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June 29, 2011
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)

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, TRAINING,
Now through August 12
HOMER - The KACHEMAK BAY RESEARCH RESERVE’S SUMMER EDUCATION
PROGRAMS begin on June 21st and runs through Friday, August 12th. These free programs are offered
for people all ages: Estuary Walks starting at the AK Islands & Ocean Visitor Center (Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 1 – 2 pm), Beach Walks at Bishops Beach (Fridays from 11am – 12pm, with community
partners also leading Beach Walks on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the same time and location), and
Discovery Labs in the AK Islands & Ocean Visitor Center‟s lab classroom (Wednesdays, Fridays, and
Saturdays from 1 – 3 pm, with topics changing weekly). There is no registration required. For more
information, contact Carmen Field at 226-4659 or carmen.field@alaska.gov.

July 1-3
DENALI NATIONAL PARK - FAMILY FIELD COURSE - DENALI DINOSAURS will be offered
by Alaska Geographic through the Murie Science and Learning Center. Dinosaurs once roamed Denali's
landscape! Join us on this family exploration into Denali's prehistoric past. By investigating the geologic
history, we'll be learning about the plants, animals and climate of this area as it might have looked 65
million years ago. Perhaps we'll even find a fossil or two! This seminar is specifically designed for
families with children 8 years and older. Participants will stay at a field camp located 29 miles inside
Denali National Park along the Teklanika River. The Field Camp includes rustic tent cabins and a
common dining tent. All meals, accommodations, transportation, and instruction are included in the $235
course fee. Professional development credit is available through UAA. For more information or to
register, go to www.alaskageographic.org, email courses@murieslc.org, or call 907-683-1269.

**July 21
ANCHORAGE – MAKE-UP TRAINING SESSIONS will be held for the 2011 ANCHORAGE
COASTAL BELUGA SURVEY. Sign up and enjoy making a positive difference documenting the
presence, behavior or absence of belugas along the Anchorage coast while soaking up extreme beauty at
Kincaid Park &/or Turnagain Arm. Volunteer training is provided by Friends of the Anchorage Coastal
Wildlife Refuge (FAR) & is held at the BP Energy Center, 900 E. Benson Blvd. Space limited. Reserve
your seat ASAP by contacting beluga@farak.org to get on the class list for one of the sessions (2:30 to
5pm OR from 5:30 to 8pm). The training is for new and returning volunteers. Must be at least 18 with
rare exceptions granted for unusually mature youth who will be accompanied at the training and during
the survey by a parent or legal guardian (write to ask permission). For more information and to download
volunteer applications and waivers (required for new volunteers), go to
https://sites.google.com/site/fardoc2010/.

July 26 - 28
FAIRBANKS - ED F595 INVASIVE PLANTS OF ALASKA FOR EDUCATORS will be held on the
UFA main campus. 1 Credit. Investigate the invasive plants of Alaska in this three day field course. The
course covers the ecological and societal impacts of invasive species, identification of problematic
invasive species of Alaska, and methods for invasive plant control. The course includes hands-on use of
inquiry-based lessons from Alaska-based invasive plants curricula. Participants will travel to UAF‟s long-
term ecological research sites and engage in a current ecology experiment investigating invasive plants,
pollinators and wild berries. The course will enable educators to incorporate real world data into
classroom activities through a citizen science invasive plants and pollinators project. All K-12 formal and
informal educators are welcome to enroll. FREE travel and lodging available for all remote participants in
Alaska. To register go to http://www.uaf.edu/summer/. For more information, contact
katie.spellman@alaska.edu.

**July 30-31
DENALI NATIONAL PARK - FIELD COURSE – THE SCIENCE OF FLY-FISHING will be
offered by Alaska Geographic through the Murie Science and Learning Center. Fly-fishing is both a
meditation and a science. From the end of our fly line, we will study the interplay of water hydraulics,
stream ecology, entomology, and their combined effects on fish habitat. Join fly-fisherman and UAF
lecturer SHANN JONES for a hands-on exploration of fly tackle and tying, fly-fishing in local rivers,
and the science that makes it all possible. Short indoor lectures will be accompanied by river and
streamside instruction. This course will camp as a group on Saturday night at Brushkana Campground
along the Denali Highway. All meals, accommodations, transportation, and instruction are included in the
$290 course fee. Professional development credit is available through UAA. For more information or to
register, go to www.alaskageographic.org , email courses@murieslc.org, or call 907-683-1269.

August 2-4
PALMER - ALASKA AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM will offer its annual for-credit
Educator Institute. Three-day course includes farm tours, guest speakers, fun activities and lots of
materials. Emphasis is on Alaska Grown agriculture and how to bring it into your classroom, while
meeting standards and making it memorable for students. Course fee is $100, plus cost of 1 or 2 UAF
500-level professional development credits, if desired. Fee includes materials, Alaska Grown food and
snacks. Follow-up work (lesson plan authoring) required for credit. Early registration deadline for extra
materials is June 15. Registration accepted until July 24. Space is limited. To pre-register, visit
www.agclassroom.org/ak and follow link to Teachers page. For information, email akaitc@alaskafb.org
or call Victoria at 982-2219.

**August 5-7
DENALI NATIONAL PARK - FIELD COURSE – PREDATORS AND PREY will be offered by
Alaska Geographic through the Murie Science and Learning Center. The balancing act of predators and
prey is more intricate than it appears. Each plays a complex role in shaping the other's population,
behavior, and physiology. Join Alaskan wildlife biologist KEN WHITTEN for an investigation of the
dynamic relationships between Denali's predators and prey, both big and small. We'll take a look at
mammals and birds and the many strategies that predators and prey use to survive. As we pass through
various habitats, we'll discuss the impact of environmental factors on predator-prey interactions as well as
how predators and prey affect the habitats they live in. Participants will stay at a field camp located 29
miles inside Denali National Park along the Teklanika River. The Field Camp includes rustic tent cabins
and a common dining tent. All meals, accommodations, transportation, and instruction are included in the
$330 course fee. Professional development credit is available through UAA. For more information or to
register, go to www.alaskageographic.org, email courses@murieslc.org, or call 907-683-1269.

**August 9-12
DENALI NATIONAL PARK - FIELD COURSE – PALEONTOLOGY: SEARCHING FOR
DENALI’S DINOSAURS will be offered by Alaska Geographic through the Murie Science and
Learning Center. Do something exciting this summer! Come help the National Park Service search for
and catalog new evidence of dinosaurs and plant life of the cretaceous period. The very first dinosaur
track in Denali was discovered by a student while on a geology course in 2005, and more evidence is
found each summer. As a citizen scientist on this course, you will take part in the exciting and sometimes
challenging work of documenting and gathering geo-referencing data from each discovery. The evidence
gathered will help us better understand the environment and climate of 65 million years ago as well as
give us insight into the warming climate of today. Participants will stay at a field camp located 29 miles
inside Denali National Park along the Teklanika River. The Field Camp includes rustic tent cabins and a
common dining tent. All meals, accommodations, transportation, and instruction are included in the $360
course fee. Professional development credit is available through UAA. For more information or to
register, go to www.alaskageographic.org, email courses@murieslc.org, or call 907-683-1269.

**August 13
ANCHORAGE - ALASKA RENEWABLE ENERGY FAIR: Mark your calendars now! REAP's 7th
annual Alaska Renewable Energy Fair is back this year with even more great music, exhibitors, arts &
crafts, kids games and fabulous FREE opportunities to learn about renewable energy and energy
efficiency from what you can do in your own home to the latest big wind, tidal and geothermal projects.
Sign up at http://alaskarenewableenergy.org/events/alaska-renewable-energy-fair/6955-2/for email
updates. Potential exhibitors should contact Amanda Weglin at 907.929.7770.

**August 17-20
DENALI NATIONAL PARK - FIELD COURSE – DENALI’S LARGE MAMMALS will be offered
by Alaska Geographic through the Murie Science and Learning Center. Denali National Park is well
known for its legendary populations of large mammals such as bears, wolves, sheep, caribou, and moose.
Join the Murie Science and Learning Center education staff for this fascinating exploration of large
mammal habitat, natural history and research. We will spend our days in the field learning about each of
these animals as we explore Denali and experiment with the tools of scientists. Participants will stay at a
field camp located 29 miles inside Denali National Park along the Teklanika River. The Field Camp
includes rustic tent cabins and a common dining tent. All meals, accommodations, transportation, and
instruction are included in the $370 course fee. Professional development credit is available through
UAA. For more information or to register, go to www.alaskageographic.org, email
courses@murieslc.org, or call 907-683-1269.

