Student engagement in the Hoonah Community Forest

The first year of the Kramer memorial internship program is about to kick off, and we're quite excited.  The internship, as you may recall, is focused on getting undergraduates, especially Alaskan Native students (in conjunction with the Alaskan Native Science Education Program, ANSEP), involved in forest management, especially old growth conservation and the transition to a young growth forestry economy.  

In this innagural year, the intern will be working primarily in collaboration with the Hoonah Community Forest Project and the Sitka Conservation Society, focusing on measurements relevant to deer browse in young growth systems and the impact of young growth management on biomass and habitat (terrestrial and aquatic).  It'll be a full summer!  For more information, contact me or Sustainable Southeast.

http://sustainablesoutheast.net/hoonah-native-forest-partnership/

Photo credit:  Sustainable Southeast

Photo credit:  Sustainable Southeast

Other collaborators include the USFS and Sealaska, the Regional Native Corporation, who is also involved in the Kake yellow cedar project.