Natural resource management career paths

About the Program

The Natural Resource Management Career Paths Program is a grant that PIA received to employ Tribal Youth to learn about the different career paths available in the Natural Resource Management field in Petersburg. This is a 6 week paid program where 3 youth and their supervisor will job shadow and volunteer for various organizations in Petersburg for Natural Resource Management career exploration. A couple of examples of activities include but are not limited to: invasive plants with the Forest Service, Business/commercial fisheries with the Marine Advisory Program, local fisherman, PFI and Icicle Seafoods, fish waste compost, Clam Surveys and testing water samples for paralytic shellfish poisoning with the PIA IGAP Department, law enforcement with the Alaska State Troopers and NOAA, Archaeology, surveying and fish pass reconstruction with the USFS, and more. 


 

The Natural Resource Management Career Paths Program for summer 2019 has come to a close. We would like to extend a huge thank you to the following people and organizations:

Joni Johnson, Carin Christensen, Eric Castro, Jane Smith, Gina Esposito, George Bissett, Ken Thynes, Rob Smith, Eric Johnson, Joey Boggs, and the United States Forest Service.
Jeff Meucci, Jeff Rice, Erik Larson, Lito Skeek, Alisa Jestel, Joe Stratman, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
We would also like to thank Loren Thompson from the hatchery, Sunny Rice from the Alaska Marine Advisory Program, Brandon Thynes and Nick Romano from PIA, Christina Sargent from the Community Garden, Cody Litster from the Alaska State Troopers, Jarod Cook from NOAA, Leigh Engle and Danny Khor from the Sitka Tribe, Lori Roberts from Icicle Seafoods, and Dave Ohmer from Trident.


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PSP Sampling with igap

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additional opportunities

Invasive Plants - USFS

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Fish-Waste Compost - PIA IGAP

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Campsite Maintenance - USFS

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Canneries - PFI

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Law Enforcement - State Trooper

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Business Side of Fisheries

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Archaeology - USFS

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Surveying - USFS

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Stock Assessments - ADFG

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Law Enforcement - NOAA

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Fish and Game - The Kestrel

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Fishery Biology - USFS

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Invasive Plants - Japanese Knotweed

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The Hatchery

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The Community Garden

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