WEBINARS, WEBCASTS & TELECONFERENCES
**July 11 & 12 (TELECONFERENCE AVAILABLE)
FEDERAL SUBSISTENCE BOARD will meet in the Gordon Watson Conference Room in the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office, 1011 East Tudor Road, at 1pm on July 11 in a work session to
discuss the Saxman nonrural determination. On July 12, starting at 8:30am, the Board will hold a work
session to discuss the status of the Tribal consultation protocol, review wildlife hunting and trapping
closures, and consider whether to accept a request for reconsideration submitted by the State of Alaska on
the Ninilchik customary and traditional use determination for all fish in the waters north of and including
the Kenai River drainage, within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Chugach National Forest within
the Kenai Peninsula district. Other issues related to Federal subsistence management may also be
discussed at this work session. An executive session will also take place on the afternoon to review
applications for Regional Advisory Council membership. The Secretaries make the final appointments.
Executive sessions are not open to the public; however, the Board will provide a summary of the
executive sessions. The public is welcome to attend the Board‟s work sessions. A meeting agenda and
other materials will be available approximately one week prior to these sessions at
http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/board.cfml, For more information, contact Chuck Ardizzone at (800) 478-1456
or (907) 786-3871 or email chuck_ardizzone@fws.gov. Teleconference and Live Meeting internet access
will be provided to the work sessions. To connect via teleconference, dial 1-800-369-1813. The passcode
is 30471. Information regarding connecting through Live Meeting will be available on the Federal
Subsistence Management Program‟s website: http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/board.cfml.
GRANTS & AWARDS
September 16
Deadline for submission to the PICTURE THE HEART OF HOMER - BELUGA SLOUGH &
BISHOP’S BEACH PHOTO CONTEST Sponsored by the Friends of Alaska National Wildlife
Refuges
and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge at Islands & Ocean. Who can enter? Amateur
Photographers: For the purposes of this contest, a professional photographer is considered to be a
photographer who has clients, depends on photography for their income, markets their services and/or
writes off their expenses as a business owner. Photos must be taken in Beluga Slough or on Bishop‟s
Beach and owned by the entrant. Entries must be digital files, 3MB minimum size. Each entry must have:
photographer‟s name; age category (15 and under or adult); address; phone number; email; when and
where the photo was taken. Photos will be displayed at the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center and
online. Email entries to PhotoContest@IslandsAndOcean.org. For more information, contact Sharon Baur
at 907-299-1132 or email sharon.baur@yahoo.com or Marianne Aplin at 907-226-4619 or email
marianne_aplin@fws.gov.

November 1
Deadline for submission for the 1ST ANNUAL ALASKA FISH PHOTO CONTEST sponsored by the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in partnership with Stewart‟s Photo Shop in Anchorage. We need your
help taking great photos that can be used in educational materials to celebrate the diversity of Alaska‟s
native fishes, their seasonal movements and behavior, and their importance to people and ecosystems in
Alaska and beyond. In particular, we are looking for high resolution photos taken in Alaska that: convey
information about the natural seasonal behaviors and habitats of Alaska‟s fishes; depict fish that are alive
(ideally under water or held partially/fully submerged in the water); depict their different seasonal
behaviors/habitats/life cycle stages; capture the unique nature of subsistence, personal use, recreational, &
commercial fisheries. (Photos submitted after November 1 will be entered into the 2012 contest). First
prize is a Kodak Easyshare Sport waterproof camera donated by Stewart‟s! Contest details, rules and
entry form are at http://alaska.fws.gov/fisheries/fish/index.htm. For more information, contact
katrina_mueller@fws.gov.

DEADLINES
July 5
Comments are due on the preliminary decision to approve BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc.‟s (BPXA‟s)
application for an AIR QUALITY CONTROL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT for the FUEL GAS
HYDROGEN SULFIDE (H2S) LIMIT INCREASE PROJECT. BPXA‟s application is classified for
significant increase in sulfur dioxide (SO2) and particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than
2.5 microns (PM-2.5). The increase in emissions due to the Fuel Gas H2S Limit Increase Project are: 215
tpy of SO2 , no increase in direct PM-2.5 emissions. Copies of ADEC‟s draft permit and technical
analysis report (TAR) are available at
https://myalaska.state.ak.us/dec/air/airtoolsWeb/PublicPermitListings.aspx . For more information or to
submit comments, contact Patrick Dunn by Fax at (907) 269-7508, or email Patrick.Dunn@alaska.gov.

July 5
Comments are due on the Public Scoping Letter for REINDEER GRAZING EXCLOSURES on the
BERING LAND BRIDGE NATIONAL PRESERVE. For more information, go to
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=6&projectID=32156&documentID=41357.
July 5
Deadline for comments on the IVAN RIVER GAS STORAGE APPLICATION, AMENDED UNIT
PLAN OF OPERATIONS. Union Oil Company of California (UNOCAL) has filed with the DO&G
applications for a new gas storage lease and an amendment to their Unit Plan of Operations. UNOCAL
proposes to store natural gas in the Beluga 71-3 Gas Sand below the surface of the ground within the Ivan
River Unit utilizing an existing gas well, Ivan River 44-36, and support facilities located approximately
27 miles west of Point MacKenzie, Alaska. The storage area and partially depleted gas pool contains
approximately 865 acres owned by the State of Alaska. All of the lands within the proposed storage area
are subject to existing oil and gas leases within the Ivan River Unit, owned and operated by UNOCAL.
The applications are available for review at
http://www.dog.dnr.alaska.gov/Leasing/Documents/Ivan_River_Gas_Storage_Amended_Plan_of_Operat
ions.pdf. For more information, contact Wendy Woolf , Petroleum Land Manager, at (907) 269-8779, fax
(907) 269-8943 or email wendy.woolf@alaska.gov. Submit comments to Terry L. Peterson, Natural
Resource Manager, Division of Oil and Gas, by Fax at 907-269-3484 or email terry.peterson@alaska.gov.

July 6
NENANA - Comments are due for the proposal to the UAF, Alaska Center for Energy and Power,
Amendment to Existing Land Use Permit to PLACE EQUIPMENT WITHIN THE TANANA RIVER
NEAR NENANA for the placement of scientific equipment to conduct fish research. UAF wishes to
amend their current land use permit for the use of state managed shorelands within the Tanana River near
Nenana for installation of two floating platforms and testing equipment to conduct fish research. The
floating platforms are 10‟ x 20‟ and are anchored to the riverbed by a 1000lb navy stockless type steel
anchor and chain. The pontoon platforms would be removed in the fall prior to freeze up, though the
anchors would be left in place over winter. This project would collect data that would be used in support
of a proposed hydrokinetic test project by Ocean Renewable Power Company, Alaska, LLC. The floating
platforms and mooring buoys with pendants will be properly marked for safety and navigational purposes.
The platforms will not impact other users or pose an obstacle to public use of this public and navigable
waterbody. ACEP has coordinated with barge operators regarding the location of the floating platforms.
For more information or to submit comments, contact Dianna Leinberger at (907) 451-3014, Fax (907)
451-2751 or email dianna.leinberger@alaska.gov.

**July 8
FAIRBANKS - Deadline for comments on the proposal by the University of Alaska Fairbanks for
improvements to the SKARLAND and BIG WHIZZY SKI TRAILS on the West Ridge of the UAF
campus. The improvements will change routes to avoid roads and will add to the length of some trails.
UAF is seeking public input on the proposed changes. For a full description of the planned improvements,
as well as maps of the changed routes, go to www.uaf.edu/trails or call 907-474-6757.

July 8
Deadline for Request for proposals (RFP) submissions for INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR for
CHICKALOON VILLAGE ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP DEPARTMENT’S
RECREATION and TRAILS PLAN for the MATANUSKA WATERSHED. Project Goal: To
enhance social and economic development through area trails and recreation planning and management.
Scope of Work: This project will include extensive community involvement to increase community
partnerships and enhance the recreational and trail opportunities within the Matanuska Watershed. Upon
completion of the project, the Contractor will have developed an all inclusive Recreation and Trails
Management Plan for the Matanuska Watershed. The Contractor must have: experience collecting and
analyzing information from a wide variety of trails and recreation area users and non-users; experience
working with diverse and sometimes conflicting user groups to develop a plan that is satisfactory to most
users; working knowledge of and experience with GIS to create and analyze the geographic trails and
recreation area data; experience developing professional graphic design elements to include within the
plan; working knowledge of sustainable, durable, low maintenance trail designs for all user groups; and
working knowledge of Trail Management Objectives (TMOs) and Trail Assessment & Condition Surveys
(TRACS). Deadline for Submission: July 8. Proposals may be submitted by email (pdf. versions only
please) to lindab@chickaloon.org. Must be accompanied by a hardcopy version postmarked or
delivered in person by the deadline date to Chickaloon Village Traditional Council
Accounting/Administration Dept. (Brown Building off of Glenn Hwy) Attn: Linda Brenner, Project
Manager, 21117 East Myers Ave., Sutton, Alaska 99674 or via US Express Mail or express delivery
service with return receipt to: Chickaloon Village Traditional Council Environmental Stewardship
Department, Attn: Linda Brenner, Project Manager, P.O. Box 1105, Chickaloon, AK 99674. For more
information, contact Linda at (907) 745-0737 ext. 11 or email at lindab@chickaloon.org..To see the entire
RFP, go to http://www.chickaloon.org/images/stories/Recreation_and_Trails_Plan_RFP_6-11.pdf.

