Capacity Building of Rural Alaskans in Fisheries/Environmental Monitoring and Research
6 December 2004, 10 am–5 pm
Commons Bldg., Room 106
University of Alaska Anchorage
Coffee and registration
Introduction to Workshop
Paula Cullenberg, Marine Advisory Program
Introduction of Attendees
Building Rural Capacity in Fisheries/Environmental Monitoring and Research: Examples from the Northwest and Canada
- Silas Whitman, Nez Perce tribe, Idaho
- Darren Hebert, Malaspina College, Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology training, Nanaimo, British Columbia
Building Capacity in Alaska: Some Examples (Panel 1)
- Biotechnician training program, Mary McBurney, National Park Service
- Partners for Fisheries Monitoring program, Polly Wheeler, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Subsistence Management
- Water quality monitor training in rural Alaska, Karen Stickman, Native American Fish and Wildlife Society
Lunch break (cafeteria on site)
More Examples (Panel 2)
- Fish technician training, Joe Sullivan, Yukon River Drainage Fishermen’s Association
- Tribal Technician Training Program in Marine and Fisheries Science, Travis Vlasoff, Chugach Regional Resource Commission,
- Marine mammal sampling, Dolly Garza, University of Alaska Marine Advisory Program
The Role of College/University Training in Building Capacity
- Fisheries Technology Certificate and A.A. program, Karen Polley, University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan campus
- Land and Renewable Resource Management A.A., University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Rural Alaska
- Fisheries undergraduate and graduate training at UAF, Bill Smoker, School of Fisheries and Ocean Science
- Others, and discussion
Breakout Groups—recommendations and action items related to
- What are the needs in the state?
- Where should capacity-building training lead?
- What resources are available? What and how can they be shared?
- What is the role of the university or other colleges? What training is most critically needed?
- Potential for a Rural Capacity Building Task Force.
- First steps and the future.
Moving On—Steps Forward