KKCFP Crew Members
Fish for the Community
The Keex’ Kwaan Community Forest Partnership or KKCFP
COVID Adaptation for 2020
The COVID 19 pandemic has impacted all our lives and presented challenges to logistics, work, safety and health management. The KKCFP began meeting as a technical team and a steering committee in March to create a variety of plans for keeping our work going as much as possible while maintaining safety for the field crew and the community of Kake. We decided to hire a smaller crew than we had originally planned (only two field positions) and conducted training via the web. The field season started in early June and is scheduled to end at the end of October. The 2020 field season has been a success thus far, though we will have some work to catch up to our original schedule once the pandemic is under control. You can view the accomplishments dashboard below to see what the crew has managed to complete (or by clicking on this text box).
The KKCFP core partners are Sealaska, Kake Tribal, The Organized Village of Kake, The City of Kake, The Nature Conservancy, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Subsistence Division and the US Forest Service. Each party brings to the table a unique set of assets and resources that we are pulling together for increased collective impact. We are developing a Memorandum of Understanding that spells out the commitments, roles and responsibilities for each party.
The KKCFP operational structure is comprised of (1) Steering Committee – which provides overall program oversight and focuses on identifying community priority outcomes and the financial sustainability of the program; (2) Technical Team – which provides direction on natural resource inventory, assessment and planning; and (3) Field Crew – who are the eyes and ears of the work on the ground; and (4) Stewardship Council – who are Kake community members interested in the flow of benefits from resource management to the community over the long-term.
The KKCFP is building on the lessons learned in the HNFP and improving the utilization of LiDAR data in support of road, stream and vegetation management for social, ecological and economic sustainability. Thanks to the investments made through the HNFP, we are able to streamline data collection and field verification to reduce the costs of compiling the resource inventory and focus more of our efforts on habitat restoration and cultivating resources of cultural and economic values.
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KKCFP Project Area
The KKCFP project area is approximately 200,000 acres covering all complete watersheds within which Regional Native Corporation (Sealaska) and Village Corporation (Kake Tribal) lands exist on Kupreanof and Kuiu Islands. Use the map below to explore the most current data sets we have for the project area. Click on the << fly-out to gain access to the legend and the ability to turn map layers on and off. You can also click here to open the map in a new tab.