July 8 (EXTENDED)
Deadline for applications for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) membership on the ALASKA
RESOURCE ADVISORY COUNCIL (RAC). The BLM seeks qualified individuals to fill five RAC
positions in the following categories: Category: Representatives of transportation or rights-of-way, off-
highway vehicle use, or commercial recreation (two positions); Category 2: Representatives of nationally
or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, and
dispersed recreation activities (two positions); and Category 3: A representative of the public-at-large,
employees, or academic institutions who are involved in natural resources (one position). The goal of
RAC‟s diverse membership is to achieve a balanced outlook the BLM needs to manage public lands for
multiple uses under its mission. The council provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on land
management issues for 75 million acres of public lands in Alaska, including the 23-million acre National
Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, 1-million acre White Mountains National Recreation Area, the Anchorage
Campbell Tract Facility, several National Wild and Scenic Rivers, scenic highways and trail systems, and
much more. Council members serve three-year terms and may apply for reappointment for consecutive
terms. Members serve without salary, but travel expenses are reimbursed. Individuals may nominate
themselves or others. Applicants should have the appropriate background and experience to give
informed, objective advice on a broad array of public lands issues, and a demonstrated commitment to
collaboration in seeking solutions to those issues. Applicants must be Alaska residents.
Application/nomination packet is available at ield HYPERLINK
"http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/res/rac.html " http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/res/rac.html (select RAC
Nomination Form for a printable form). For more information, call BLM at 907-271-3335.

July 8 (EXTENDED TO AUGUST 12)
Comments are due on the BRISTOL BAY CRITICAL HABITAT AREAS DRAFT MANAGEMENT
PLAN. The management plan addresses five critical habitat areas; Egegik Critical Habitat Area (CHA),
Pilot Point CHA, Cinder River CHA, Port Heiden CHA, and Port Moller CHA located on the north side
of the Alaska Peninsula. The management plan and subsequent regulations will be used by department
staff to guide management actions and authorize appropriate activities in the CHAs through Special Area
Permitting. Established in 1972, the five critical habitat areas include the major estuaries along the
southern shore of Bristol Bay. The primary purpose of the critical habitat areas is to protect and preserve
habitat areas especially crucial to the perpetuation of fish and wildlife, particularly waterfowl; and to
restrict all other uses not compatible with that primary purpose. This draft addresses comments received
during the initial March 2010 public review and addresses management of private lands within the CHAs.
The management plan will apply to state lands and waters and private lands within the CHA boundaries.
The draft plan presents management goals for the CHAs and identifies policies to be used in determining
which activities are compatible with the protection of fish and wildlife, their habitats, and public use of
the CHAs. The proposed policies address such issues as access and use of resources in the CHAs. The
draft plan includes a list of proposed regulations for implementing the plan. However, proposed
regulations may be revised prior to adoption based on public comment and any subsequent changes to
management plan policies. ADF&G will conduct a separate regulatory review for these regulations after
the management plan is finalized later this year. The draft plan is available
athttp://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=bristolbay.draftplan Submit comments to
dfg.hab.specialarea@alaska.gov. For more information, please contact: Habitat Division (907)-267-2342

**July 11
KOTZEBUE - Comments are due on REVISION 26 TO THE 2010-2013 STIP to add the
KOTZEBUE SWAN LAKE PROJECT to improve entrance channel navigation, install boat mooring
points and improve boat launch capacity. Install other improvements to expand capacity and improve
operational safety in the entrance channel and mooring basin. Please visit www.dot.alaska.gov/stip for
details. Email your comments to: dot.stip@alaska.gov. For more information contact Talena Adams at
talena.adams@alaska.gov.

**July 11
COPPER CENTER - Comments are due on the proposed RESERVATION OF WATER ON
KLUTINA RIVER. The Department of Natural Resources proposes to establish a reservation of water
for the Department of Fish and Game for the Klutina River including all connected sloughs, side
channels, and flood plains, from river mile zero (0) at its confluence with the Copper River, upstream to
river mile 20 at the outlet of Klutina Lake, for the following location, time periods and flow rates: For
more information, contact Kimberly Sager at 907-269-2033 or email kimberly.sager@alaska.gov.

**July 13
UNALASKA/DUTCH HARBOR - Comments are due on the preliminary decision to approve the City
of Unalaska‟s (the City‟s) application for AIR QUALITY CONTROL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
for the DUTCH HARBOR POWER PLANT (DHPP) RENOVATION PROJECT. Location: Dutch
Harbor. The City is planning to revise Phase II of the DHPP Renovation Project to accommodate a
different engine than previously authorized. Change between baseline actual emissions from 2004 to 2005
and potential to emit of Phase II: NOX: 999 tons per year (tpy); CO: 51.9 tpy; SO2: -3.3 tpy; PM-2.5:
14.9 tpy; PM-10: 14.9 tpy; and VOCs: 29 tpy. The City‟s application is classified as a Prevention of
Significant Deterioration (PSD) major modification due to the increases of NOX and PM-2.5. Copies of
ADEC‟s draft permit and technical analysis report (TAR) are available at
http://www.dec.state.ak.us/air/ap/calendar.htm.For more information or to submit comments, contact
Krystin Bablinskas by Fax at (907) 269-7508 or email at krystin.bablinskas@alaska.gov.

**July 13
Comments are due on the proposal to renew AIR QUALITY CONTROL OPERATING PERMIT for
the LISBURNE PRODUCTION CENTER. The stationary source processes crude oil production fluids
received from various crude oil accumulations located on the North Slope of Alaska, including (but not
limited to) Lisburne, Point McIntyre, Niakuk, West Beach State, and North Prudhoe Bay State. The
potential annual emissions of regulated air pollutants at the source will not exceed: 2,250 tons of Nitrogen
Oxides; 768 tons of Carbon Monoxide; 57 tons of Particulate Matter; 273 tons of Sulfur Dioxide; and 42
tons of Volatile Organic Compounds. The total emissions of regulated air pollutants are 3,390 tons per
year. The total potential annual GHG CO2e emissions are 819,977 tons. The draft Operating Permit and
Statement of Basis are also available at the Department‟s website at:
http://www.dec.state.ak.us/air/ap/calendar.htm. For more information, contact Deborah Pock at 907-269-
0291 or email deborah.pock@alaska.gov. To submit comments, contact Wallace Evans at 907-269-7577
or email wallace.evans@alaska.gov.

**July 15
NIKISKI - Deadline for comments for approval of an OIL DISCHARGE PREVENTION and
CONTINGENCY PLAN for XTO ENERGY INC, located approximately 22 Miles Northwest off
Kenai near Nikiski for COOK INLET MIDDLE GROUND SHOAL FACILITIES (Platforms A and
C, Marine Flowlines, and Onshore Facility). To provide comments, write to the Department of
Environmental Conservation, Division of Spill Prevention and Response, Industry Preparedness Program,
555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, AK 99501, or call (907) 269-3072.

July 25
Deadline for nominations for the NORTH PACIFIC RESEARCH BOARD ADVISORY PANEL with
expertise in the Bering Sea. The Advisory Panel members advise the Board on accomplishing its overall
mission of fielding a high caliber, comprehensive research program that will improve our understanding
of the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, and Arctic Ocean ecosystems and their fisheries,
and help to sustain and enhance the living marine resources. The Advisory Panel has a significant advice-
giving role, with active involvement in setting research priorities. Advisory Panel members serve three-
year terms and the new terms would commence retroactive to April 1, 2011. The Board covers travel,
food and lodging for panel members for the annual Advisory Panel meetings which occur in April and
September. Nominations and self-nominations may be submitted to the Board by email to
cynthia.suchman@nprb.org, or by regular mail to Cynthia Suchman, Executive Director, North Pacific
Research Board, 1007 West 3rd Avenue, Suite 100, Anchorage, Alaska 99501 Please include a brief 1-2
page resume and full contact information, including email address. Please visit the Board‟s web site at
www.nprb.org for more information about the Board and its activities. The Board‟s consideration of
nominations will occur early August, 2011. New members will be informed shortly thereafter, well ahead
of the meeting September 13-14.

