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Alaska Community Forest Council seeks new members

Posted: April 12, 2013 - 12:00am

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Community Forest Council is seeking to fill seven council seats in 2013.

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 many economic, environmental and social benefits that they provide.

Seats are open in the following categories: Seat B - Forester, Seat C - Municipal Planner, Seat E - Horticulture, Seat J - Cooperative Extension Agent, Seats L, M and N - Members at Large.

Council members are 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 Division of Forestry’s Community Forestry Program are available on the web at: http://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 Wednesday, May 1. New appointees will be notified in late May and the terms begin on July 1.

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