This linked letter sets out strategic priorities to guide the Alaska Region - Forest Service over the coming years. In allocating budgets, filling vacancies, and making hard choices, I have asked the Regional Leadership Team to prioritize active management and customer service, in partnership with the State, Tribes, local communities, and volunteers.
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: