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What’s Up
November 18, 2010
Compiled Weekly by Peg Tileston
On behalf of the Alaska Women’s Environmental Network (AWEN), Alaska Center for the Environment
(ACE), and Alaska Conservation Alliance (ACA)

WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, TRAINING, WEBINARS, WEBCASTS,
STATEWIDE EVENTS & TELECONFERENCES
November 23 (WEBINAR)
ALASKA'S PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE will be
held from 10 to 11am. MIKE COFFEY Statewide Maintenance and Operations Chief, Alaska
Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, will lead the discussion. Alaska’s public
transportation system lies within one of the most inhospitable and challenging environments on the entire
planet. With approximately 80 percent of the state underlain by ice-rich permafrost, 6640 miles of
coastline (more than the other 49 states combined), and roughly 47,300 miles of tidally affected shoreline,
Alaska is at the forefront of climate change impacts. In addition, a significant percentage of the state’s
transportation system is constructed over permafrost and adjacent to or in close proximity to the coast and
other water bodies including rivers, streams, and lakes. For these reasons, Alaska’s transportation system
is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The Alaska Department of Transportation and
Public Facilities (ADOTPF) is responsible for managing the state’s transportation infrastructure in this
challenging environment. Mike Coffey will discuss climate change impacts on Alaska’s transportation
infrastructure and discuss how the department is adapting to the changing environment. Mike will also
discuss the State’s efforts to assist the community of Newtok in their relocation to Mertarvik. To
Participate / Log-In to the Alaska Climate Webinar: 1) With a regular telephone dial: 1-800-893-8850. 2)
When prompted, enter the PIN code: 7531823. PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONE DURING THE
PRESENTATION. To view the presentation during a webinar: 1) Point your web browser to:
http://www.shareitnow.com. 2) Click on the blue Join a Meeting button on the left side bar. 3) For
Presenter ID enter: accap@uaf.edu. If you do not see anything on your screen, click on the refresh button
on the top bar.

November 24 (TELECONFERENCE SEMINAR)
CLIMATE CHANGE and CONTAMINANTS: IMPLICATIONS and POTENTIAL IMPACTS
will be held from 9 to 10am as part of the Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment
teleconference seminar series. Research shows that global climate change may be exacerbating
contamination from persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the Arctic. As the climate warms,
contaminants contained in permafrost, glaciers, and sea ice release into the surrounding environment and
melting sea ice exposes more ocean surface area where global contaminants can be deposited. How might
the more rapid dispersal of contaminants into freshwater and marine environments affect the health of
fish, wildlife, and the people who depend on them? GUEST PRESENTERS: Dr. ANDREW P.
GILMAN, Research Fellow at the Univ. of Ottawa Population Health Inst., has been involved in risk
assessment and developing regional and global initiatives to control the long-range transport of
environmental contaminants. Much of Gilman's risk assessment work has been directed at health issues in
the circumpolar Arctic. Dr. BJORN MUNRO JENSSEN, ecotoxicologist at Norwegian Univ. of
Science and Technology - Trondheim. Dr. Jenssen's research focuses on the effects of environmental
pollutants on the endocrine systems (hormone systems and vitamin balance) and how endocrine
disrupting pollutants affect the ability of an animal to survive, reproduce, and to adapt to natural or
anthropogenic changes in the environment, such as climate change. For more information, or to join this
FREE call and receive the dial-up instructions, please RSVP to Alaska Community Action on Toxics at
diana@akaction.org or (907) 222-7714.

November 30, December 1 & 2
ANCHORAGE - IMPACTS of METALS and METALLIC MINING on AQUATIC
ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH will be held at UAA. The seminar will be facilitated by Dr.
FRANCES SOLOMON, Univ. of British Columbia and Dr. ELIZABETH HODGES SNYDER, UAA.
The seminar is sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, the Univ. of Alaska Anchorage - Dept. of Health
Sciences and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Conservation Planning Assistance Program. The first two
days of the seminar will be presented by Dr. Frances Solomon and will focus on metals impacts to aquatic
ecosystems. The third day will be a co-presentation of Dr. Solomon and Dr. Hodges-Snyder on the
impacts to human health. The purpose of this course is to encourage environmentally-sensitive mining
practices by educating mining engineers and environmental professionals about impacts of metals on fish,
other aquatic species, and human health. A related objective is to promote collaboration between
engineers and scientists with respect to prospecting, design, development, permitting, operation, and
closure of mines to reduce discharge of metals to the aquatic environment. The course is an overview of
metals and related “semi-metals” (aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, gold, lead,
manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, silver, tin, uranium, and zinc) that are mined or emitted as by-
products of mining. The course will also focus on principles of metal toxicity, exposure pathways, factors
affecting metal toxicity, and impacts of each metal on aquatic organisms and human health. There will be
a discussion of toxicity testing methods, and source control and remediation of metal contamination
andARD at mine sites. For more information, call 276-3133 ext 120 or go to
http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/alaska/features/art32777.html.

**December 1 (TELECONFERENCE & WEBINAR)
Public teleconference, including a webinar will be held from 4 to6 pm on ALASKA’S CLEAN WATER
ACT SECTION 303(D) LIST OF IMPAIRED WATERBODIES includes SKAGWAY HARBOR
FOR SEDIMENT IMPAIRED BY METALS. Sampling conducted in 2007-2008 identified petroleum
hydrocarbons from historic sources, not metals, as impacting the marine sediments. A Draft TMDL has
been developed for the recovery from petroleum hydrocarbons and is available for public comment. A
TMDL is a “pollution budget” designed to restore the health of an impaired water body. A TMDL
calculates how much pollution a water body can sustain and still meet the Alaska Water Quality
Standards, and suggests ways to achieve this goal. The draft TMDL and Fact Sheet are available at
http://www.dec.state.ak.us/water/wqsar/index.htm. For questions, copies of the Draft TMDL, submit
comments, or additional information contact: Brock Tabor, Environmental Program Specialist, (907) 465-
5023, Fax (907) 465-5274 or email brock.tabor@alaska.gov.

December 3 & 4
PALMER - EXPLORING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES WORKSHOP will be held at the Palmer
High School. Project Learning Tree and WILD team up to provide a workshop for formal and non-formal
educators, planners, environmental educators, anyone interested in preserving and promoting a “sense of
place” in Alaskan communities. PLT and WILD materials are always flexible, but these lessons are best
suited for older students (6-12) Register by e mailing Matt.weaver@alaska.gov or call (761-6233).
Materials fee is $30 and UAA credit is available. 16 maximum, first come, first served.

