Wrangell Timber and Stewardship

 

Wrangell small mill owner describing the characteristics of “music wood”.

Project Name: Wrangell Timber Products & Forest Stewardship Jobs Program

Community: Wrangell

Support Organization: SEACC

Support Organization Staff: Jeremy Maxand

Target Outcomes: Community Vision

Strategies: Engagement and Empowerment, Capacity Development, torytelling

P&P Funding: $20,000

Partners: City and Borough, Wrangell Resource Council, Jim Collier (mill owner), Mike Allen (mill owner), Chamber of Commerce, USFS, Wrangell Economic Development Committee, Wrangell Cooperative Association (Tribe), Jim Leslie (former logging operator), Allen Ollivent (music wood business), Allen Brackley

Other Funding: $24,000

Narrative Description: Project involves developing collaborative partnerships with land users, small mills, local government, tribal members, and the business community to identify landscapes appropriate for timber supply and using creative stewardship contracting tools to maximize local economic benefit from Wrangell area forest resources.