Hoonah Community Forest


USFS staff meet with Hoonah Indian Association Natural Resource Manager John Hillman to discuss the Kennel Creek Forest Restoration project.

Project Name: Hoonah Community Forest project

Community: Hoonah

Support Organization: SEACC

Support Organization Staff: Daven Hafey

Target Outcomes: All

Strategies: Engagement and Empowerment, Capacity Development, Ecological Restoration, Sustainable Economic Development, Storytelling

P&P Funding: $10,000

Partners: Hoonah Indian Association, USFS, City of Hoonah, SEAWEAD, Alaska Department of Labor

Other Funding: $235,000

Narrative Description: The Hoonah Community Forest project report was completed in 2009 through a collaboration between SEACC and SEAWEAD. This report included a summary of community and ecological values for the community of Hoonah as well as descriptions for opportunities to develop a sustainable forest stewardship economy that reflects customary and traditional practices of the local people. Ongoing work is currently focused on a RAC funded project to use forest restoration in the Kennel Creek watershed as a vehicle for ecosystem workforce development.