Tanana Valley State Forest Citizens' Advisory Committee

The 12 member Citizens' Advisory Committee for the Tanana Valley State Forest advises the Division of Forestry on forest practices issues and provides a forum for the discussion and resolution of forest management issues in the Tanana Valley State Forest and on other forested state land in the Tanana Valley managed by the Department of Natural Resources. The State Forester appoints committee members who represent a range of interests for three-year terms. The Tanana Valley State Forest Management Plan established the Citizens' Advisory Committee. The committee meets several times a year, generally during the winter and early spring.

The Alaska Division of Forestry is seeking applications for the following five seats on the Tanana Valley State Forest Citizens’ Advisory Committee: Forest Industry; Value-added Processing; Forest Science; Recreation; and Regional Representative - Upper Tanana Valley. One seat is vacant, and the terms for four others expire on December 31, 2016.

If you are interested in one of these positions send a letter explaining your interests and your qualifications to: Jim Schwarber, Alaska Division of Forestry, 3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4699; fax it to (907) 451-2690; or e-mail to james.schwarber@alaska.gov, so that it is received not later than 5:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 4, 2017. For more information, call a Division of Forestry Office at Fairbanks (907) 451-2704 or Tok (907) 883-5134.

Citizens' Advisory Committee Members

Brad Cox
Value Added Processing

Milton Behr
Mining Industry

Paul Karczmarcyzk
Fish and Wildlife Interests

Tom Malone
Forest Science

Fabian Keirn
Native Community

Thomas Nerbonne
Regional Representative – Upper Tanana Valley

Forest Industry

Dan Rees
Private Forest User

Jacquie Goss
Regional Representative – Lower Tanana Valley

Chris Stark
Environmental Interests

John Rusyniak
Recreation seat

Reed Morisky
Tourism Industry


Minutes from previous Citizens' Advisory Committee meetings are available below

Contact Information

For more information on the Citizens' Advisory Committee, please contact the Fairbanks Area Forester, Division of Forestry at 907-451-2601. Individuals wishing to be added to the Board's mailing list or receive future notices of Citizens' Advisory Committee meetings may call 451-2601.