Alaska Board of Forestry

The nine-member Alaska Board of Forestry advises the state on forest practices issues and provides a forum for discussion and resolution of forest management issues on state land. The board also reviews all proposed changes to the Alaska Forest Resources and Practices Act and its regulations. Board members are appointed by the governor for three-year terms and represent a variety of forest-related interests. The Alaska Forest Resources and Practices Act established the Alaska Board of Forestry (AS 41.17.041).

Alaska Board of Forestry Members

Chris Maisch, Ex-officio Chair
State Forester, Email

Matthew A. Cronin, Ph.D.
Fish/Wildlife Biology Non-Governmental, Anchorage

Jeff Foley
Mining Organization, Anchorage

Erin McLarnon
Recreation, Willow

Wayne Nicolls
Forester Non-Governmental, Juneau

Eric Nichols
Forest Industry Trade Association, Ketchikan

Mark Vinsel
Commercial Fishery, Juneau

Ron Wolfe
Native Corporation, Juneau

Chris Stark
Environmental Organization

Minutes

Approved minutes from previous Board of Forestry meetings are available below

For copies of minutes from prior meetings, contact Marty Freeman.

Annual Board and Agency Reports

Each year, the departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Conservation, and Fish and Game report to the Board of Forestry on the effectiveness of the Alaska Forest Resources and Practices Act (FRPA) and its regulations. Based on these documents and other information, the Board then reports to the Governor on FRPA effectiveness. Copies of the three most recent reports are listed below. For copies of prior reports, contact Marty Freeman (marty.freeman@alaska.gov 907-269-8467).


Presentations to the Board of Forestry


Contact Information

For more information on the Board of Forestry, contact Chris Maisch, State Forester, Division of Forestry at 907-451-2666 or email. Individuals wishing to be added to the Board's mailing list or receive future announcements of Alaska Board of Forestry meetings, by e-mail or in hard copy, should contact Doreen Dick, Division of Forestry, at 907-269-8463 or email.