December 10 & 11
FAIRBANKS - ALASKA WILDLIFE AND AQUATIC EDUCATION FOR EDUCATORS will be
held from 5 to 8:30pm on December 10th and from 9am to 5pm on the 11th at the AK Dept. of Fish and
Game, 1300 College Rd. (flagpole entrance). Cost: $20.00 workshop fee/ check payable to ANROE (AK
Natural Resources & Outdoor Education Association). If taking for credit include separate check of
$69.00 to UAA. Teachers, home-school parents, youth group leaders, education students, agency
educators and camp counselors welcome. Hands-on, activity-based, interdisciplinary workshop providing
content and lesson modeling. Wildlife and Aquatic Education material such as Alaska Wildlife
Curriculum, and ADF&G’s Aquatic education resources. Learn how to teach a Fish Dissection with your
class! Participants receive the AK Wildlife Curriculum Series, Project WILD guides and additional
support materials. 1 graded credit is available through UAA (ED 580T), Requires additional instructor
contact and assignments with students. Contact instructor for more information. If you want to learn about
the boreal forest and how to teach about it, gain valuable education resources while having a great time,
then this is the workshop for you. Class limited to 20 participants so register ASAP! To register or inquire
about the course contact either instructor: Mike Taras at 907-459-7230 or mike.taras@alaska.gov or Erik
Anderson at 907-459-7350 or erik.anderson@alaska.gov.

GRANTS & AWARDS
November 30
Deadline for the 2011 TEACHER SCHOLARSHIPS at DENALI NATIONAL PARK. The Murie
Science and Learning Center and Alaska Geographic recognize that teachers have the ability to empower
and inspire our youth. Teachers that attend our seminars and trainings help us share park science and an
appreciation for public lands. These Alaska Geographic funded scholarships provide financial support to
teachers wishing to attend our courses in Denali. These field-based courses are small group intensives that
expose teachers to science, research, and educational opportunities. These are not your ordinary teacher
courses! Information about these courses can be found at http://www.murieslc.org/static/1260/teacher-
training-scholarships. Most scholarship awards cover 75% of the tuition. To assist teachers from remote
Alaskan schools, we will also award several scholarships that cover 100% of the tuition and provide a
$400 travel stipend. The scholarship program is available to full-time k-12 teachers within the United
States. The 2011 Teacher Scholarships will be awarded in mid-December. To Apply, use the form
available at http://murieslc.org/uploads/doc/2011_teacher_scholarship_application.doc. Applications will
be evaluated based on the applicant's anticipated use of the subject matter in a creative and practical
manner.

December 10
Deadline for applications for the NOAA proposal for competitive funding for REGIONAL OCEAN
PARTNERSHIPS that include or emphasize regional COASTAL AND MARINE SPATIAL
PLANNING (CMSP) efforts. This competition is focused on advancing effective coastal and ocean
management through regional ocean governance and the goals for national ocean policy. The Regional
Ocean Partnership Funding Program (ROPFP) will support two categories of activities: (1)
Implementation of activities that contribute to achieving the priorities identified by Regional Ocean
Partnerships (ROPs) while also advancing CMSP as envisioned in the national CMSP Framework; and
(2) ROP Development and Governance Support for administration and operations of existing ROPs, and
for start-up costs of those regions beginning ROPs. For more information see the Federal Register
announcement at http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/notice/75fr55541.pdf.

**December 17
Deadline for nominations for the 2ND ANNUAL ALASKA OCEAN LEADERSHIP AWARDS. These
awards were created as part of the Alaska Marine Gala, hosted by the Alaska SeaLife Center. These are
annual awards that were created to encourage and give recognition to outstanding achievements related to
ocean sciences, education and resource management in Alaska. Awards will be given in the following
categories: Ocean Literacy, Ocean Media, Marine Research; Stewardship & Sustainability, and Lifetime
Achievement. Winners will be announced at the Alaska Marine Gala on January 16th at the Dena’ina
Center in Anchorage. For nomination forms, to learn more about the awards and the event or to buy
tickets for the gala, go to www.alaskasealife.org/alaskamarinegala .
December 31
Deadline for application for the 2010 PRESIDENT'S ENVIRONMENTAL YOUTH AWARDS
(PEYA) The PEYA program promotes awareness of our nation’s natural resources and encourages
positive community involvement. Since 1971, the President of the United States has joined with EPA to
recognize young people across the U.S. for protecting our nation’s air, water, land, and ecology. It is one
of the most important ways EPA and the Administration demonstrate commitment to environmental
stewardship efforts created and conducted by our nation’s young people. One outstanding project from
each region is selected for national recognition. Projects are developed by young individuals, school
classes (K-12), summer camps, and youth organizations to promote environmental stewardship.
Evaluation results consistently demonstrate that the experience is frequently a life-changing event for
many of the young people and sponsors who attend. Find out how to apply at
http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/peya/apply.html. For more information, contact Sally Hanft,
EPA Region 10 Environmental Education Grant Coordinator and President's Environmental Youth
Awards Program Coordinator, at 206-553-1207, 206-553-2955 (fax), or go to
http://yosemite.epa.gov/r10/homepage.nsf/webpage/education+resources.

February 1
Deadline for submissions for the LIVING CITY DESIGN COMPETITION. Winners will be
announced at Living Future 2011. For more information, go to
http://ilbi.org/resources/competitions/livingcity/.

DEADLINES
November 26
Deadline for comments on PROPOSED REISSUANCE OF WASTEWATER DISCHARGE
PERMIT for the POGO GOLD MINE. Documents available for download: Pogo Gold Mine Draft
Permit (PDF) available at http://www.epa.gov/region10/pdf/permits/npdes/ak/ak0053341-dp.pdf and
Pogo Gold Mine Permit Fact Sheet available at
http://www.epa.gov/region10/pdf/permits/npdes/ak/ak0053341-fs.pdf. For more information or to submit
comments, contact Cindi Godsey at 1-800-781-0983 (within Alaska), (907) 271-6561, fax (206) 553-
0165, or email godsey.cindi@epa.gov. To comment on State Certification, submit written comments to
Tim Pilon at Tim.Pilon@alaska.gov.

November 29
Deadline for the proposal to reissue of TWO WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PERMITS for the
KUPARUK AND PRUDHOE BAY SEAWATER TREATMENT PLANTS. The draft Kuparuk
permit reauthorizes discharges from the strainer/filter backwash system and marine life return system to
Simpson Lagoon of the Beaufort Sea. The draft Prudhoe Bay permit reauthorizes discharges from the
combined waste stream to Stefansson Sound of the Beaufort Sea. Two waste streams are no longer
discharged from the Prudhoe Bay facility and will not be authorized under the re-issued permit: the
marine life return system and sanitary/domestic waste water. Both proposed permits include additional
effluent restrictions and monitoring requirements compared to the existing administratively extended
permits. There are two separate draft permits available for comment during this comment period. For
more information and permits, go to
http://yosemite.epa.gov/r10/water.nsf/NPDES+Public+Notices/kuparuk-prudhoe-ak-102810/. For more
information or to submit comments, contact Ms. Erin Seyfried at Fax (206) 553-0165 or email
seyfried.erin@epa.gov or Ms. Hanh Shaw at Fax (206) 553-0165 or email shaw.hanh@epa.gov. This
Notice also serves as Public Notice for the State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation
(ADEC), draft certifications of reasonable assurance that the Kuparuk and Prudhoe Bay NPDES permits
will comply with the applicable provisions of the Clean Water Act. The NPDES permits will not be
reissued until the certification requirements of Section 401 have been met. For information concerning the
state draft 401 certifications, please contact Marc Bentley (907) 269-6287 or email
marc.bentley@alaska.gov.

November 30
Deadline for applications for two CHUGACH STATE PARK CITIZEN''S ADVISORY BOARD
positions. The purposes of the Advisory Board are to promote conservation and protect Chugach State
Park, as well as facilitate communication between the public and Park managers. The Board is comprised
of 15 members who are selected to represent a broad spectrum of public interests involved with or
affected by the Park. The nomination process is designed to ensure that no single viewpoint dominates the
Board. If selected as a member of the board, you would be expected to actively serve on two committees
in addition to attending monthly board meetings. You should anticipate a commitment of 8 hours per
month. Board meetings are held the second Monday of the month beginning at 6pm. Current committees
include: Access, Budget, Trails, Planning, Seward Highway Design Nominations, and Wildlife. Board
members serve for three years. Applications will be considered for the term beginning in January 2011. If
you are not selected, your application will be kept on file for one calendar year in case a vacancy occurs.
Application form is available at http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/misc/advisboardapp.doc. Submit form with a
brief resume of your experience and education and a short letter describing: reasons for wanting to serve,
qualifications and availability, and recreational or park groups to which you belong. Send to Advisory
Board Application, Chugach State Park, 18620 Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99516. For further
information, please call the Chugach State Park Office at 345-5014.

December 2
Comments are due on an application for a RECORDABLE DISCLAIMER OF INTEREST from the
United States in those LANDS UNDERLYING THE KUSKOKWIM RIVER. The State asserts that
the Kuskokwim River was navigable and unreserved at the time of Statehood; therefore, title to the
submerged lands passed to the State at the time of Statehood (1959). Certain lands included in the
application are within the exterior boundary of the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, created by the
Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980, and administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service. For further information contact Jack Frost at 907-271-5531 or email Jack Frost@blm.gov or go
to http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/rdi.html. Submit comments to Chief, Branch of Survey Planning and
Preparation, Div. of Cadastral Survey, BLM Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage,
Alaska 99513-7599.

**December 3
MAT-SU -Comments are due on the application to grant a winter-only public access easement for the
WILLOW CREEK SLED/ HERNING TRAIL. This easement will provide a connection between the
Hatcher Pass Road east of Willow and existing trails in the area for both nonmotorized users and users
with snowmachines up to 1500 pounds in weight. The proposed easement is 50’ in width and
approximately 0.25 miles in length. Comments, questions or requests to view the application packet
should be directed to Eric Moore at (907) 269-8548, Fax (907) 269-8913 or email
eric.moore@alaska.gov.
EVENTS & MEETINGS \ANCHORAGE - EAGLE RIVER & GIRDWOOD
November 19
ELEMENTS OF A MODERN MINE will be presented by BOB LOEFFLER, Visiting Professor of
Public Policy, ISER, from Noon to 1 in the ISER Conference Room, Fifth Floor, Diplomacy Building,
4500 Diplomacy Drive, corner of Tudor Road & Tudor Centre. The mining industry in Alaska is seeing a
resurgence, with the overall value of mining activities and production last year totaling nearly $3 billion.
But most people in Alaska have never seen a mine. Bob Loeffler will provide a visual tour of an Alaska
mine and talk about the important elements of modern mines. He’ll also describe examples of methods
mines use to manage water. Bob Loeffler has over 25 years of government, management, and natural
resources experience, including seven years as director of the AK Div. of Mining, Land, & Water. He
holds master’s degrees in environmental engineering and in city and regional planning. FREE PARKING.
Call 786-7710 if you need directions.

November 19
RENEWABLE ENERGY ALASKA PROJECT (REAP) ANNIVERSARY PARTY &
FUNDRAISER will be held from 5 to 8pm at Snow City Café, 1034 W. 4th Avenue. Celebrate six years
of working to energize our state with clean, local sustainable power. Music, drinks, prizes, free appetizers,
special guest appearance by the renewable energy fairies, and more. Free to REAP members.- $10 for
non-members. RSVP optional but welcomed: 929-7770 or info@REalaska.org.

November 21
Alaska Pacific University Liberal Studies Presents WILLIE HENSLEY: POLITICIAN,
BUSINESSMAN AND AUTHOR OF FIFTY MILES FROM TOMORROW from 2:30 to 5pm in
Grant Hall Theater APU Campus.

**November 23 (TELECONFERENCE)
The ALASKA SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT BOARD will meet via
teleconference beginning at 10am.. Participate by dialing 1-888-305-8185, enter code 2039394#. The
Proposed agenda includes: a. Fairbanks SWCD, Cooperative MOU Between Districts, Update; b. Joan
Hope, AACD Invasive Plants ARRA Program Coordinator, Update; c. Shellfish Growers Conference,
Report; d. AACD Fall Conference, Report; e. NRCS09 Potential Funding, Gulkana River, Update;
Election of Officers; Public Comments. Other natural resource conservation and development issues may
be included on the agenda. For further information please see our website at www.akswcd.org, or contact
Ryan Stencel, Operations Manager, at 907.830.3578 or by e-mail at RMStencel@aol.com.

**November 23
A resolution honoring TONY JONES for her dedicated service on the Planning & Zoning Commission
will be presented to the Municipal Assembly. In part the resolution states, “WHEREAS Ms. Jones has
guided fellow commissioners as well as staff with solid legal knowledge and with irreplaceable
institutional knowledge from having reviewed many projects repeatedly over the years; and WHEREAS
Ms Jones has shown an unwavering dedication to fair and open democratic process, particularly by
encouraging citizens to speak at public hearings, with special encouragement to Anchorage’s youths who
dared to attend and to speak at a public hearing; and WHEREAS Ms. Jones could be counted on to speak
firmly to any entity that appeared to disregard the advice given by the Commission: WHEREAS Ms.
Jones is committed to the public good and understands the importance of justly balancing the many
community perspectives and interests that build a vibrant and resilient community; and WHEREAS Ms.
Jones is not done yet! NOW, THEREFORE, the Anchorage Municipal Assembly recognizes the period
1980 - 2010 as the TONI JONES ERA FOR ANCHORAGE’S PLANNING AND ZONING
COMMISSION.

November 23
GALENA TO UNALAKLEET: 180 MILES - 2 DOGS, 1 WOMAN LAURA WRIGHT will be
presenting a slide show on her skijoring trip along the Iditarod trail at 7pm at the BP Energy Center.

November 28
Celebrate Thanksgiving with the Bird Treatment & Learning Center (Bird TLC) at the Eagle River Nature
Center at 2pm to explore with the birds. MEET some of the BIRD TLC’S LIVE EDUCATIONAL
RAPTORS and explore the differences in diet between owls, eagles, hawks, and falcons. Fun food-
related activities for the whole family to enjoy. Free program; donations suggested. $5 parking for non-
members. If you have any extra raw turkey necks or fresh cranberries left over from your Thanksgiving
meal, please bring those along for Bird TLC’s birds to enjoy!

November 29
Open House will be held at the ANCHORAGE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE NEW
OFFICE, at 1675 C St.(corner of 16th and C street). Extension Director Fred Schlutt said the leased
space will have a larger classroom and videoconferencing capabilities for distance-delivery programs.
The new location will also provide easier access to clients and better parking. Office phone numbers are
expected to remain the same. Extension works with a university network to distribute practical knowledge
to Alaskans on everything from food preservation and gardening to renewable energy programs. For more
information, contact Dora Wainwright, Administrative Assistant, (907) 786-6300, FAX: (907) 786-6312,
dewainwright@alaska.edu or go to http://www.uaf.edu/ces/anchorage.

November 30
ALASKA HISTORICAL COMMISSION will meet from 9am to 4:30pm in the Heritage Library and
Museum, Wells Fargo Bank, Northern Lights and C streets. Agenda items include review of project
proposals from Certified Local Governments, review of geographic name proposals, and discussion of the
state FY 12 budget proposal for the Office of History and Archaeology. For an agenda or additional
information on the meeting contact Jo Antonson at 907-269-8714 or email jo.antonson@alaska.gov.

**December 3
WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL will be held from 7 to 10pm at UAA’s Wendy Williams
Auditorium. This event is part of a high-profile national tour, and AMCC has put together a great
selection of beautiful and inspirational films for a one-night only Anchorage showing. Tickets are $8 for
students and $10 for adults. Buy your tickets at www.centertix.net or at the door. Be sure to show up early
for door prizes and a chance to network with local conservation groups. The event is sponsored by the
Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) and Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA). For
more information, Julia Beaty at julia@akmarine.org or (907)277-5357. For more information about the
event, and for a list of films, go to http://www.akmarine.org/get-involved/events/wild-and-scenic-film-
festival/view.

**December 3
RALLY to call for an unbiased scientific review for the proposed PEBBLE MINE will be held from
Noon to 1pm on the UAA Consortium Library Lawn, 3211 Providence Drive. For more information
contact Melissa@RenewableResourcesCoalition.org.

**December 4
COOK INLETKEEPER'S 2010 MUCKRAKER'S BALL will be held at the Snow Goose Restaurant
& Brewery from 7 to 11pm featuring lively Celtic music by the Whiskeyjacks, fun, food, dancing, cash
raffle, and door prizes. Purchase tickets NOW and SAVE $5 at www.inletkeeper.org! $20 in advance,
$25 at the door. Raffle tickets available for $10, for cash drawings of $2,000, $1,000, and $500. Need not
be present to win.

MEETINGS & EVENTS OUT OF ANCHORAGE
November 18 - 21
FAIRBANKS - 7TH ANNUAL FAR NORTH CONSERVATION FILM FESTIVAL will be held
featuring a diverse group of films about the conservation of wildlife, cultures, and wild places around the
world. FREE ADMISSION! Suggested donation of one food item for the Fairbanks Community Food
Bank. Sponsored by the Northern Alaska Environmental Center, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, UAF &
the Wood Center, Alaska Center for Public Lands & Information, Fairbanks Arts Association, National
Park Service & The Blue Loon. November 18 - at 5:30pm at The Blue Loon. November 19 - at 5:30pm
at UAF Schaible Auditorium, November 20 - at 5:30pm at the Pioneer Park Arts Center, and November
21 at 1pm in the Morris Thompson Center (Family Day).

**November 19
FAIRBANKS - Federal Alaska natural gas transportation coordinator LARRY PERSILY will give two
lectures 10:30am and 2:15pm in Schaible Auditorium on the UAF campus. Persily will lecture topic is
ALASKA GAS PIPELINE: FACTS AND FICTION, DOLLARS AND SENSE. The lectures are free
and open to the public. For more information, contact Tammy Tragis-McCook at 907-474-7042 or email
tammy.tragis@alaska.edu or Sherri Wall at 907-474-6526 or email slwall@alaska.edu.

November 19
KETCHIKAN - RECREATION KETCHIKAN: ECONOMIC RECOVERY PROJECTS is the
program at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center at 7pm. If you’ve wondered how the stimulus monies
have created jobs near you, now is your chance to learn! The Ketchikan Misty Fiords Ranger District’s
recreation shop will discuss the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) projects throughout
the area. This program will feature the local work done to improve your access to and enjoyment of the
Tongass National Forest. For more information, call 228-6220.

November 19
SITKA - THINK WILD; WILD SALMON & WILD FISHERMEN will be presented from 7 to 8:30
in UAS Campus Room 106. PROFESSOR DAVID ARNOLD of Columbia Basin College will explore
the historic relationship between salmon and people in Southeast to suggest why we should want both
wild fish and wild fishermen to continue to thrive. Lecture free and open to the public.

November 20
SITKA - WILD AND SCENIC ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL ON TOUR, the largest
environmental film festival in North America, will be held at the Sitka Performing Arts Center. Visit
Community Booths at 6pm and enjoy the films starting at 6:30pm. $10 donation requested. Purchase
tickets at Old Harbor Books, SCS offices above or Old Harbor Books or online at the SCS website
http://www.sitkawild.org/. There will be a varied selection of great activist films on energy, food,
environmental justice, and adventure. Fantastic door prizes, informational booths and more!
Click on http://www.sitkawild.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=230&Itemid=366
here to find about more about the festival or call SCS at 747-7509 or email info@sitkawild.org

November 20
SEWARD - RESURRECTION BAY CONSERVATION ALLIANCE’s 4TH ANNUAL BEER &
WINE TASTING EVENT will be held from 7 to 10pm at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Sample savory
Alaskan appetizers prepared by regional restaurant chefs competing in the annual Chef-Off (7 to 8pm).
Enjoy desserts donated by local food connoisseurs while tapping your toes to musical entertainment and
browsing the silent auction. Admission: $35 per person; $50 for the event and membership combo.
Advance ticket purchase is recommended available at www.rbca-alaska.org. For more information,
contact Pam Parker at pparker131@hotmail.com.

November 22
ANDERSON - The MIDDLE NENANA FISH & GAME ADVISORY COMMITTEE will hold a
public meeting at 6pm in the Anderson Lions Club. Agenda items will include: • Tentative results from
2010 hunting season-ADFG Staff, • Discussion of previously submitted BOG proposals- Brent Keith, •
Discussion on Guide Conssession Process and resulting boundaries, and • Discussion of controlled burn
near Rex Trail. For further information contact Nissa Pilcher at 907.459.7263, Fax 907.459.7258 or email
nissa.pilcher@alaska.gov.

**November 22 & 23
Public Meetings will be held in the following locations to gather comments and provide updates on two
projects: the AMBLER MINING DISTRICT ACCESS and the WESTERN ALASKA ACCESS
PLANNING Study.
        **November 22 - AMBLER at 1pm in the Ambler School Gymnasium
        **November 22 - SHUGNAK at 6pm in the Shugnak School Gymnasium
        **November 23 - KOBUK at 1pm in the Kobuk Tribal Council Offices
The AMBLER MINING DISTRICT ACCESS PROJECT will evaluate potential transportation routes
to the Ambler Mining District. The goal is to provide all season access for exploration and development
of resources and to address critical infrastructure needs such as power generation and communications.
All modes of transportation will be evaluated including roads, rail, barge, and airport networks.
Completed in January 2010, the study identified resources and communities in WESTERN ALASKA
that would benefit from a road corridor. The study evaluated the locations and benefits of various corridor
alignments to Western Alaska. The study’s recommendations focus on the Yukon River Corridor,
beginning near Manley Hot Springs on the Elliott Highway and ending at the Nome-Council Highway.
About 500 miles long, the route runs almost parallel to the Yukon River. More information about the
Western Alaska Access Planning Study is online at www.WesternAlaskaAccess.com. For more
information contact: Meadow Bailey, Northern Region Public Information Officer at 907-378-2340 or
meadow.bailey@alaska.gov.

**November 23
SHEEP CREEK - The SUSITNA VALLEY FISH & GAME ADVISORY COMMITTEE will meet
at 7 pm at Sheep Creek Lodge. Discussion of the date for the elections meeting will be set at that time, for
mid December. Also on the agenda: Results of this week's BOF meeting, discussion on Unit 13
management actions, and preparing comments for the Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting in March. For
more information, contact Steve Runyan at 495-2697. To see the proposals that are under consideration
by the board’s, go to http://www.boards.adfg.state.ak.us/. For more information, contact Sherry Wright at
907-267-2354 or email Sherry.Wright@alaska.gov.

November 23
DELTA JUNCTION - The DELTA BISON WORKING GROUP will hold a public meeting at the
Delta Community Center, 2287 Debora Street, starting at 1:30 p.m. A proposed agenda is available at
http://notes3.state.ak.us/pn/pubnotic.nsf/1604e1912875140689256785006767f6/ff17a57867dbd4c789257
7d6008156a2/$FILE/Proposed%20Agenda%2011%2023%2010%20DBWG%20mtg%20V2-doc.doc.

November 23
PALMER - The MAT VALLEY FISH & GAME ADVISORY COMMITTEE will meet at the MTA
Building in the medium conference room at 7 pm (agenda to be determined). For more information
contact Stephen Darilek at 376-9797.

November 23
SOLDOTNA - The KENAI/SOLDOTNA FISH & GAME ADVISORY COMMITTEE will meet at
6:30 pm at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on K-Beach Road to discuss Board of Fisheries
proposals. For more information contact Mike Crawford at 252-2919.

**November 25
FAIRBANKS - THANKSGIVING BIRD COUNT will take place on Thanksgiving Day and lasts only
ONE hour. The counter chooses the time of day that best fits into his/her holiday schedule. The count is to
be made in a 15-foot diameter circle, and most people select a count area visible from a comfortable spot
near a window. The same count circles should be used each year—and be sure the birds are within the
circle. Counters should send in reports even if no birds are seen during the count hour. Additional
information is available on the count form available at
http://www.arcticaudubon.org/Thanksgiving%20Bird%20Count%20Form%20for%20web.pdf.

November 27
WHITTIER - The WHITTIER FISH & GAME ADVISORY COMMITTEE will meet at Noon at the
Anchor Inn to hold elections and discuss proposals to submit for the Prince William Sound. For more
information contact Jon Van Hyning at 355-3050.

**November 30
TOK - The UPPER TANANA/FORTYMILE ADVISORY COMMITTEE will hold a public meeting
at 7pm in the EMT Conference Room. For further information contact Nissa Pilcher at 907.459.7263, Fax
907.459.7258 or email nissa.pilcher@alaska.gov.

**November 30
KOTZEBUE - KOTZEBUE SOUND FISH AND GAME ADVISORY COMMITTEE will meet
from 7 to 9pm in the Northwest Arctic Borough Assembly Chambers to discuss Board of Fish 2010/2011
proposals and to provide a forum for public comment on fish and wildlife issues in the Kotzebue Sound
as well as listen to updates and Department staff reports. For more information, contact Hazel Smith,
Regional Regulatory Program Assistant, ADF&G, at 907- 442-1717 or email hazel.smith@alaska.gov.

November 30
SEWARD - RESURRECTION BAY CONSERVATION ALLIANCE will host its 4TH ANNUAL
BEER AND WINE TASTING EVENT from 7 to 10pm at the Alaska SeaLife Center. The event
features savory Alaskan appetizers, delectable desserts, live musical entertainment, a silent auction, and
beverages from nine local brewers and vintners. Tickets are just $35 or $50 for a membership and event
combo.

November 30
SELDOVIA - The SELDOVIA FISH & GAME ADVISORY COMMITTEE will hold an election
meeting at 7 pm at the library Multi-Purpose room. Also on the agenda will be preparation of comments
for the Upper Cook Inlet Board of Fish meeting. For more information contact Keith Gain at 234-7635.

**December 1
WASILLA - Public scoping meeting will be held at 6:30pm at the Central Mat-Su Fire Department
Station 65, Room 2, Cottonwood Public Safety Bldg., 680 N Seward Meridian Pkwy., on the
INDEPENDENCE MINE SHP PRESERVATION PLAN. The project planners will present a general
overview of the project’s scope, goals and objectives, and general timeline. Participants will be given the
opportunity to ask questions, discuss concerns, and submit comments to the planning team. For more
information contact Niki Acevedo at nicole.acevedo@alaska.gov or call 907-269-0429.

**December 2
WASILLA - Public meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Central Mat-Su Fire Dept., 101 W
Swanson Avenue, to learn more about the DRAFT PROPOSAL FOR THE KASILOF RIVER
SPECIAL USE AREA. The Kasilof River Special Use Area (KARSUA) will directly affect
approximately 2,665 acres of state owned and managed lands (including both uplands and tidelands)
within the KARSUA boundary. The proposed Special Use Area would protect habitat important for a
variety of wildlife including waterfowl, shore birds, fish, and various aquatic resources; it would integrate
a system of management designed not to limit overall public use, but to manage it so as to provide for
increased public enjoyment of the area's resource values; and use the opportunity to manage and promote
this area as one of the state's most accessible and highly valuable attractions on the Kenai Peninsula.
Specific regulations consistent with this KARSUA would be adopted per the Administrative Procedures
Act (APA) after the establishment of this area. To see the draft, go to http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/kasilof/.
For more information, contact Adam Smith at 907-269-8557 or email adam.smith@alaska.gov or
Raymond Keough at 907-269-8566.or email raymond.keough@alaska.gov.

**December 2
SEWARD - The SEWARD FISH & GAME ADVISORY COMMITTEE will meet at the Seward
Council Chambers at 7 pm to hold elections, hear a report from the Lower Cook Inlet BOF meeting, and
prepare comments for the Upper Cook Inlet BOF meeting and any other business that may properly come
before the committee. For more information contact Jim McCracken at 362-3701.

**December 3
FAIRBANKS - ARCTIC SANCTUARY PHOTO EXHIBIT will be held at the Well Street Art Co.
Landscape photographer JEFF JONES will be talk about is work from 5 to 8pm in celebration of the
Arctic Wildlife Refuge’s 50th Anniversary. For more information, contact 452-6169 or go to
www.wellstreetart.com.

