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  • Lomakatsi Restoration ProjectLomakatsi Restoration Project | Creating Green Jobs Restoring Forests and Watersheds in southern Oregon & northern California
    grassroots organization that develops and implements forest and watershed restoration projects in Oregon and northern California Since 1995 Lomakatsi has a proven record of success implementing restoration projects across thousands of acres of forests and miles of streams In cooperation with a broad range of partners including federal and state land management agencies The Nature Conservancy land trusts private landowners watershed councils city and county governments and Native American tribes our work has set precedents on nationally recognized projects Lomakatsi provides expertise and capacity in project development planning management fine scale ecological treatment design monitoring and implementation for ecosystem restoration projects We integrate restoration practice with science delivery education and workforce training Lomakatsi coordinates closely with multiple funding partners and manages a diverse workforce in complex social settings supported by critical community outreach Download our brochure here For more information on our most recent work we encourage you to visit our Facebook page Click here for recent posts Become a Member Get Involved Events Volunteer Internships Employment Opportunities Contact Us 541 488 0208 info lomakatsi org PO Box 3084 Ashland OR 97520 NEWS and EVENTS Update Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project Prescribed Fire in the Watershed Helicopter Logging Trail Closures Super Cool Member Event Exclusive First Hand Look at the K Max Helicopter On Saturday Feburary 6th from 11 30 AM 3 30 PM members will take a look at the K Max helicopter being used to perform forest restoration in the Ashland Watershed Click here for more information Exciting New Partnership For Landscape Scale Restoration The U S Forest Service Pit River Tribe and Lomakatsi Restoration Project have signed one of the largest stewardship agreements in U S history between the agency and a Native American Tribe Encompassing a one hundred mile square of ancestral tribal homelands within the

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  • Mission and Goals - Lomakatsi Restoration ProjectLomakatsi Restoration Project
    Videos Ecological Info Restoration Fire Traditional Ecological Knowledge Links Partners Allies SOU Native American Ecological Education Symposium 2014 Traditional Ecological Knowledge links Search for Mission and Goals Mission Restore ecosystems and the sustainability of communities cultures and economies Goals o Develop and implement proactive community based ecological restoration projects o Provide vocational on the job training and employment in ecological restoration o Educate students and the community about ecological restoration

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  • Accomplishments - Lomakatsi Restoration ProjectLomakatsi Restoration Project
    communities Often the young crews have an opportunity to work together on their tribal lands and in the Ashland Watershed and streamside recovery projects For many of the students the program is life changing Workforce Training Enhancing Livelihoods Since 1999 we have trained hundreds of workers in rural forest based communities in ecological forestry fire ecology soils wildlife habitat plant associations and watershed function thus enabling them to carry out detailed ecological prescriptions and recognize unique situations in our diverse and complex ecosystems 20 Years of Working in Communities and Ecosystems Lomakatsi has Implemented restoration prescriptions on over 35 000 acres of private and public lands Worked with hundreds of private property owners to restore their forests Treated over 2 000 acres with prescribed fire Restored over 13 miles of fish bearing streams and riparian forests Planted over 300 000 native trees and shrubs Planted hundreds of acres of native grasses Implemented invasive plant species removal on hundreds acres Engaged hundreds of classes and thousands of students planting trees maintaining trails plant nursery maintenance plant and wildlife education ecosystem education and nature tours Infused over 25 million into communities and ecosystems Delivered over 6 5 million board feet of logs to local mills Delivered 150 000 tons of value added wood products for post and poles firewood and biomass for energy generation Trained over one hundred skilled sawyers to implement ecological restoration prescriptions Trained dozens of ecological restoration forestry technicians Trained and mentored over a hundred of young adults in the technical aspects of restoration ecology Conducted vegetation and wildlife monitoring Established six community plant nurseries for ecological restoration Employed hundreds of seasonal and full time ecological restoration workers and technicians Worked in Jackson Josephine Klamath Douglas Lane Yamhill Lake Siskiyou Trinity Shasta Lassen Modoc Del Norte and Humboldt counties 20 Years of Partnerships Community Agency and Tribal Partners Ashland Food Cooperative Ashland Fire and Rescue Ashland Parks and Recreation Ashland School District Bear Creek Watershed Council California Deprtment of Fish Game California Fire and Forestry California Trout City of Ashland City of Eugene City of Klamath Falls City of Medford Colestin Rural Fire District Community Works Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Douglas County Parks and Recreation Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District Fire Learning Network Forestry Action Committee Hayfork Watershed Research and Training Center Indigenous Peoples Restoration Network Jackson County Fuels Committee Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District Jackson WellSprings Karuk Tribe Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust Klamath Bird Observatory Klamath Lake Land Trust Klamath Parks and Recreation Klamath Tribes Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center Lithia Boys Mid Klamath Watershed Council Northern California Prescribed Fire Council Northern California Resource Center Northwest Forest Worker Center Northwest Youth Corp Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife Oregon Dept of Forestry Oregon State University Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Pacific Power Blue Sky Habitat Fund Pit River Tribe REI Rogue Basin Partnership Rogue Valley Audubon Science

