Kake Community Forest
SEAWEAD has partnered with SEACC to put together a Community Forest Project for Kake. This project is based on a collaborative stewardship model and this webpage has been created to provide a central location for resource materials that support this effort. Here is an excerpt from the summary:
For this community forest project SEAWEAD again partnered with SEACC to conduct field surveys, gather reference material and provide tools for the collaborative stewardship of National Forest and Native Corporation lands immediately accessible to the community of Kake, Alaska herinafter referred to as The Kake Community Forest (KCF). Our task::
- Learn about Kake, what forest-related projects residents would like, the kinds of forest related jobs they would like, the community’s current capacity for conducting forest work, and their vision for long-term management of their community forest;
- Assess the condition of the lands within the Kake Community Forest.
- Identify areas where wildlife habitat restoration and enhancement activities could be efficiently blended with opportunities for customary and traditional uses, sustainable logging, recreation development and the cultivation and harvest of non-timber forest products.
- Describe tools for community-based collaborative stewardship including: stewardship contracts and agreements, MOUs, and place-based legislation.
- Utilize these tools to foster future stewardship activities in the Kake Community Forest that are thoroughly community-based and collaborative, are suited to the community’s capacity for doing the work, to increase capacity where desired and reflect the long-term vision the residents have for their community forest.
Appendix resources can be found below.