Beyond Monitoring: Adaptive Management Practitioner’s Workshop

Beyond Monitoring: Adaptive Management Practitioner’s Workshop

Events, Trainings & Opportunities, Resources
Your participation in the following workshop will help communities, natural resource management agencies, and partners further our mutual priorities of adaptive management and ecological monitoring:   Beyond Monitoring: Adaptive Management Practitioner’s Workshop Sitka, AK April 28-30, 2013     Background The Sitka Conservation Society and more recently the Sitka Sound Science Center have been working with the USFS Sitka Ranger District on augmenting monitoring needs by conducting ecological monitoring projects. The goal of these efforts is to contribute to the science and techniques of watershed restoration and ecosystem (terrestrial, freshwater, and marine) management by incorporating multi-party monitoring information and community volunteers in a meaningful way. This workshop will help guide these efforts to maximize their pertinence and contribution to existing resource management needs, and serve as a case study for…
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Salmon in The Trees Author Amy Gulick in Haines AK

Salmon in The Trees Author Amy Gulick in Haines AK

Community Watershed Stewardship, Events, Trainings & Opportunities
Award wining author and photographer Amy Gulick will be in Haines Alaska October 17th-20th Join us in Haines for a week of photography workshops, Chilkat River Tours, and a celebration of the rich cultural and natural wonders of the Chilkat Valley. [styledbox type="information" ]Scheduled Events[/styledbox] This week of events was made possible by the organization and coordination of 7 Echoes Homestead in Haines Alaska. For more information please visit the website of this community-based effort.  
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Wetland Functional Assessment training in Haines AK

Wetland Functional Assessment training in Haines AK

Events, Trainings & Opportunities
Natural Resource Managers and Practitioners trained in WESPAK-SE The Chilkoot Indian Association and the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition brought Dr. Paul Adamus to Haines Alaska last week to train 17 participants in the Wetland Ecosystem Service Protocol that he developed specifically for Southeast Alaska. WESPAK-SE is a rapid functional assessment methodology that is used to generate scores for wetland functions and values. These scores support informed aquatic resource management. The class learned how to rapidly assess and score 23 functions and values of tidal and non-tidal wetlands in Southeast Alaska. Participants learned how to interpret and use these scores to prioritize wetlands in a watershed or community, as well as evaluate impacts for wetland permit applications, as well as identify ways to enhance specific wetland functions. [styledbox type="information" ]"> WESPAK-SE PowerPoint Presentation[/styledbox]…
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Communities and Tribes on Prince of Wales gather for project planning workshop

Communities and Tribes on Prince of Wales gather for project planning workshop

Community Watershed Stewardship, Events, Trainings & Opportunities
The Prince of Wales Watershed Association invites SAWC to facilitate a community-based watershed project planning workshop in Craig Alaska. Thanks very much to the leadership board and staff of the Prince of Wales Watershed Association and the staff of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Tongass National Forest, the National Forest Foundation, and the Southeast Alaska Watershed for dedicating your time and energy to the two day workshop in Craig. It was an incredibly resourceful few days for participants, presentors and facilitators. Workshop Topics Included: Sustainable Rural Communities and Coordinating Rural Networks Building Organizational Core Strategies, Capacities, and Structures The Watershed Approach The Watershed Condition Framework the U.S. National Forest assessment of Prince of Wales; Angela Coleman, Tongass National Forest, Craig Ranger District (USFS) Community-Based Watershed Assessments; John…
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Wetland Ecosystem Services Protocol for Southeast Alaska (WESPAK-SE) Training!

Wetland Ecosystem Services Protocol for Southeast Alaska (WESPAK-SE) Training!

Events, Trainings & Opportunities
This three day training is being taught by Dr. Paul Adamus, the author of thiswetland assessment method and others inthe U.S. and Canada. Using WESPAK-SE,the class will visit and asses up to 5wetlands in the Haines area. The class willlearn how to rapidly assess and score 23functions and values of tidal and non-tidalwetlands in Southeast Alaska!!Participants will learn how to interpretand use these scores to prioritize wetlandsin a watershed or community, as well asevaluate impacts for wetland permitapplications, as well as identify ways toenhance specific wetland functions! Check out the Brochure.....WESPAK-SE Training
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