EVENTS & MEETINGS \ANCHORAGE - EAGLE RIVER & GIRDWOOD
July 9
2011 NEIGHBORHOOD PARK FIX-ITS will be working on LITTLE DIPPER PARK. The
Anchorage Park Foundation focuses its work on neighborhood parks because they are the public spaces
that affect you close-to-home. In summer 2011, the APF will work in partnership with the Parks &
Recreation Department to attack the community-identified “Fix-Its” in neighborhood parks. We are
working with Community Council committees to prioritize the fix-its to ensure that funds will be used to
meet community needs, like replacing dilapidated benches, trash cans, park signs and playground
equipment; removing graffiti; restoring landscaped areas; and improving park safety. For more
information about how to help, go to http://www.muni.org/Departments/parks/Pages/VolunteerOps.aspx.

**July 9
CRAZY ABOUT CORVIDS will be presented from 1 to 3pm at the Bird Treatment & Learning
property, 15510 Old Seward Highway. When your driving down the road, have you noticed a raven
perched high on a telephone pole croaking away. Did you know that crows will drop hard-shelled items
onto hard surfaces, such as rocks and roads, to break them open? Bird TLC‟s live education ravens,
crows, magpies, and Stellar Jays will be on display and anxious to meet new people. For more
information, call 562-4852 or go to www.birdtlc.net.

July 9
ANCHORAGE - 1ST ANNUAL ANCHORAGE WEED SMACKDOWN will be held from 10am to
1pm at the Valley of the Moon Municipal Park, rain or shine. Last year, more than 80 people joined
forces in a fun and family-friendly competition to help control invasive plants in Fairbanks. This year,
Fairbanks has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged the rest of Alaska to try and compete. We will be
targeting European bird cherry, which is toxic and potentially fatal to moose; and reed canarygrass, which
degrades salmon habitat. By removing these invaders, we will allow native plants and healthy habitats to
come back along Chester Creek. Form a team and send in a registration, or come alone and join a team.
Come prepared to spend a few hours outside enjoying some exercise, fresh air, fun, and habitat clean-up.
Refreshments & lunch will be provided. Register at www.weedwar.org For more information contact
907-441-7366 or info@weedwar.org.

**July 11
Public hearing will be held before the Planning & Zoning Commission at 6:30 in the Assembly
Chambers, Loussac Library on the Site Plan Review of a MASTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR
EKLUTNA PLAZA, generally located west of the Old Glenn Highway, east of the Glenn Highway and
north of the North Eagle River Access Road. For more information, contact Jim Arnesen at
jim@eklutnainc.com or Tanya Hickok at tshickok@dowlhkm.com.

**July 14
Meet NATIONAL ACLU LEADER ANTHONY ROMERO at 7pm at the Wendy Williamson
Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, but seating will be limited. Anthony will address the
ongoing struggle for equal rights, and the continuing challenges faced by minority and underprivileged
communities, along with the work of the ACLU in expanding civil liberties and equal opportunity. A
reception with Anthony and a chance to speak with him in person will follow at 8:30pm. RSVP online
today at http://www.aclu.org/files/imagecache/leader_image/leader_images/romero_20110321.jpg. For
more information, go to akclu@acklu.org or call (907) 258-0044.

**July 16
2011 NEIGHBORHOOD PARK FIX-ITS will be working on WILLIAM B. LYONS PARK. The
Anchorage Park Foundation focuses its work on neighborhood parks because they are the public spaces
that affect you close-to-home. In summer 2011, the APF will work in partnership with the Parks &
Recreation Department to attack the community-identified “Fix-Its” in neighborhood parks. We are
working with Community Council committees to prioritize the fix-its to ensure that funds will be used to
meet community needs, like replacing dilapidated benches, trash cans, park signs and playground
equipment; removing graffiti; restoring landscaped areas; and improving park safety. For more
information about how to help, go to http://www.muni.org/Departments/parks/Pages/VolunteerOps.aspx.

MEETINGS & EVENTS OUT OF ANCHORAGE
July 1
HOMER - ART in NATURE/the NATURE of ART artist reception will be held at the Wynn Nature
Center from 6 to 8pm. For more information, call 907-235-6736 or go to www.akcoastalstudies.org.

**July 2
KODIAK - FORT ABERCROMBIE MILITARY HISTORY Join Dave Ostlund, director of the
Kodiak Military History Museum for a walking tour highlighting WWII history of the fort. Call the park
office at 907-486-6339 for more information.

July 2
HOMER - PETERSON BAY POT LUCK PARTY will be held from 6 to 9:30pm and feature dinner
and music by the Burnt Down House (Dylan Weiser, Angela Book, & Katie Klaus) Boat, MV Discover
will depart from the Homer Harbor from the bottom of Ramp #3 at 6pm. Cost: $50 or $40 if you bring a
dish or beverage to the table. Children under 12 are ½ price and kids under 3 are free. Purchase tickets at
AK Coastal Studies office, at the Homer Bookstore, or from a Board member. For more information, go
to www.akcoastalstudies.org or call 907-235-6667 or Fax .(907) 235.6668.

July 4
WASILLA - CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY at INDEPENDENCE MINE. Alaska State
Parks is partnering with the Alaska Miners Association and Friends of State Parks, Mat-Su, to host a
special July 4th celebration at the Independence Mine State Historical Park. This is a great opportunity to
spend one of the nation‟s most important holidays at one of the Mat-Su‟s most beautiful and historic sites.
The park‟s visitor center will open at 11:00am and activities will continue throughout the afternoon. The
activities include panning for gold, a talk about modern-day gold mining and tours of some of the mine‟s
restored buildings. In its heyday in the 1940s, the Independence Mine was a major gold producer that
employed hundreds and helped support the Mat-Su farming colony. The mine closed down permanently
in 1951 and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The scheduled events for the July 4
celebration include: •A 2 p.m. talk about gold mining by Bob Hoekzema of the Alaska Miners
Association in the visitor‟s center. •Panning for gold at various stations around the old mining camp.
•Tours ($6 per adult) of restored buildings at 12pm, 3pm and 5pm.

July 6
FAIRBANKS - THRICE WARMED: HEATING WITH WOOD will be presented by COLLIN
CRAVEN at 7pm in the Schaible Auditorium.

**July 6
FAIRBANKS - Discover Alaska Lecture Series presents REBIRTH IN THE ALEUTIANS:
KASATOCHI SURVIVORS: INSECTS AFTER THE ERUPTION with DEREK SIKES at 7pm in
Schaible Auditorium. Derek Sikes, Curator of Insects at the UAF Museum of the North, will describe
how the insect community on Kasatochi volcano in the Aleutians survived the August 8, 2008 eruption.
He will describe the insect community before and after the event. Though some plants survived the
eruption, the insects were not subsisting on the plant community. The Series is presented by Summer
Sessions & Lifelong Learning in cooperation with the Northern Alaska Environmental Center to discover
Alaska through the eyes of these lecturers who have taken an in-depth look at various aspects of Alaska.

**July 7
FAIRBANKS - WILLIE HENSLEY and his daughter, ELIZABETH HENSLEY, will discuss the
HISTORY of the ALASKA NATIVE CLAIMS SETTLEMENT ACT and offer the perspective of a
younger generation at a free public lecture at 7pm in the Schaible Auditorium on the UAF campus. The
event will be webstreamed live at www.alaskalivestream.com. William L. Iggiagruk Hensley is an
Inupiaq from Kotzebue who is known for his service to Alaska. He served in the state House and Senate
for 10 years, was the director of NANA Regional Corporation, is a former commerce commissioner for
the State of Alaska, and is retired from Alyeska Pipeline Service Company. He is a co-founder of the
Alaska Federation of Natives, the Northwest Alaska Native Association and the Alaska Village Electric
Cooperative. Elizabeth Saagulik Hensley is from Anchorage and Kotzebue. She holds an undergraduate
degree in Native American studies and anthropology from Dartmouth College and a law degree from the
University of Arizona College of Law. Her legal experience has involved indigenous government and
economic development. She is currently a legislative aide to state Rep. Reggie Joule. Willie Hensley will
also sign his book, “Fifty Miles From Tomorrow,” following the lecture. Copies of the book will also be
available for purchase for $15.

**July 9
KODIAK - UNDERWATER LIFE AROUND KODIAK - Verlin Pherson, owner of Scuba Do Diving
Shop, will share his passion for diving and all of Kodiak‟s undersea creatures. Call the park office at 907-
486-6339 for more information.