**December 3, 4, 5 & 6
FAIRBANKS - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is celebrating the 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
ESTABLISHMENT of the ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE with a series of events with
a photo exhibit, an original stage play, and an hour-long film capture the unique history, wildlife,
stunning vistas, and opportunities for exploration and discovery in America’s largest National Wildlife
Refuge. This exhibit of 50 images by renown PHOTOGRAPHER JEFF JONES shows the great
breadth, diversity and stark beauty of the refuge. Ranging from large-scale panoramas to more intimate
and abstract studies, the exhibit engages viewers in a contemplative exploration of wilderness. WILD
LEGACY, packed with lyrical imagery, this original stage production pays homage to OLAUS AND
MARDY MURIE, who were instrumental in the establishment of the refuge. Wild Legacy is adapted
from Mardy Murie’s acclaimed book Two in the Far North and directed by Gloria Baxter in collaboration
with Voices of the South Theater Company. America’s Wildest Refuge is an hour-long, high-definition
video documentary of the ecological and historical portrait of the Arctic Refuge. Produced by Alaska
Geographic and Artery Industries, it features images of the landscapes and wildlife of the refuge in all
seasons and interviews with those who know the refuge best.
        December 3 - ARCTIC SANCTUARY from 3 to 5pm at the Well Street Art Co., 1304 Well St.
        December 4 - WILD LEGACY from 4 to 8pm at Lee Salisbury Theater, UAF
        December 5 - WILD LEGACY at 2pm at the Lee Salisbury Theater, UAF
        December 6 - AMERICA’S WILDEST REFUGE at 5:30pm at The Blue Loon, 2999 Parks
        Highway
To learn more about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, visit http://arctic.fws.gov/.

ITEMS OF INTEREST
**See the photographs of the BRISTOL BAY REGION that appear in National Geographic’s current
edition in it feature ALASKA'S CHOICE: SALMON OR GOLD by MICHAEL MELFORD's
striking photographs from the region at http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/12/bristol-bay/melford-
photography. A few of the photos are being offered by the magazine for download as desktop wallpaper.
**CALL FOR ALASKAN ARTISTS to students/juveniles (17 & Under) and adults (18 & Up) to
submit works to the ALASKA HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL JURIED ART SHOW to be held in
Ketchikan in April. The Art Show is an educational program to promote awareness of the spring
migratory birds of Southeast Alaska through creative arts. Entry Deadline: March 25, 2011. Submit art
work to Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, 131 Front Street, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901, C/O Alaska
Hummingbird Festival. For more information, contact Leslie Swada , Acting Public Affairs Specialist, at
907.228.6274, cell 907.617.7746, Fax: 907.228.6215 or email lswada@fs.fed.us.

Check out the video from the ANCHORAGE RECYCLES FLASH MOB
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdUzjE4ARQs at the Dena'ina Convention Center last weekend. More
than 200 people showed up to show their support for recycling!

New Courses in Public Administration Spring 2011at UAA.
PADM A671 INTRODUCTION to PUBLIC LAND MANAGEMENT with BOB LOEFFLER. Land
management describes how landowners and regulators decide whether and how to allow development
projects. Course will present legal, institutional framework for making public resource development
decisions. Examples and discussion will include both the legal institutional and the political aspects of
development decisions. Tuesdays 5:30-8:15pm. Jan 1- to April 30 in SSB 223
PADM A671 SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP with DON GOMES. Students will learn innovative
approaches to creating and leading enterprises designed to address community issues. The course prepares
students to apply management and entrepreneurial skills creatively in for-profits, nonprofits, foundations,
and advocacy groups, and helps them apply business management principles to social problems and
opportunities. Thursday 5:30 to 8:15 from Jan. 10 to April 30 in RH 112
PADM A671 INFO & COMMUNICATIONS POLICY with HEATHER HUDSON. This course
examines institutions involved in U.S and Alaska communications policies, current issues including rural
broadband and universal service, and the role of information and communications technologies in social
and economic development. Case studies and guest speakers. Technical background is not required.
PADM A632 POLICY ANALYSIS with BRIAN SAYLOR. Quick methods for policy analysis,
emphasizing analytic thinking to narrow and focus the decision problem, and quantitative and qualitative
techniques to generate insight from information. Covers basic steps in the analytic process, and methods
including legal research, decision analysis, and interpreting regressions. Exercises are from contemporary
Alaska policy issues. Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:15pm from Jan. 10 to April 30. For more information, go
to www.mpa.alaska.edu or contact Janet Burton Graduate Program/Academic Schedule Coordinator, at
907-786-4171 or email anjeb@uaa.alaska.edu. Acceptance into the MPA program s not required.

TRANSFER OF WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PERMITTING from the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) TO THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION (DEC) of Phase III has been approve. APDES Phase III, effective October 31, 2010,
includes discharges from mining activities. Transferred permits will remain in effect (along with the state
certifications) until ADEC issues an APDES permit to replace the EPA-issued permit. DEC provides
notice of the preparation of draft APDES permits and any hearings on draft APDES permits via a list
serve. Any person who wishes to receive such notifications may register on DEC’s website at
http://dec.alaska.gov/water/npdes/npdes_email_list.htm. For questions about APDES permitting the
appropriate contacts may be found on ADEC’s website at: http://dec.alaska.gov/water/wwdp/index.htm.

The DRAFT RECOVERY PLAN for the SOUTHWEST ALASKA DISTINCT POPULATION
SEGMENT of NORTHER SEA OTTERS is available at
http://alaska.fws.gov/fisheries/mmm/seaotters/pdf/draft_federal_register.pdf. For more information about
the listed DPS of northern sea otters at http://alaska.fws.gov/fisheries/mmm/seaotters/recovery.htm. The
goal of the recovery program is to control or reduce threats to the southwest Alaska DPS of the northern
sea otter to the extent that this DPS no longer requires the protections afforded by the ESA and therefore
can be delisted. To achieve this goal, the recovery plan identifies three objectives: 1) achieve and
maintain a self-sustaining population of sea otters in each of the five management units; 2) maintain
enough sea otters to ensure that they are playing a functional role in their near-shore ecosystem; and 3)
mitigate threats sufficiently to ensure persistence of sea otters. There will be a 120-day public comment
period during which comments may be submitted on the Draft Recovery Plan. You may submit written
comments and information by mail or hand-delivered to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine
Mammals Management Office, 1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503 or by facsimile to 907-
786-3816. Comments may also be sent by electronic mail (email) to r7_mmm_comment@fws.gov. The
Service specifically seeks comments on the Biological, commercial trade, or other relevant data
concerning any threat (or lack thereof) to the species; Additional information concerning the range,
distribution, and population size of these species, including the location of any additional populations;
Current or planned activities in the subject area and their possible impacts on these species; and The
suitability and feasibility of the recovery criteria, strategies, or actions described in the draft recovery
plan. To read the draft report on the AGING INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE NORTH SLOPE and
how it could cause oil spills and "warrants increased vigilance, corrective actions and oversight," by the
Alaska Risk Assessment, go to
http://alaskadispatch.com/images/media/files/news/alaska/alaska_risk_assessment_draft_documents.pdf

VOLUNTEERS OPPORTUNITIES
The WRANGELL MOUNTAINS CENTER (WMC) is looking for qualified applicants to serve on its
VOLUNTEER BOARD OF DIRECTORS. The WMC board is composed of a dedicated group of
individuals who actively work to fulfill the WMC’s mission of fostering appreciation, understanding, and
stewardship of wildlands and mountain culture in Alaska through scientific and artistic inquiry in the
Wrangell Mountains. The board supports and oversees WMC staff and engages in strategic planning that
contributes to the organization’s success. Alaskans eager to work on furthering the WMC’s mission are
encouraged to apply by January 15. To apply, review the Board Member Position Description available
at www.wrangells.org and submit the completed Board Member Application form to Wrangell Mountains
Center, PO Box 142972, Anchorage AK, 99514-2972 or email it to WMC Executive Director Jeremy
Pataky at jeremy@wrangells.org For more information, contact Jeremy at (907) 244-7717 or
jeremy@wrangells.org.

