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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Recap: The 2013 Sustainable Southeast Network Annual Meeting

Recap: The 2013 Sustainable Southeast Network Annual Meeting

Community Watershed Stewardship, Events, Trainings & Opportunities
  This November community leaders and practitioners from 7 Southeast communities gathered for two days to share their stories, goals, opportunities, and challenges faced working toward sustainable community development and resource management in Southeast Alaska. [one_half]   [/one_half] [one_half_last] Those individuals that attended this meeting actively participate in a collaborative network of professionals and organizations with the common goal of supporting community efforts through information, knowledge, and resource exchange to build projects, programs and strategies that respond to the most pressing issues facing our communities, economies, and environments in Southeast Alaska. Coordinated by SAWC in partnership with the Tongass People and Place Program, this collaborative effort is called the Sustainable Southeast Network. This first Annual Meeting of the Sustainable Southeast Network brought together community-based professionals from Haines, Skagway, Juneau, Sitka,…
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Funding Opportunity: Environmental Solutions For Communities Grant Program

Funding Opportunity: Environmental Solutions For Communities Grant Program

Events, Trainings & Opportunities
Funding Opportunity: Environmental Solutions For Communities Grant Program       Deadline to submit proposals: December 16, 2013   Wells Fargo and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation seek to promote sustainable communities through Environmental Solutions for Communities by supporting highly-visible projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. Collectively, investments under this initiative will promote a sustainable future for communities by: Supporting sustainable agricultural practices and private lands stewardship; Conserving critical land and water resources and improving local water quality; Restoring and managing natural habitat, species and ecosystems that are important to community livelihoods; Facilitating investments in green infrastructure, renewable energy and energy efficiency; and Encouraging broad-based citizen and targeted youth participation in project implementation.   Grant awards will typically range…
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Funding Opportunity: Northern Boundary and Transboundary Rivers Restoration & Enhancement Fund

Funding Opportunity: Northern Boundary and Transboundary Rivers Restoration & Enhancement Fund

Events, Trainings & Opportunities
Northern Boundary and Transboundary Rivers Restoration & Enhancement Fund Call for Proposals for the 2014 Project Year   Proposals are due August 25, 2013   The Northern Fund Committee operates within the mandate established for it in the 1999 Agreement between Canada and the United States under the Pacific Salmon Treaty (PST). The mandate states that the Northern Fund shall be employed as a long-term and stable monetary base that supports projects that assist stocks and fisheries covered under the Pacific Salmon Treaty. It specifies that the proceeds from the Northern Fund shall be used to support the following types of activities:   Development of improved information for resource management, including better stock assessment, data acquisition and improved scientific understanding of limiting factors affecting salmon production in the freshwater and…
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Funding Opportunity: AK Sustainable Salmon Fund CFP

Funding Opportunity: AK Sustainable Salmon Fund CFP

Events, Trainings & Opportunities
    The Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund has issued a Call For Proposals with a deadline of August 28th, 2013   AKSSF staff is offering a webinar on July 30th (9:00 – 11:00 a.m.) to help applicants understand AKSSF proposal development and the project selection processes.   To join this webinar please contact Terry Tavel - theresa.tavel@alaska.gov; 907-465-6117   The categories for High Priority Objective project funding in the Southeast Alaska region are:   Goal 1: Habitat – Projects proposed under this goal must contribute to the conservation of salmon or steelhead habitat. Goal 2: Stock Assessment – Projects proposed under this goal must contribute to management of salmon or steelhead populations utilized for subsistence.   See below or follow the buttons for more detailed information on this CFP and SE High Priority Objective project funding: [button…
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Path to Prosperity: Sustainable Business Development Competition

Path to Prosperity: Sustainable Business Development Competition

Events, Trainings & Opportunities
    The Nature Conservancy has partnered up with Haa Aani Community Development Fund to create the Path to Prosperity (P2P) business development competition.The competition is designed to promote the development of sustainable businesses and aims to launch growth companies that will increase local employment, have a positive social and economic impact on their communities, promote sustainable use of local resources, and increase entrepreneurial know-how and business leadership in Southeast Alaska. Two winning entrepreneurs will receive an award of up to $40,000 in seed funding for consulting/technical assistance to develop their business concept, along with support in finding investor funding. Business ideas will be judged primarily on the basis of their feasibility and their positive social impact. P2P is open to individuals, for-profit businesses or tribal entities. Business ideas may include a new business or…
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