**July 12
FAIRBANKS - INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM) FOR THE HOME GARDENER:
PESTS AND BENEFICIAL INSECTS will be presented by CORLENE ROSE at 7pm in the Schaible
Auditorium. Everyone can benefit from Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for the home garden and
landscape. IPM is a practical approach to achieving long-term management of pest problems with
minimal impact on human health, the environment and non-target organisms. Learn about the basics of
IPM: identifying beneficial insects, diagnosing plant disorders and the best process for preventing and
managing some common pests. Corlene is the IPM Program Manager with the UAF-Cooperative
Extension Service in Anchorage. She collaborates with the USFS, writes grants, coordinates the statewide
IPM team and is a frequent guest speaker to community councils and garden clubs. Her focus is in
providing educational outreach about IPM, forest health, plant problem diagnosis, home gardening and
insect identification.

**July 12, 13, 26, 27, 28, & 29
Open House meetings will be held in the following locations to discuss the GENERAL
MANAGEMENT for LAKE CLARK NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE. All meetings will be
held from 4 to 7pm.
    **July 12 - HOMER at the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center
    **July 13 - SOLDOTNA at the Donald E. Gilman River Center
    **July 26 - NONNDALTON - in the Community Building
    **July 27 - PEDRO BAY - in the Community Building
    **July 28 - PORT ALSWORTH at the Lake Clark National Park & Preserve Visitor Center
    **July 29 - ILIAMNA & NEWHALEN - at the Iliamna Community Building
The plan provides a vision for resource preservation and visitor use during the next 15 50 20 years. They
will coordinate with the public, other land managers, and neighboring communities to ensure that
management decision continue to preserve the park‟s natural and cultural resources, protect subsistence
resources, and provide opportunities for quality visitor experiences. For more information, go to
http://www.nps.gov/lacl/parkmgmt/index.htm.

**July 13
FAIRBANKS -THRICE WARMED: HEATING WITH WOOD is the presentation at the Discover
Alaska Lecture Series at 7pm in the Schaible Auditorium with JOHN DAVIES and COLIN CRAVEN
from the Cold Climate Housing Research Center for an evening lecture about the best practices for
gathering and storing wood for use as fuel for heating your home. Did you know that you can successfully
cut wood this summer, stack and store it, and in a month and a half to three months have it at the
recommended less than 20% moisture content for fuel use this winter? Come find out how this can be
done, and bring your questions. The Series is presented by Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning in
cooperation with the Northern Alaska Environmental Center to discover Alaska through the eyes of these
lecturers who have taken an in-depth look at various aspects of Alaska.

**July 14
Open House meeting will be held from 4 to 7pm at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa, Susitna Room
to discuss the GENERAL MANAGEMENT FOR LAKE CLARK NATIONAL PARK AND
PRESERVE. The plan provides a vision for resource preservation and visitor use during the next 15 50
20 years. They will coordinate with the public, other land managers, and neighboring communities to
ensure that management decision continue to preserve the park‟s natural and cultural resources, protect
subsistence resources, and provide opportunities for quality visitor experiences. For more information, go
to http://www.nps.gov/lacl/parkmgmt/index.htm.

**July 16
KODIAK - ALUTIIQ MARINE MAMMAL HUNTING THROUGH TIME will be presented by
PATRICK SALTONSTALL from the Alutiiq Museum. Call the park office at 907-486-6339 for more
information.
**July 16
PALMER - SECOND ANNUAL RUN FOR THE PALMER HAY FLATS REFUGE Take part in
this beautiful cross country 5K and 10K trail and, of course, we'll have another fun Kids Dash for the little
ones. Registration is open, and details are available at http://www.PalmerHayFlats.org , or call the office
at (907)357-8711. On-site registration will be from 8:30 to 9am. Race will start at 9:15am from Scout
Ridge/Cottonwood Creek Public access.

ITEMS OF INTEREST
To see the ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINION on the IZEMBEK PROPOSED EXCHANGE:
RESERVATION of PUBLIC TRUST SUBMERGED LANDS go to
http://notes3.state.ak.us/pn/pubnotic.nsf/1604e1912875140689256785006767f6/be443c75c9925f8589257
8b10074fede/$FILE/Izembeck%20Public%20Trust%20Doctrine%20opinion.pdf.

During the coming months, the RUSSIAN RIVER INTERAGENCY COORDINATION GROUP will
continue evaluating the range of management actions for REDUCING HUMAN/BEAR
ENCOUNTERS suggested by the public. A second round of public meetings will be held in Fall 2011 to
provide more opportunity for public involvement in development of the action plan. During the fishing
season, the public is encouraged to stay involved in this process: *Submit an email to: comments-alaska-
chugach-seward@fs.fed.us. Please put “Kenai-Russian River Comment” in the email‟s subject line. *Talk
to agency managers when you visit the Kenai-Russian River area. *Visit the project website at:
https://projects.ecr.gov/kenai-russianriver/ *Tell people you know about this opportunity for public
comment and encourage them to become involved. Email the project‟s facilitator, Jan Caulfield at
janc@gci.net with questions.

The Alaska Board of Forestry has released its 2010 REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE
ALASKA FOREST RESOURCES AND PRACTICES ACT (FRPA), available at available at
http://forestry.alaska.gov/pdfs/whats_new/BOF_Annual_Letter_to_Governor_May2011.pdf The act
governs how commercial timber harvesting, reforestation, and timber access occur on state, private, and
municipal land. Forest management standards on federal land must also meet or exceed the standards for
state land established by FRFA. The act was adopted in 1978 and it has been revised multiple times since
to add riparian standards and other protective measures. State agency compliance monitoring, led by the
Division of Forestry, determines whether the act‟s best management practices are applied consistently and
correctly on the ground. Statewide, the monitoring results this year were the strongest ever. Over the last
six years, DNR and ADF&G supplemented the compliance monitoring program with field surveys of
closed and inactive forest roads. Teams of habitat biologists and foresters surveyed every fish stream
crossing on 1,891 miles of forest roads on non-federal land in Southeast Alaska. Notably, the surveys
found only 20 culverts with significant issues for fish passage on those roads – approximately one culvert
of concern per 94 miles of road. Follow-up surveys of upstream fish habitat were conducted on problem
sites, sites have been prioritized for repair, and cooperative efforts are underway to correct the short list of
problems identified. The surveys also checked reforestation and found near-perfect results. Effectiveness
monitoring evaluates whether the act successfully protects fish habitat and water resources. Alaska hosts
one of the longest continuous effectiveness monitoring projects in the country. This study includes pre-
and post-harvest data on 21 anadromous streams in 19 different watersheds in southeast Alaska. The
study has not found any significant adverse impacts from harvesting on fish habitat in these watersheds.

UAA professor LIL ALESSA describes NEW TOOL CONNECTING SOCIAL VALUES TO
LANDSCAPES. When it comes to landscape, Americans have long understood economic and resource
extraction values. An area is valuable for the fish and fowl that can be harvested, or the minerals that can
be extracted, or the food that can be grown there. But how are social values in the landscape measured? If
a community identifies a place as beautiful, as fun to be in, as comforting to the soul, how are those
values incorporated into land management decisions? The short answer is: They haven't been. The new
tool is described in a short video, http://youtu.be/1XbfL3uzt04. Lil Alessa, describes the social values
weighted by her group's new tool, using the highly accessible Eagle River Nature Center as an example.
She explains how this tool is being adopted for land management by the USGS, for risk assessment by
NOAA, and potentially other agencies for community mental health planning.

New report from the Institute of Social and Economic Research looks in detail at ELECTRICITY IN
ALASKA as of 2008, the most recent year for which federal statistics are available. The report, by
GINNY FAY, ALEJANDRA VILLALOBOS MELENDEZ, and other ISER researchers, examines
how much ELECTRICITY INDIVIDUAL UTILITIES GENERATED in 2008, with what TYPES
OF FUEL, at what ELECTRIC RATES, and with what LEVEL OF CO2 EMISSIONS. In a special
section, the researchers also provide the first new estimates since 2001 of Alaska‟s energy balance: how
much energy from all sources was produced in Alaska in 2008, how much was exported and imported,
and how much was consumed in Alaska and for what purposes. To see the report, go to
http://iser.uaa.alaska.edu/Publications/AlaskaEnergyStatistics2011.pdf. For more information, contact
Alejandra Villalobos Melendez: at 907-786-5454 or email anvm@uaa.alaska.edu.

VOLUNTEERS OPPORTUNITIES
**VOLUNTEER ACCOUNTANT is needed for the BIRD TREATMENT LEARNING CENTER (a
Non-profit organization) who is familiar with Quickbooks, capable of creating monthly financial reports,
custom reports for grants, filing annual taxes, and completing an annual audit. Interested parties should
send a resume and references to: Bird TLC/Board of Directors, Email: office@birdtlc.net, Phone:(907)
562-4852, or Fax:(907) 562-2441. Information about the organization can be found at
http://www.birdtlc.net/.
GIRDWOOD FOREST FAIR needs volunteers on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Become a special part of the
fair by volunteering at the recycling bins and helping people sort their trash from recycling. If you are
interested and would like to know more please contact Sarah Wilson, sarah.watermelon@gmail.com.

The ALASKA WOMEN'S ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK (AWEN) is looking for a couple good
women to SERVE ON OUR BOARD. We need more hands to help with communications, membership,
and outreach. This is a great opportunity to network with other women in the environmental community,
cultivate environmental leadership, and bring creative new ideas to the organization. For more
information email awenalaska@gmail.com or call Melanie at 440-1964.

TRAIL WATCHERS serve as a presence on the trail by wearing an armband or vest while walking or
biking on a regular schedule. They carry a phone and first aid kit, share information with new trial users
and tourists and notify the Municipality of cracks or maintenance issues. Trail Watchers occasionally help
with clearing brush. For more information or to request a speaker for your group, call Gene Storm 277-
3994 or Cathy Janigo, Parks and Rec Dept. janigocd@muni.org.

ADOPT-A-CREEK NEEDS HELP ON CHESTER CREEK - there are two reaches of Campbell
Creek adopted, and there is a section along Chester Creek near DeBarr and Muldoon that could use some
serious help. The major problem is an infestation of Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea).
According to scientists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, this may be the only infestation on
Chester Creek. Please consider help eradicate this invasive before it spreads to other areas. Contact Cherie
Northon at cherie@anchoragecreeks.org if you are interested in helping adopt this area or just being a
weed warrior.
ALASKA WILDLIFE ALLIANCE is looking for a VOLUNTEER FOOTRACE COORDINATOR
for its 5th annual 5K Fun Run. The race is scheduled for August 6th in Anchorage. Prefer someone with
experience in both footracing and event coordination. Coordinator must live in the Anchorage Bowl. Help
with logistics based on past races will be provided. If you are interested please send a short email
detailing your interest and experience to: connie@akwildlife.org.

INTERNSHIPS

POSITIONS AVAILABLE
**EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for the ALASKA CENTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Location:
Anchorage. Key responsibilities include: 1.Fundraising and External Relations; 2.Operations
Management; 3.Board Development; and 4.Staff Development. Qualifications: *Bachelor‟s degree from
an accredited institution and at least three years professional experience in a related field. •Demonstrated
success managing, developing, and implementing fundraising plans, including foundation grant seeking
and individual and corporate donor development. •Experience supervising and successfully leading teams
and staff of varying sizes. •Experience in developing and implementing strategic planning. •Working
knowledge of Alaska‟s social and political context for ACE‟s work preferred. •Experience with non-profit
financial management and planning. •Demonstrated success building strategic partnerships and relations.
•Experience with Board relations and development. •Demonstrated commitment to conservation values.
Salary depends upon experience, with health and dental insurance, employee-directed retirement plan,
and generous paid vacation and health leave provided. Application Process: Send resume, cover letter,
and writing sample to Board President Karol Fink via email at karol.fink@gmail.com. Applications will
be accepted until July 29. s22 In the subject line of your email, please write: ACE ED application – Last
name_First initial. Please convert all attachments to PDF and name the attachments as follows:
Lastname_Firstinitial resume, Lastname_Firstinitial cover letter, Lastname_Firstinitial writing sample.
For more information, go to http://akcenter.org/about. For full job description, go to
http://akcenter.org/files/executive-director-job-announcement.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST (EPS) IV for the Department of Environmental
Conservation (ADEC), Division of Spill Prevention & Response, Contaminated Sites Program. This
position will serve as the Contaminated Sites Program's technical expert on human health and ecological
risk assessments and provides authoritative decisions and/or recommendations relative to the entire risk
assessment process and assists program staff and the public with interpreting risk assessment results.
Please see the Workplace Alaska job posting at:
http://notes4.state.ak.us/wa/postapps.nsf/3fce5e59a6a3b75189256443007a8ed2/cb05e22632399e1889257
8b6007180ad?OpenDocument

**EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for the CENTER FOR ALASKAN COASTAL STUDIES (CACS).
Location: Homer. Job responsibilities include all aspects of non-profit management in developing and
sustaining relationships and networks to support the on-going mission-related work of CACS. Skills and
experience in staff leadership, fundraising, financial management, planning, organizational outreach, and
facility maintenance & land management oversight are needed to support a comprehensive offering of
coastal science and environmental education programs for K-12 and general public audiences. CACS
manages a land base of 145 acres on both shores of Kachemak Bay, one of the most scenic and
ecologically-diverse places in Alaska. Facilities include the residential Peterson Bay Coastal Science
Field Station, the upland Carl E. Wynn Nature Center, a Headquarters Building in downtown Homer, and
a seasonal facility in the Homer Harbor. Salary DOE. For more information, go to
http://www.akcoastalstudies.org. Full job description is available at
http://www.akcoastalstudies.org/Pdf/CACS_EDjobdescription.pdf. To apply, send cover letter, resume,
and contact information for three professional references to jobs@akcoastalstudies.org or fax to (907)
235-6668. Open until filled. Review of applications will begin on July 15.

**DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT for AUDUBON ALASKA Location: Anchorage. Full time.
Director of Development will work with the Executive Director to raise restricted and unrestricted
contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations, and other funders to meet Audubon Alaska‟s
annual budget (in 2011, roughly $1.1 million) in support of Audubon‟s mission. The successful candidate
will be able to manage multiple priorities, produce well-written work under short deadlines, coordinate
and oversee the fine details of events and mailings, maintain accurate records of donor contacts using a
Millennium database, represent Audubon‟s mission and programs effectively to supporters, and converse
easily in person or by telephone with donors and donor prospects, board members, volunteers, chapter
leaders, and members of the public. S/he will have a passion for Audubon's conservation mission and the
desire to contribute to the effectiveness of its program and staff. Occasional evening and weekend work is
required. There will be need and opportunity for travel within Alaska and out of state; the Audubon
Alaska Board convenes twice a year for three-day, retreat-style meetings in rotating locations around the
state, and many donors live out of state. Qualifications: A bachelor's degree is required, and a minimum
of five years of experience in a related field, with at least three years of experience in major donor and
foundation fundraising. Requires an individual who is able to think strategically and creatively, manage
multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and operate in a dynamic work environment. Applicants should have
strong interpersonal and social skills and the ability to persuasively communicate Audubon‟s mission and
Alaska‟s nuance conservation issues., The ideal candidate is familiar with Alaska, its unique natural
resource issues, and the community of people, inside and outside the state, who support its conservation.
Equipment and Software: Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software, the internet, and e-
mail. Training for Sage Millennium (donor database) will be available. Should be willing to take
advantage of professional development and training opportunities, as needed. For full job description, go
to https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/1109/job Please apply online at https://careers-
audubon.icims.com/jobs/1109/login. Submit resume and cover letter with online application.

**PROGRAM COORDINATOR for RENEWABLE ENERGY ALASKA PROJECT (REAP)
Location: Anchorage. Key Responsibilities: Manage renewable energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE)
education and outreach programs, including grant and contract reporting. Develop and expand REAP‟s
Organizational membership and major donor program. Interface with managers of federal, state and local
RE and EE programs, actors in the RE and EE industry and civic and business leaders. Assist with event
creation and management, including event logistics. Make public presentations about the importance of
renewable energy and energy efficiency. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor‟s degree or five years of
experience in a relevant field. Excellent written and verbal skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel
and Powerpoint. Additional Preferred Skills: Fundraising experience; Knowledge of Alaskan
institutions and energy infrastructure; Experience working with non-profits; Experience with Apple
Macintosh computing platforms; Experience with InDesign or similar computer design program. This is
permanent full time position; salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Includes paid
personal leave and holidays and retirement benefits. Application Deadline: July 29. Please send cover
letter, résumé, 3 letters of recommendation and a short writing sample to Renewable Energy Alaska
Project, Attn: Chris Rose, 308 G Street, Suite 207, Anchorage, Alaska 99501or email the same to
a.weglin@realaska.org.

**PART-TIME OUTREACH COORDINATOR for the INTERIOR ALASKA LAND TRUST for
the Chena Flats Greenbelt Project (see www.chenaflats.org). Location: Fairbanks. Flexible hours up to
20 hours/week, pay DOE. Responsibilities: Let people know about the Interior Alaska Land Trust and
Chena Flats Greenbelt project through events, newsletters, web site, personal letters and visits. Increase
neighborhood participation, organize neighborhood user groups. Increase Interior Alaska Land Trust
membership. For more information about the Interior Alaska Land Trust, go to
www.interiorAKlandtrust.org. Apply to InteriorAKLandTrust@gmail.com.

** MARKETING COORDINATOR for the ALASKA CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND
REFERRAL NETWORK. Location: Anchorage. Key Competencies and Qualifications: Education:
BA required, in education, social work, public administration, marketing, public relations,
communications or related field. Hours: Monday-Friday/40hr week. Permanent, Full Time. Hourly
Range: $15.00/hr-$22.50/hr. For a complete job description, please visit www.threadalaska.org. To apply,
please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to info@threadalaska.org and write “Marketing
Coordinator” in the subject line. Open until filled.

FACILITY MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR for SAGA‟s EAGLE VALLEY CENTER (EVC) in
Juneau. The position has three primary duties: maintenance, improvements, and reporting. All three duties
are in close collaboration with the Education Manager. Qualifications: General construction skills
(carpentry, plumbing, electrical) – required. High School diploma or GED - required. Ability to operate
all basic construction tools, including power tools – required. CPR/1st Aid certification – required. Strong
interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills – required. Valid driver‟s license and clean
driving record – required. Ability to pass a national sex offender check and state and federal criminal
history checks - required. Ability to operate machinery (i.e. backhoe) – preferred. Experience working
with youth in outdoor environments – preferred. Basic computer skills – preferred. Experience in facility
maintenance – preferred. This position requires the employee to live at EVC and be “on call” in case of a
facility emergencies. No pets are allowed in the Facility Coordinator‟s quarters or on the grounds. SAGA
maintains four non-negotiable rules that are in place for any SAGA facility, including the EVC. These
rules are: No drugs or alcohol, no violence or threat of violence, no stealing, no sexual behavior. This
position will start as soon as possible. This is a regular, part-time position with $12.00/hour pay,
including free rent. To apply send a cover letter and resume to the SAGA Recruiter at to
recruiter@servealaska.org or fax to 907-789-3118 or mail to PO Box 33037, Juneau, AK 99803. For
more information visit our website at www.servealaska.org or call 907-790-6412. For full position
description, go to http://www.servealaska.org/images/stories/EVC_Maintenance_Coord_5-2011.pdf.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for the ALASKA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION (ACF). The ACF
ED is one of the top environmental leadership roles in Alaska and provides an outstanding opportunity to
effect substantial change and long-term conservation throughout Alaska. The successful candidate will
guide our organization in building a more powerful and sustained conservation movement in Alaska,
based on strategies of innovation, civic engagement, partnering, and problem-solving for positive
solutions. Responsibilities: The Executive Director (ED) provides the overall leadership and direction
and implements board strategy for ACF, its programs, projects, and outreach. The Executive Director‟s
primary responsibilities are to be ACF‟s chief advocate and fundraiser, to oversee and manage all aspects
of ACF‟s operations, and to work closely with the Board to periodically refresh and advance programs. A
significant amount of the Executive Director‟s time is devoted to fundraising and development. This
requires substantial travel, working with foundation partners, and the stewardship of individual donors.
The Executive Director oversees an annual operating budget of over $5 million, net assets of $9 million,
and a staff of 14. Ideal Experience: The Executive Director will be a creative and entrepreneurial leader
with the following experience and qualifications: • Experience that demonstrates a passion for
environmental conservation, with demonstrated leadership experience in this or a related field; awareness
of current and ongoing changes to the political and community landscape in Alaska; • Proven senior-level
management, problem solving, fundraising, financial expertise, and delegation of workload as an
executive in the not-for-profit, public or private sectors; record of substantial fundraising success; •
Record of successful team management and team-building, and the ability to manage effectively highly
motivated and skilled staff toward common goals and outcomes; • Outstanding oral and written
communication skills, including the means to address issues in effective but nonpartisan and non-
polarizing ways, and the ability to represent ACF to and work with a broad public both within and outside
of Alaska; • A successful record of developing, implementing, and evaluating strategic plans and
programmatic initiatives; • Familiarity with unique aspects of foundation management including building
endowments and cultivating relationships with both individual donors and major foundations. Application
must be sent electronically to jlee@alaskaconservation.org. Please insert “ACF Executive Director” in the
email subject line and attache the following forms: ACF employment, Cover letter, Resume,
Writing/work product sample, and names/contact information of 3 personal reference (employment
application only asks for business/employment references). Review of applications will begin July 15.

CITIZEN OVERSIGHT CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR for the TRANS-ALASKA PIPELINE
SYSTEM (TAPS), for the COPPER RIVER WATERSHED PROJECT. Regular part-time. Summary
of position: Responsible for helping the CRWP coordinate a public education campaign to foster
establishment of a TAPS citizen oversight organization. Minimum Requirements: Commitment to the
mission and goals of TAPS citizen oversight campaign; Strong interpersonal communication skills;
Analytical and research skills; Strong organizational and time management skills, with an ability to meet
deadlines, manage multiple projects, and prioritize tasks; High level of computer literacy and experience
with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint). Desired Skills: Professional,
positive, enthusiastic, and approachable attitude; Four-year degree or equivalent professional experience
preferred. Hours: 16 hours per week (may vary from week to week), Compensation: $19/hour depending
on experience. Please submit letter of interest and resume to: Kristin Carpenter, Director, CRWP, P.O.
Box 1560 Cordova, AK 99574 or email crwp@copperriver.org.

LEADERSHIP MANAGER for the FIRST ALASKANS INSTITUTE, a statewide Alaska Native
501(c)(3) non-profit. The Leadership Manager will: *oversee the development operation of the First
Alaskans Institute Leadership initiative of the Summer Internship Program, Public Policy Fellowship; and
Elders & Youth Conference; *work with the FAI President/CEO to create and seek new opportunities to
achieve the initiatives goal of developing the next generation of Alaska Native leadership. The successful
candidate will provide the professional skills necessary for all facets of this position and will possess
good interpersonal and communication skills. Experience working within the Alaska Native community
and higher education required; see job description for details. To apply send a letter of interest, resume,
brief writing sample and three (3) letters of reference to: First Alaskans Institute, 606 E Street Ste. 200,
Anchorage, AK 99501, e-mail to info@firstalaskans.org, or fax to (907) 677-1780. Only complete
application packets will be reviewed. Open until filled.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT for the NORTH PACIFIC RESEARCH BOARD. This position is located
in Anchorage. For more information, go to http://www.nprb.org/ Candidates should submit a cover letter
and resume. Please send paper and electronic versions of these documents to: Human Resources, PO Box
1329, Seward, AK 99664-1837 or HR@alaskasealife.org. Applications will be accepted until June 30,
2011 with an anticipated start date of August 1.

SCIENCE EDUCATION DIRECTOR for the PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND SCIENCE CENTER to
grow their education program and join a team of enthusiastic educators who implement science,
environmental and experiential education programs. The Science Education Director will help oversee
delivery of our current portfolio of education programs including: Community outreach, Classroom-based
“Discovery Room” for grades K-6, Underwater Robotics for middle school, and summer camps and
outdoor “experiential” education programs in oceanography and conservation for teens. The full position
announcement is located at: http://www.pwssc.org/whatsnew/employment.shtml. To Apply,
Submit letter of interest, resume and three references electronically to Nancy Bird, PWSSC President at
nbird@pwssc.org. Position Open until filled (applications will be accepted until an appropriate candidate
is found).
PRESIDENT/CEO for the PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND SCIENCE CENTER (PWSSC) PRINCE
WILLIAM SOUND SCIENCE CENTER and PWS OIL SPILL RECOVERY INSTITUTE and
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PWS OIL SPILL RECOVERY INSTITUTE (OSRI).The
President/CEO and Executive Director (President) provides vision and leadership in planning,
coordinating and expanding research and education programs of the PWSSC, and also supervises,
promotes and administers OSRI‟s R&D programs focused in the Arctic and sub-Arctic marine
environments. Based upon the qualifications and interests of the successful candidate, we anticipate a
formal faculty affiliation will be recognized by the University of Alaska Anchorage and its Environment
and Natural Resources Institute and the Biology Department. The successful candidate will possess the
ability to: Strategically initiate, stimulate, and lead a visionary expansion of PWSSC‟s research and
education programs. Responsibilities generally fall under seven focus areas: Strategic Science Planning,
Fundraising, Endowment and Development; Program, product and service delivery; Board administration
- Supports operations and administration of the PWSSC and OSRI Boards; Financial, Tax, Risk and
Facilities Management; Community and Public Relations; and Human Resource Management
.Qualifications::Ph.D. in a field related to marine ecology, oceanography, biology, fisheries or a related
field of study in environmental research. Five years or more experience at a senior level in research and/or
organizational management. Demonstrated business and financial management experience. Knowledge of
key government and academic institutions and partners in marinescience and management. To apply:
Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a one or two-page summary of
their philosophy on science and its relevancy to local communities. Please send electronic versions of
these documents with contact information for four references to: Search Committee, PWSSC and OSRI at
nbird@pwssc.org. Applications will be accepted until July 1 and review of applications will take place
in July and August with an anticipated start date of October 15. Full position description and detailed
application is available at http://www.pwssc.org/whatsnew/Pres-CEO-and-ExecDirector-
PWSSC%20and%20OSRI-position-announcement-May9-2011.pdf.