The TANANA VALLEY WATERSHED ASSOCIATION seeks BOARD MEMBERS for a small
organization with a lot of potential. Please visit www.tvwatershed.org for more information and email
tvwatershed@gmail.com.

OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL TRAILS ADVISORY BOARD (ORTAB) requests applications for
two (2) vacant seats to represent the greater Mat-Su Valley and Copper River Basin Area (1 seat) and the
Western Region of Alaska (1 seat). The primary role of the ORTAB is to assist in evaluation of grant
proposals for the Recreational Trails Grant & Land & Water Conservation Fund programs. ORTAB
members may also be asked for advice on other subjects, which may include the review of proposals for
State Park land acquisitions. Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation is seeking individuals with special
knowledge, experience, and interest in outdoor recreation and grant-funded programs. For more
information of to submit an application, contact Bill Luck at bill.luck@alaska.gov or Fax 907-269-8907.
For more information about the ORTAB, go to www.alaskastatetrails.org.

ALASKA YOUTH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION has volunteer internships are open in the
following areas: SOCIAL MEDIA MASTER, GRAPHIC DESIGNER, MEDIA GURU, WEBSITE
MASTER, FUNDRAISER, and ARTIST in RESIDENCE. Hours are flexible, people outside
Anchorage are welcome to apply too. For more information, go to www.ayea.org/internships. To apply
fill out the online application at http://bit.ly/dfehgm. For more information, contact Megan McBride at
mcbridem@ayea.org or go to www.ayea.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED -- GREEN STAR is seeking volunteers who can translate a variety of Green
Star materials into languages including, but not limited to, Tagalog, Hmong, Samoan, Chinese, Korean,
Vietnamese, Spanish and various Native languages. For more information, contact 907-278-7827, Fax
907-279-5868 or email info@greenstarinc.org.

INTERNSHIPS
KACHEMAK BAY NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE in Homer is recruiting a
COLLEGE STUDENT FOR A SUMMER VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP. They are looking for a
MARINE Science Education Intern to work with Reserve staff from June 13 - August 13, 2011 to
enhance the experience of Homer visitors through interpretation, one-on-one assistance, and hands-on
demonstration related to a variety of marine / coastal environment themes at KBNERR Discovery Labs,
outdoor Estuary Hikes, and special events. The deadline for applying is March 18. For more
information, contact Jessica Ryan with the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve at 907-226-4657 or email
jessica.ryan@alaska.gov.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE
**EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for FRIENDS OF MAT-SU (FoMS) in PALMER. Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in land use planning, resource management, community development or similar field
of study and five years of progressively responsible experience; or, any combination of experience and
training that provides the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities. Supervisory experience preferred.
Candidate should be a hardworking, self-starter with a commitment to the ecologically sustainable
development of land and resources in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Work experience should
demonstrate (1) outstanding communication skills, (2) the ability to work collaboratively with members
of diverse groups, (3) success at raising funds from foundations, government agencies and individuals, (4)
competence in generating and executing work plans and projects and (5) comfort working for a volunteer
board under a full delegation of authority. Closing Date: Open, with initial interviews planned for
December 13. Send cover letter, resume and a copy of a document you authored to: FoMS Executive
Officer Recruitment at foms2@mtaonline.net or P.O. Box 116, Palmer, AK 99645-0116. For more
information, go to http://foms.net.

**RECYCLING GURU/CUSTODIAL WORKER for the ISLANDS & OCEAN VISITOR
CENTER in HOMER. Apply on USAJobs by Friday, November at
http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=91945335&JobTitle=Custodial+Worker&lid=17182&sort
=rv%2c-
dtex&cn=&rad_units=miles&brd=3876&pp=50&vw=b&re=134&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&caller=advan
ced.aspx&AVSDM=2010-11-05+19%3a26%3a00> or to http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov. You can
search by series, title, agency, etc. For more information contact Marc Webber at 907-226-4605.

**EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for COPPER VALLEY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (CVDA)
in GLENNALLEN. CVDA serves the greater Copper River Country, from Paxson, to Mentasta,
Nelchina, Tonsina and McCarthy. ED provides leadership and support in regional planning, project
development, fundraising, organizational capacity building and outreach to the community. CVDA is a
regional non-profit organization, serving as an Alaska Regional Development Organization (ARDOR)
and a USDA-authorized Resource Conservation and Development Council. The ED will work as a leader
with a team, supervising other CVDA employees, working collaboratively with the USDA staff in
administering CVDA programs and projects, and providing guidance to independent project contractors.
Hourly Rate: $25-30 DOE, 30 hours/week with potential for 40 as funding and project development
allows. This position is in place for the first 6 months of employment. During that time, the ED will be
responsible to acquire additional funds through grants or other sources to sustain the position on a
permanent basis. Occasional travel, including overnights to Anchorage and Juneau will be required.
For more job details and responsibilities, see Job Description available at Glennallen Job Service (907)
822-3350. Qualified applicants please send resume and cover letter of interest to: Copper Valley
Development Association, P.O. Box 9, Glennallen, AK 99588 or Email PDF version to
cvda@cvinternet.net or fax to (907) 822-5009. Open until filled.

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN for SAGA in Juneau. This position supports the Finance Director with
accounting functions for a multi-grant, multi-program agency. Duties include but are not limited to
accounts payable, petty cash, credit card management, travel authorizations, and reconciling subsidiary
accounts to general ledger. Other duties may include payroll, accounts receivable, and database reports.
Qualifications: Accounting degree preferred, extensive experience may substitute for coursework as
applicable; Experience with non-profits, grant accounting, and financial reporting required; Familiarity
with Quickbooks and Microsoft Office required; familiarity with Access desirable; Ability to work
cooperatively and efficiently with minimal supervision; be flexible and meet frequent deadlines; ability to
pass criminal records check, including National Sex Offender check required; Must possess a valid U.S.
passport or resident alien permit. This is a part-time position scheduled to begin as soon as possible. Paid
annual leave and government holidays are provided to successful candidate. This position will remain
open until filled. Please see full job posting at www.servealaska.org. To apply send a cover letter and
resume to recruiter@servealaska.org or to SAGA, Recruitment & Hiring Manager, P.O. Box 33037,
Juneau, AK 99803. For more information, contact the Recruiter at 907-790-6412.

