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Connecting professionals throughout the region working toward informed resource management and sustainable community development
The Goal of the Network:
To get information, resources, and skill trainings into the hands of community-based practitioners who are striving to support and develop innovative projects and programs that result in the informed management and sustainable use and development of the region’s natural resources.
- LOCATE people and organizations who have knowledge, skills and resources that support community-based efforts, projects, and programs.
- GET resources into the hands of community leaders and locally based practitioners who are working locally to support sustainable development and the informed managment of watershed resources.
- CONNECT individuals and organizations with other people and other organizations who are doing similar work in order to leverage resources and common ideas and build strategic partnerships.
- Identify stakeholders and natural resource practitioners working on key issues.
- Identify the relationships that exist between these identified individuals
In partnership with the Tongass People and Place Program, SAWC is currently working to build a collaborative network of individuals 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.
The Sustainable Southeast Peer Network Project currently includes 3 components:
Goal: Assemble a data set that identifies key individuals in natural resource management as well as contact information for, pertinent information about, and relationships among natural resource practitioners in the Southeast Alaska region.
Goal: Gain a better understanding of current network strengths and weaknesses, and assess network gaps and areas of weak connectivity
Goal: Develop a directory tool accessible to individuals throughout Southeast Alaska that identifies and connects natural resource management practitioners working on key issues in the region.
Please explore the tabs above to learn more about each of these components.
The network is a community of local organizations, governments, and tribes, as well as, natural resource agency staffers, individuals, non-government organizations, scientists, practitioners, businesses, industry and developers who are dedicated to community-based watershed management.By taking part in the network – by asking questions, providing ideas and resources, and donating your time and energy you are actively supporting the wise management of Southeast Alaska’s watersheds at the local level!
This network exists to support you in making informed decisions and achieving the goals of your community-based project or program.
The following communities currently participate in this network, contributing valuable resources and information:
Prince of Wales Island
Who Else Participates in the Network?
The following organizations, agencies, industries, businesses and individuals have participated in the network through the exchange of information, ideas and resources. THANK YOU!![two_columns border=”border”]
Yakutat Salmon Board
City and Borough of Yakutat
Yakutat School District
Yak-tat Kwaan, Inc.
Yakutat Tlingit Tribe
Skagway Traditional Council
Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau
Skagway Development Corporation
City of Skagway
City of Skagway Museum
Taiya Inlet Watershed Council
Skagway City School
Juneau Watershed Partnership
City and Borough of Juneau
Juneau School District
Takshanuk Watershed Council
Haines Borough School District
Kluckwan, Chilkat Indian Village
Prince of Wales Island Watershed Association
Hydaburg Cooperative Association
Wrangell City and Borough
City of Petersburg
Citizens of Tenekee Springs
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The National Forest Foundation
Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council
Kenai Watershed Council
Southeast Alaska Land Trust
Sitka Conservation Council
Alaska Seiner’s Association
Alaska Troller’s Association
The Nature Conservancy
Alaska Gillnetters Association
Fish America Foundation
KHNS Community Radio
Alaska Conservation Foundation
KTOO- Juneau Public Radio
State of Alaska
University of Alaska Southeast
Department of Environmental Conservation
Department of Fish and Game
Department of National Resources
Department of Transportation
Representative Peggy Wilson
Representative Bill Thomas
Pacific Northwest Research Institute
Natural Resources Conservation Service
National Park Service
NOAA Fisheries & Restoration
USDA Forest Service, Tongass National Forest, Yakutat District, Juneau Ranger District
USGS, Juneau Water Resources Division
Environmental Protection Agency-Region 10
United States Fish & Wildlife, Juneau Field Office
United States Army Corps of Engineers
Private Industry and Businesses
Hecla Mining, Greens Creek
For more information or to contribute to the Network, please contact:
Angie Eldred, Communications Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org (907) 766-3745 or (616) 481-2101 (c)
Sustainable Southeast Peer Network Survey
Goal of the Network Survey:
Assemble a data set that identifies key individuals in natural resource management as well as contact information for, pertinent information about, and relationships among natural resource practitioners in the Southeast Alaska region.
Objectives of the Network Survey:
Contact key natural resource management stakeholders in each theme to obtain information identifying the individuals with whom they regularly work, contact, or share resources and information on specific issues in their area of expertise.
- Obtain contact information for key stakeholders as well as those identified individuals with whom they work
- Obtain identifying information such as group affiliation, area of expertise, geographical location for each identified contact
Sustainable Southeast Peer Network Mapping
Goal of the Network Map:
Gain a better understanding of current network strengths and weaknesses, and assess network gaps and areas of weak connectivity
Objectives of the Network Map:
Create a visual representation of data collected in Network Survey to clearly identify and visualize disconnected members, weak connections, and gaps within the network
Sustainable Southeast Peer Network Directory
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Goal of the Network Directory:
Develop a directory tool accessible to individuals throughout Southeast Alaska that identifies and connects natural resource management practitioners working on key issues in the region.
Objectives of the Network Directory:
Translate survey data and network map into an accessible, categorized, and searchable directory identifying natural resource management practitioners working on key issues in Southeast Alaska[/styledbox]
The Sustainable Southeast Peer Network Project
The Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition (SAWC) is partnering with the Tongass People and Place Program (TPP) to build a network of in-community practitioners and organizations that work collaboratively to respond to the challenges and opportunities facing rural communities in Southeast Alaska.
The goal of the Sustainable Southeast Peer Network is to get information, resources, and skills into the hands of community-based practitioners who are working to develop and accomplish informed resource management and sustainable development projects and programs in their communities.
In an effort to build the connections between practitioners in this network and be more effective and efficient at coordinating the exchange of information, SAWC and TPP are launching an effort to build a network directory.
The network directory will be categorized by specific natural resource management themes that have been identified as top priorities by the Sustainable Southeast Peer Network participants.
We hope that this directory will serve as a tool for practitioners working on community-based natural resource management and sustainable community development in Southeast Alaska.
Presently we are focusing our efforts on the theme of restoration in Southeast Alaska. Using this survey, SAWC will capture the contact information, experience, and expertise of survey participants, as well as pertinent information regarding the relationships among restoration practitioners in the region.
Building the Restoration Directory:
The first step in building this directory is to identify and locate the individuals in the region who have knowledge, skills and resources that contribute to the development, accomplishment, and monitoring of restoration projects in Southeast Alaska.
This information- collected through Survey Monkey- will then be assembled into a directory that will be kept on SAWC’s website: alaskawatershedcoalition.org
The survey is broken into three types of questions:
- Demographics identification: These questions provide us with some basic information that will enable us to identify and locate individuals working on restoration issues with communities in the region.
- Network Identification: This set of questions provides us the data necessary to draw the connections between people and organizations working on community-based natural resource management.
- Capacity Identification: These questions provide us with data on the current availability and needs of resources necessary to complete restoration projects in the region.
For more information, or to participate in the Restoration directory, please contact:
Angie Eldred, Communications Coordinator