3 youth and their supervisor teamed up with the USFS to pull invasive plants and maintain our natural lands.
The youth joined archaeologists over on Kupreanof to visit old grave sites and learn how to probe the ground for sediments.
3 youth and their supervisor worked with IGAP Director Brandon Thynes on compost and testing water samples for Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning.
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.