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Alaska Community Forest Council seeks new members

Posted: April 13, 2012 - 12:02am

The Alaska Community Forest Council is seeking to fill six council seats in 2012.

The council is a nonprofit organization that works to improve Alaskans’ quality of life by expanding and caring for urban and community forests. The council promotes the management of trees and forests within communities to maximize the economic, environmental and social benefits they provide.

Seats are open in the following categories: Seat D — Landscape Architect, Seat F — Construction / Right of Way, Seat H — Community Forestry/Beautification, Seat J — AK Cooperative Extension Service, Seats K and O — Members-at-large.

Council members asked to attend all-day meetings four times each year, usually in Anchorage. Members serve on working committees, handle the normal business responsibilities of a nonprofit, and support the care of trees and forests in the towns where they live. Members attend orientation before the first meeting and are provided educational opportunities and hands-on training. Council members are reimbursed for travel expenses if applicable.

Applications and information about the council and the Community Forestry Program are available on the web at: forestry.alaska.gov/community/council.htm from the Community Forestry Program office in Anchorage at 269-8466 or stephen.nickel@alaska.gov. Completed applications are due no later than Monday, April 30. New appointees will be notified in late May and the terms begin on July 1.

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