ASSOCIATE CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR for ALASKANS FOR ENERGY FREEDOM Full-time,
Exempt, Salary: DOE. Alaskans for Energy Freedom (AEF) is a coalition of more than 30 conservation
and tribal organizations working across the political and cultural spectrum of Alaska to transition the state
away from coal development to clean energy solutions. This position will direct and oversee all internal
communications between campaign partners, campaign staff, and the AEF Steering Committee. Job
Specifications: *Excellent verbal and written communication skills; *Track record of successful
grassroots organizing and/or advocacy; *Demonstrated ability to build relationships with a broad range of
coalition partners, and work with diverse stakeholders; *Excellent listening and retention skills;
*Demonstrated ability in planning and coordinating large events. Qualifications: *3-8 years experience
working on environmental issues, political campaigns, or grassroots advocacy efforts; *Knowledge of
Alaska politics or mining issues a plus; *Proven leadership ability with experience bringing groups to
consensus or overcoming disagreements; *HTML, social media and database skills are strongly desired;
and *Ability to perform occasional, long hours on evenings or weekends. To apply, complete and submit
the ACF Employment Application (http://alaskaconservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/ACF-
Employment-Application-April-2011.pdf), a cover letter outlining your interest and experience, and
resume. Applicants selected for an interview will beasked to provide three current references. Completed
applications must be faxed to (907) 274-4145 or emailed to acfjobs@alaskaconservation.org with „AEF
Associate Campaign Director Position‟ in the subject heading. We will confirm receipt of your
submission by email.

CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR SUPERVISOR for the COPPER RIVER WATERSHED
PROJECT: VOICES FOR A WILD SALMON. Regular part-time Summary of position: Responsible
for helping the CRWP to coordinate a public education campaign to foster establishment of a TAPS
citizen oversight organization. Qualifications: Minimum Requirements: *Commitment to the mission
and goals of TAPS citizen oversight campaign o Strong interpersonal communication skills; *Analytical
and research skills; *Strong organizational and time management skills, with an ability to meet deadlines,
manage multiple projects, and prioritize tasks; *High level of computer literacy and experience with
Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) Desired Skills Professional, positive,
enthusiastic, and approachable attitude; *Four-]year degree or equivalent professional experience
preferred. Hours:16 hours per week (may vary from week to week), Compensation: $19/hour depending
on experience. Please submit letter of interest and resume to: Kristin Carpenter, Director Copper River
Watershed Project P.O. Box 1560 Cordova, AK 99574 or email crwp@copperriver.org.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for COOK INLETKEEPER - Homer. The organization currently places
all management, fundraising, program and personnel duties under a combined Executive
Director/Inletkeeper position. The stand-alone Executive Director is a new position, to be established in
2011, which will report directly to the Board of Directors. The new position will assume management,
program oversight and fundraising responsibilities to allow the new Inletkeeper position to address the
increasingly complex advocacy challenges facing the Cook Inlet watershed. After the new Executive
Director has been hired, the Inletkeeper will focus exclusively on advocacy related to energy and clean
water issues. The Inletkeeper and the Executive Director will be co-equal positions with clearly
delineated responsibilities, and each will report to and be supervised by the Board of Directors. The
Executive Director will be responsible for the following duties: *Overseeing the day-to-day
administrative and personnel needs of the organization; *Along with the Inletkeeper, communicating with
the Board of Directors and implementing its directives; *Working with the Inletkeeper, other staff, and
the Board of Directors to develop and implement a strategic plan and operating budget to achieve the
Cook Inletkeeper mission, goals and objectives; *Working with the Inletkeeper and the Development
Director to create, implement and, as necessary, refine, a Development Plan to raise necessary funds to
achieve the Cook Inletkeeper mission, goals and objectives, and to identify, solicit and maintain funding
sources and opportunities. Expertise & Skills: Candidates should have significant experience with staff,
financial and administrative management of nonprofit organizations. Experience in raising funds from
public and private sector sources, including foundations, businesses, government sources, and individuals
is required, as is membership development and retention. Knowledge of and experience with
environmental, energy and conservation issues is highly desirable. The Executive Director is a Permanent
Full-Time Position, working 40 hours per workweek. The salary will be in the range of $65,000 to
$70,000 with generous health, life insurance, retirement and leave benefits. To Apply: Please submit a
cover letter, resume and a list of three references to hiringcommittee@inletkeeper.org by July 15.
Questions regarding the position can be sent to the same address, but no phone calls please.

MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER for the ALASKA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION in Anchorage.
Major Gifts Officer (MGO) will be responsible for increasing financial support among top level donors.
This position serves as the central organizer for personal communications with ~300 stewarded donors by
Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF) staff and trustees. Strategies include stewardship, cultivation, and
solicitation. The MGO will also be responsible for organizing a range of events and other activities geared
toward building ongoing support from major donors. Position will be a contributing member of the
Philanthropy and the Communications team. Qualifications: A passion for Alaska and protecting its
environment; Bachelor‟s Degree required; 5 to 7 years fundraising experience with demonstrated success
in securing major gifts; Experience in event planning and execution; Experience with moves management
is a plus, as is track record of building donor relationships; Familiarity with Salesforce database and
Wealth Engine to optimize fundraising outcomes; and Ability to travel. Salary and Benefits: This
opportunity is an at-will position, where the Major Gifts Officer will be an employee of Alaska
Conservation Foundation, and subject to ACF‟s personnel policies, benefits, and its hiring and
termination decisions. The position will report to the Director of Philanthropy. ACF‟s salary and benefits
are highly competitive within the nonprofit field. We offer substantial retirement benefits, including
403(b) and SEP/IRA retirement, health and dental coverage. ACF is committed to sustainability, both in
making business decisions, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. To Apply: Please provide an
Employment application, cover letter outlining your interest and experience, plus a resume. Applicants
selected to receive an interview will be asked to submit three references. Submissions must be emailed
to acfjobs@alaskaconservation.org with „Major Gifts Officer‟ typed the subject heading. We will confirm
receipt of your submission by email. Hire Date: Position open until filled.

YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS MEMBER - SUMMER JOBS FOR STUDENTS..Check out
summer jobs and internships with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in Alaska. There are positions of all
kinds – both in the field and in the office. Email us about Student Internship
http://alaska.fws.gov/aba/dcr/students.htm or Youth Conservation Corps opportunities at
http://alaska.fws.gov/aba/dcr/students.htm with questions or to express your interest. Learn more about
job programs for students at http://alaska.fws.gov/working.htm and check out current openings for
students at http://youthgo.gov/.

MARINE BIOLOGIST for the WORLD WILDLIFE FUND (WWF for its Arctic Field Program to
develop links between communities, scientists, and WWF teams on both sides of the US-Canada
maritime boundary in the Beaufort Sea. The Marine Biologist will provide scientifically rigorous,
dynamic leadership for a trans-boundary approach to spatial planning in the Beaufort Sea region; conduct
community outreach and engage Arctic communities in assessing and understanding marine threats in the
Beaufort and Chukchi Seas; evaluate impacts of oil & gas exploration and other human impacts on trans-
boundary wildlife populations; support WWF advocacy efforts for comprehensive and effective
legislative and regulatory reform related to offshore oil and gas exploration and resource development
within the U.S. government. The Marine Biologist will assess current information and research on Arctic
species, climate change impacts, and related issues, to inform and support policy and communications
efforts of the WWF Arctic team. An advanced degree (PhD preferred) or equivalent work experience in
marine biology, natural resources management, or spatial planning/marine studies is required. A
minimum of 6 years extensive experience working with Alaska marine ecosystems and cultures is also
required. The ideal candidate will have proven experience managing interdisciplinary projects, have
effective communication skills and experience working in spatial planning and the Oil &Gas industry.
This position is based in Anchorage, Alaska. To submit cover letter and resume please visit
http://www.worldwildlife.org/careers and indicate job # 11097.

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