Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions

AKSAF Workforce Development Committee

The Alaska SAF Workforce Development Committee will gather information on the current status of forestry and forestry-related jobs in Alaska. Our primary focus, to answer the following:

  • What is the demand for professional and vocational workers in Alaska?
  • What are the education and skills needed for those jobs?

The Committee also hopes to address the following questions:

  • What organizations and/or institutions are providing forestry or forestry-related education and training in Alaska?
  • Are these programs meeting the education and skills needed by Alaska employers?
  • Who are potential forest workers in Alaska and what are some of the obstacles they face in obtaining a forestry or forestry-related job?

The Committee hopes to share their findings during the 2019 Alaska SAF Conference next April.

October Meeting Agenda & Minutes