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Alaska CCLS Past Awards

Projects receiving funding under the Community Capacity and Land Stewardship Program in Alaska

Explore the projects that received funding through the Community Capacity and Land Stewardship Program in Alaska in recent years.

Note: the years listed below correspond to the NFF's fiscal year.

Hoonah Indian Association
Improving Wildlife Habitat through Young Growth Biomass Sourcing on the Tongass National Forest
To model biomass availability from young growth thinning operations by utilizing and extending LiDAR forest metrics created across 205,000 acres, and estimate cost and pioneer methods to extract thinned stems from pre-commercially thinned stands.
Tongass National Forest
hiatribe.org

Prince of Wales Tribal Conservation District
Prince of Wales Stream Training
To train four qualified local residents in Salmon Spawning Tier II and Safety Trainings and hold a community meeting to update the public and sustain support for sockeye projects within the Klawock Lake Watershed.
Tongass National Forest

Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition
Building capacity to support Compensatory Mitigation on the Tongass National Forest
To collaborate with Forest Service staff to build capacity to support third party mitigation in the form of restoration on the Tongass National Forest through policy level and site level actions.
Tongass National Forest
http://www.alaskawatershedcoalition.org

Sitka Conservation Society
Tongass Transition Collaborative: Developing Best Practices for Collaborative Project Planning
To understand and implement important lessons about the effectiveness of landscape-level planning, community forestry, and partnerships with landowners.
Tongass National Forest
http://www.sitkawild.org

Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition
Collaborative Restoration of Admiralty Island’s Cube Cove Watersheds through SEAK Mitigation Fund
To produce a Restoration Action Plan, the vision and process for restoration of Cube Cove watersheds, leveraging wetland mitigation dollars to restoration by breaking down barriers to using the recently approved SEAK Mitigation Fund.
Tongass National Forest
www.alaskawatershedcoalition.o...

Southeast Alaska Wilderness Exploration Analysis and Discovery
Keex' Kwaan Community Forest Partnership Community Assessment and Outreach
To assess Kake community priorities for land stewardship in the Keex’ Kwaan Community Forest project area. This will form a solid foundation in local values as the KKCFP launches and will generate community engagement in the effort.
Tongass National Forest
http://www.seawead.org

City of Thorne Bay
Prince of Wales Landscape Assessment Team
To devlop recommendations for a Landscape-Level Assessment for 3.5 million acres of land on Prince of Wales Island and also develop recommendations on specific FS projects based upon recommendations developed in the landscape-level assessment.
Tongass National Forest
http://www.thornebay-ak.gov

Sitka Conservation Society
Tongass Transition Collaborative Organizational Capacity
To provide regional stakeholders a way to work constructively with the Forest to succesfully transition to young growth-based forest management, in an economically beneficial way for Southeast Alaska communities.
Tongass National Forest
http://www.sitkawild.org

Sitka Tribe of Alaska
Indian River Watershed Partnership Formation
To form a working group of all property owners and water rights holders in the Indian River watershed to research the needs and begin developing a restoration plan in the lower portion of the watershed.
Tongass National Forest
http://www.sitkatribe.org

Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition
Southeast Alaska Community Watershed Symposium
To will build the capacity of Southeast Alaska's rural community leaders and environmental practitioners to develop collaborative solutions for the restoration and informed management of Southeast Alaska’s watersheds.
Tongass National Forest
http://www.alaskawatershedcoalition.org

Southeast Alaska Wilderness Exploration Analysis and Discovery
HNFP Commercial Blueberry Feasibility Study
To determine the ecological, social and economic feasibility of developing a commercial blueberry economy in Hoonah, Alaska and increase capacity of partners to collaborate on sustainable community-based natural resource development.
Tongass National Forest
http://www.seawead.org

The Nature Conservancy
Tongass Collaborative Stewardship Group
To support a part-time coordinator for the Tongass Collaborative Stewardship Group, which is working to build regional capacity for collaborative land stewardship.
Tongass National Forest
http://www.tnc.org

Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition
Finalizing the Stream Credit Method for the Southeast Alaska Mitigation Fund, In Lieu Fee Program
To advance the Stream Credit Method (SCM) for the Southeast Alaska Mitigation Fund In Lieu Fee program (SAMF). The SCM will generate funding for watershed scale stream restoration and improve mitigation outcomes in Southeast Alaska.
Tongass National Forest
www.alaskawatershedcoalition.org

The Nature Conservancy
Tongass Collaborative Stewardship Group Coordinator
To support a part-time coordinator for the Tongass Collaborative Stewardship Group to support the group in its role as a forum for building regional capacity for collaborative land stewardship.
Tongass National Forest
http://www.nature.org

Tongass Transition Collaborative
Tongass Transition Collaborative Organizational Capacity
To provide regional stakeholders a way to work constructively with the Forest to successfully transition to young growth-based forest management, in an economical beneficial way for Southeast Alaska communities.
Tongass National Forest