Alaska Community Forest Council


Alaska Community Forest Council at the University of
Alaska Anchorage on May 8, 2015.

Alaska Community Forest Council Seeks New Members

The Alaska Community Forest Council is seeking to fill six council seats in 2017. Seats are open in the following categories: Seat A – Arborist; Seat C - Municipal Planner; Seat G- Small-Community Service; Seat I – Industry/Business; Seats K and M- Members at Large. The terms are July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. Members serve on working committees, handle the normal business responsibilities of a nonprofit, and support the care of trees and forests in the towns where they live. Members attend orientation before the first meeting and are provided educational opportunities and hands-on training. Council members are reimbursed for travel expenses if applicable.

Alaska Community Forest Council Application 2017 (PDF)

 

The Alaska Community Forest Council is a nonprofit organization with 15 members from across the state. Members advise the Division of Forestry on how to develop and deliver community forestry programs to Alaskans, support education, and encourage public involvement. Members make recommendations on the criteria, guidelines, and award of community forestry grants from the division. The council meets four times a year and holds regular teleconferences. All meetings are open to the public.

Alaska Community Forest Council factsheet (PDF)

Alaska Community Forest Council Bylaws (Word)

Alaska Community Forest Council & Division of Forestry Memorandum of Understanding (PDF)

Alaska Community Forest Council Minutes (PDF)

 

Arbor Day Grants

 Celebrate Arbor Day

The Alaska Community Forest Council is offering small grants to help celebrate Arbor Day. Grants will be in the $200-$500 range, and can be used to plant a tree or support other activities that promote Arbor Day in Alaska. 

Grant funds were provided to the Council from: The Society of American Foresters (SAF); Cook Inlet and Yukon River Chapters, The Alaska Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and Paul’s Tree Service of Anchorage.

Applications are due by 4:30 PM on Friday, April 21, 2017. See the Request for Proposals and other documents below for more information.

 
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