North Kruzof: Future Possibilities On January 16th, 2013, at Centennial Hall, the Sitka public will have a great opportunity to have a hands-on roll in deciding the future management activities that will occur on Kruzof Island. This is a unique opportunity for public input to be...Read More
The Sitka Collaborative Stewardship Group (SCSG) supports community-based forest stewardship in the Sitka Ranger District through ongoing collaboration with the community and Forest Service around public lands management. We promote initiatives that address community, economic...Read More
The Peril Project addresses multiple resource opportunities in a 69,000-acre landscape on the southern tip of Chichagof Island. This area, commonly known as the False Island/Peril Strait landscape, is approximately 45 miles northeast of Sitka, and home to excellent hunting,...Read More
The Watershed Stewards program teaches the next generation of Sitkans how watersheds work, and how they affect our community. In 2011, the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Conservation Society, U.S. Forest Service and University of Montana worked with sixteen students from...Read More
The Sitkoh River Restoration is a multi-year project that aims to reverse the effects of 1970’s-era timber harvest and road-building practices in the Sitkoh Watershed. Since 2007, community forums in Sitka have prioritized restoration of this area to improve spawning and...Read More
The Ocean Boulevard Wildlife Improvement Project, a young growth thinning and forest restoration initiative, was the first U.S. Forest Service project to involve the Sitka Collaborative Stewardship Group (SCSG). During project planning, the SCSG worked to integrate elements of...Read More
We support initiatives that address community, economic and environmental needs, by identifying landscapes and issues that are important to the community and convening collaborative discussion and action around them.
The SCSG is an open organization that relies on diverse community input and involvement. We invite all members of the community to get involved – help us develop and guide the initiatives you care about the most!
The SCUA is important to our community for jobs, recreation, subsistence, renewable energy, economic development, clean air, clean water, cultural and traditional uses, and our overall quality of life.
By advocating for better stewardship of the lands within the SCUA, we can ensure that the social, natural, and economic benefits of the SCUA’s abundance are preserved for future generations.
Through stewardship projects, the Sitka Collaborative Stewardship Group initiates broader communication around the interests of the community, the state of the forest, and how management can better respond to the needs of both.
Public input is critical, so contact us to see how you can get involved!
We start by identifying landscapes and issues that are important to the community and the Tongass, and convene collaborative discussion and action around them.
The initiatives outlined below encompass local collaborative projects that the SCSG supports or is directly involved in. This list highlights the range of work happening in the Sitka Ranger District, and the successful outcomes that can result from collaborating to improve the sustainability of our community and the environment we depend on.