AMERICORPS VISTA with ALASKA YOUTH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION (AYEA), a
statewide youth empowerment program of the National Wildlife Federation. This position will assist with
AYEA training events, outreach efforts, and office administration. The VISTA Member will assist with
administrative duties and capacity building for AYEA in our educational trainings, youth organizing,
communications, and outreach. Program Start/ End Date: 01/24/2011 – 01/23/2012. This position is a part
of the national Americorps program. Through Americorps, the Vista Member will receive a living
allowance of approximately $1,121 per month, with an education award of $5,350 or a cash stipend of
$1,200 following completion of one full year of service. Based on eligibility the VISTA member may
also receive health care, life insurance and child care assistance. Please visit www.Americorps.gov for
more information on VISTA Member benefits. We encourage applications from all interested persons,
including people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. Deadline to apply is Dec 1. For
more information, go to www.ayea.org/vista. To apply contact Megan McBride at mcbridem@)ayea.org
or call 907-339-3907

CONSERVATION DIRECTOR for the KACHEMAK HERITAGE LAND TRUST (KHLT) in
Homer. The Conservation Director is the full-time lead manager of the Land Protection and Stewardship
programs at the Land Trust. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Conservation Director
implements and coordinates land conservation projects on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, ensures the
stewardship obligations are carried out for properties and conservation easements held by KHLT, and
assists with organizational planning and strategy for a growing non-profit organization. For a full
description of duties, required and desired skills, and instructions for application, go to
www.kachemaklandtrust.org. Salary commensurate with experience within the range of $36K-$40K.
Benefits will be discussed at interview. Application deadline: November 30..

OUTREACH COORDINATOR for the ALASKA ZOO in Anchorage. This position works primarily
with scheduling, coordinating and presenting field trip and outreach programs between the zoo and the
Anchorage School District. Excellent written skills are required to develop and maintain curriculum for
programs, in addition to developing new materials for teachers. Ability to communicate in an effective
manner to audiences in a variety of program settings, while working well as part of our education team
internally. A minimum of two years of experience in leading environmental education programs is
required, along with a degree in a biology or education related field. Candidates must also be able to work
with some of our trained ambassador animals, including willingness to work with reptiles. This is a full-
time, year-round position with benefits. Submit cover letters, resumes or questions to Katie Larson,
Education Director, at klarson@alaskazoo.org.

CREW MEMBERS, TEAM LEADERS, FIELD EDUCATORS, AND an ADVENTURE
EDUCATION SPECIALIST at SAGA, in Juneau and Anchorage. SAGA is now recruiting for our
Service Corps AmeriCorps positions for our Serve Alaska Youth Corps and Alaska Service Corps. The
Team Leader and Field Educator positions will begin March 29, 2011 and the Crew Member positions
will begin May 30, 2011 (Alaska Service Corps) and June 6 (Serve Alaska Youth Corps). These positions
will travel and work throughout the state. These programs are designed for youth and adults ages 17-24
(Serve Alaska Youth Corps Crew Members) or 18 and up (Alaska Service Corps Crew Members).
Typical projects are trail maintenance, road safety projects and invasive weed removal. AmeriCorps
members receive a monthly living stipend and an education award upon successful completion of the
service term. To learn more about these exciting programs or to apply, go to http://www.servealaska.org/.
For more information contact Jenelle Jenniges at 907-790-6412 or at recruiter@servealaska.org.

COMMUNICATIONS & I.T. ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN for SAGA in Juneau. This position
supports the Finance Director with accounting functions for a multi-grant, multi-program agency. Duties
include but are not limited to accounts payable, petty cash, credit card management, travel authorizations,
and reconciling subsidiary accounts to general ledger. Other duties may include payroll, accounts
receivable, and database reports. Qualifications: Accounting degree preferred, extensive experience may
substitute for coursework as applicable; Experience with non-profits, grant accounting, and financial
reporting required; Familiarity with Quickbooks and Microsoft Office required; familiarity with Access
desirable; Ability to work cooperatively and efficiently with minimal supervision; be flexible and meet
frequent deadlines; ability to pass criminal records check, including National Sex Offender check
required; Must possess a valid U.S. passport or resident alien permit. This is a part-time position
scheduled to begin as soon as possible. Paid annual leave and government holidays are provided to
successful candidate. This position will remain open until filled. Please see full job posting at
www.servealaska.org. To apply send a cover letter and resume to recruiter@servealaska.org or to SAGA,
Recruitment & Hiring Manager, P.O. Box 33037, Juneau, AK 99803. For more information, contact the
Recruiter at 907-790-6412.

ALASKA REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP COORDINATOR for the STUDENT CONSERVATION
ASSOCIATION (SCA), a national force of conservation volunteers, located near Anchorage. Primary
Responsibilities: Conduct agency outreach and engagement activities, Sell SCA interns, corps, national
high school and local community crews to federal, state, tribal and non-profit agencies, Support the
development of Alaska partnership and business initiatives to elevate, enhance and expand SCA’s role in
the state, and Work closely with the Associate Vice President to develop strategic partner relationships in
support of SCA’s Alaska office and organizational objectives. Please send cover letter and resume to Don
Hunger, Associate Vice President, Agency Relations, at dunger@thesca.org. For more information about
SCA, go to www.theSCA.org.

OUTREACH COORDINATOR for THE MAT VALLEY COALITION - seeking a person with
knowledge and experience in planning, organizing and coordinating community efforts to educate and
support residents in their efforts of responsible resource development in the Mat-Su Borough. The
Coordinator will work with residents and state and local government officials with the goal of developing
borough regulations for resource extraction exploration and development. This position seeks an
individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills, proficiency in public speaking, the
ability to communicate complicated and potentially controversial information in a way that is diplomatic
and sensitive to a wide range of philosophical and political viewpoints, lead and motivate volunteers, be
willing to travel when necessary and can work independently. For more information contact
Foms@mtaonline.net. Previous community or political organizing experience and knowledge of
Matanuska Valley resource development issues a plus. Salary DOE. Open until filled.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for the TAKSHANUK WATERSHED COUNCIL seeking qualified
candidates for a full-time, year-round position. Founded in 2003, TWC is located in Haines and provides
stewardship for the Chilkat, Chilkoot and Ferebee Watersheds. The Executive Director, reporting to the
Board of Directors, is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the council according
to strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. TWC allows a flexible schedule, a positive working
environment, and dedicated staff and Board. Please send a résumé and cover letter to
takshanuk@gmail.com. Indicate Job Search in the subject line. Compensation will be commensurate with
experience and qualifications. Position open until filled. No phone calls, please.

CONSERVATION DIRECTOR for LYNN CANAL CONSERVATION - a grassroots non-profit
environmental organization based in Haines. Responsibilities include issue advocacy, grant writing,
membership development, office management, and community outreach. Job is located in a small Alaska
community known for its majestic coastal mountains, abundant fish and wildlife, year-round outdoor
recreational opportunities, and its active, diverse community life. Desired skills and experience: 1)
organizational development skills including grant writing and website management, 2) environmental
advocacy skills including community organizing and issues analysis and 3) excellent communication
skills, and 4) ability to work independently in a one-person office. Year-round, half-time position, salary
DOE. Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to scrimqueen@gmail.com. Call (907)
766-2295 for more information. Until filled

DEVELOPMENT/COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR for ALASKA COMMUNITY
ACTION ON TOXICS (ACAT) with fundraising experience, a collaborative style, and a passion for
working to assure that everybody has the right to clean air, clean water, and toxic free food.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND JUSTICE ORGANIZER for ALASKA COMMUNITY
ACTION ON TOXICS (ACAT) who has a passion for grassroots advocacy. These are full-time
positions with competitive pay and benefits based in the office in Anchorage. ACAT is an equal
opportunity employee, provides a flexible and supportive workplace, and offers ample personal and
professional development opportunities. Check out our job descriptions to find out how to apply at
www.akaction.org.

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