be sending some experienced crew members to help share lessons learned.
Students will learn to identify appropriate sites, how to plan restoration, and how to safely implement restoration by felling or tipping trees using winches and chainsaws and then manipulating the trees into place using winches and hand tools.
The training is for crew leaders or biologist planning the restoration work. We are reserving the limited space in the training for organizations that are actively planning work crews within the next few years. The training is tentatively scheduled for the 1st week of May in Klawock.