Briefing Sheets

    Central Kruzof Island Restoration              Red Alder on the Tongass              Ocean Boulevard Briefing Sheet

In November 2012, we ground-truthed the next restoration priority area in the Sitka Community Use Area – Central Kruzof / Iris Meadows / Shelikof Creek. Red Alder may represent an opportunity for the Tongass to transition away from unsustainable old growth clearcut logging to one more respectful of appropriate scale and maximizing the value of forest products. Learn about the collaborative process behind planning the Ocean Boulevard Wildlife Improvement Project on False Island. Note that this briefing sheet was printed in 2009, and the project has since been completed, although not using Stewardship Contracting as originally expected.


Northern Baranof Island- In 2007, surveys were completed of the watersheds in extreme northern Baranof Island, in the “elbow” of Peril Straight.  This area was almost completely clearcut in the 1960s, removing the 4-10 foot spruces once covering valley bottoms of this area.  These surveys focused on US Forest Service restoration efforts and gathering information to support future work.

Ground-truthing Project Final Report, 2005- A citizens’ initiative to document what is happening on past and proposed timber sales throughout southeast Alaska. The project emphasized the documentation and protection of rare big-tree forests, which are essential habitat for deer, goshawk, murrelet, marten, denning bears and other organisms in addition to being a globally rare treasure.

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