Kake Community Forest project


Kake mill owner Kevin Merry inspects a likely cull Yellow-cedar on a resource inventory field trip.

Project Name: Kake Community Forest Project

Community: Kake

Support Organization: SEACC

Support Organization Staff: Daven Hafey

Target Outcomes: Community Visions, Capacity Development, Adaptive Learning

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

P&P Funding: $20,000

Partners: OVK, US Forest Service, local contractors

Other Funding: $0

Narrative Description: The Kake Community Forest project report was completed in 2011 through a collaboration between SEACC, SEAWEAD and OVK. This report included a summary of community and ecological values for the community of Kake 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 that stems from the information included in this report is currently focused on developing capacity for stewardship contracting, development of a small timber and biomass business model and feasibility of non-timber forest products as a contributor to local economic development.

A key factor in the development of forest stewardship opportunities is the integration with local renewable energy project work as well as future efforts in business and marketing development.

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