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  • Program and Administration Staff - Lomakatsi Restoration ProjectLomakatsi Restoration Project
    Design and Implementation Division Supervisor Having been with Lomakatsi since 1999 as the Project Design and Implementation Division Supervisor Josh uses his extensive experience in ecological and technical forestry botany restoration silviculture GIS mapping fuels reduction and logging systems layout to design and implement ecological restoration prescriptions Continue Reading Lyndia Hammer Restoration Ecologist Lyndia Hammer began working for Lomakatsi in the spring of 2013 serving as the organization s Restoration Ecologist Lyndia works closely with Lomakatsi s technical staff helping to integrate the best available science into restoration project design practice and implementation Continue Reading Niki Del Pizzo Education Director Niki manages Lomakatsi s Restoration Ecology Education Program that includes streamside adopted site shade house nursery management community engagement and restoration ecology curriculum development Continue Reading Alicia Fitzgerald Outreach and Communications Manager As Program Associate Alicia is an integral member of Lomakatsi s Community Outreach and Education Program managing outreach and communication through media social networks and community engagement She assists in coordinating Lomakatsi s various community volunteer and education opportunities and performs hands on environmental education instruction Continue Reading Lori Larson Bookkeeper As Lomakatsi s Bookkeeper Lori works closely with the Chief Financial Officer and administrative staff providing assistance in the financial aspects of the organization Continue Reading Restoration Project Implementation Management Staff John Cymore Workforce Operations Manager John serves as Lomakatsi s Workforce Operations Manager overseeing Restoration Crew Managers workforce personnel and subcontractor activities Continue Reading Braullio Cortes Lead Restoration Crew Manager As the Lead Restoration Crew Manager Braullio oversees all on the ground workforce personnel operations Using his Spanish English bi lingual skills to direct operations he serves as Lomakatsi s cross cultural workforce liaison engaging Latino Native American and Euro American workers Continue Reading Joe Ochoa Tribal Restoration Crew Manager Joe directs Klamath Tribal crew members

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  • Ecological Approach and Principles - Lomakatsi Restoration ProjectLomakatsi Restoration Project
    also written by Marko Bey of Lomakatsi To see this document go to http www forevergreenforestry com documents BckCWildlandFuelReduction doc Comments are closed Become a Member Get Involved Events Volunteer Internships Employment Opportunities Contact Us 541 488 0208 info lomakatsi org PO Box 3084 Ashland OR 97520 Working with Nature Lomakatsi s Forest Restoration Philosophy ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES Nature does the real restoration work We are just trying to learn how to do things that help without causing additional problems Here s what we ve learned so far Remember the Forest Retain old and large trees the most fire resistant component of the forest Consider broader landscape level conditions when planning site specific restoration activities Plan restoration thinning treatments over time follow up the initial treatment in intervals over a several year period allowing the forest to adjust to the alteration of the vegetation Design and implement treatments for site specific conditions Adjust ecological thinning prescriptions and treatments to accommodate various ecotypes and forest stands Maintain uneven aged forest stands and representatives of all age classes to retain a diverse multi layered forest structure Maintain shaded areas and overstory canopy cover in mixed conifer forests Adjust for differences in regional biodiversity as in pine oak savanna Retain a diversity of tree and plant species As a goal when revegetating a site plant only native species Include indigenous land use methods and traditional ecological knowledge as an historic guide and reference in ecosystem restoration Remember the Fire Carefully plan and implement prescribed burning treatments to provide the ecologically beneficial effects of fire and to maintain reduced fuel loads whenever possible Assure proper permitting procedures are followed and always plan for the safety of human communities Following prescribed fire reseed selected areas with native grasses to enhance site conditions Remember the wildlife Leave

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  • Workers - Lomakatsi Restoration ProjectLomakatsi Restoration Project
    and training programs for expanding and upgrading their skills All of Lomakatsi s staff crew management and crew members are certified and current with various state and federal certifications to implement prescribed fire applications Lomakatsi consistently employs an in house local restoration crew of 30 members from Jackson and Josephine Counties The Lomakatsi workforce is multicultural consisting of Native American Latino and Euro American crew members Although our crew members come from a diversity of cultures they join together forming a very specific and unique restoration worker culture Lomakatsi crew members are family people In addition to our own crews we employ forestry contractors and timber operators from the different communities where we are implementing restoration projects The other contractors we hire comprise an additional workforce of up to 100 crew members during different periods of the year During our busy season Lomakatsi is responsible for providing employment for up to 150 personnel performing forest and watershed restoration work Comments are closed Become a Member Get Involved Events Volunteer Internships Employment Opportunities Contact Us 541 488 0208 info lomakatsi org PO Box 3084 Ashland OR 97520 Lomakatsi Workforce Philosophy Lomakatsi was founded by forest workers Lomakatsi has been built from the ground up by the hands of workers The ecological restoration workforce is the backbone and foundation of Lomakatsi The task of implementing forest and watershed restoration is a daunting one and requires strong hands that directly work to heal the land Restoration workers use their bodies and minds to plant the trees along the streams and clearcuts pull the invasive weeds thin the dense fire suppressed forests stabilize the slopes seed the native grasses back to the woodlands stack the sticks to reduce fire hazards and carry the drip torches across the steep slopes in an effort to carefully

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  • Board - Lomakatsi Restoration ProjectLomakatsi Restoration Project
    Ashland Forest Resilency Project Active Projects Active Projects 2012 2013 News News and Events Media Videos Ecological Info Restoration Fire Traditional Ecological Knowledge Links Partners Allies SOU Native American Ecological Education Symposium 2014 Traditional Ecological Knowledge links Search for Board President Crystal McMahon read more Vice President Will Sears read more Treasurer Robert Brothers read more Secretary Carl Wilmsen read more Board Member Stan Petrowski read more Comments are closed

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  • Funding - Lomakatsi Restoration ProjectLomakatsi Restoration Project
    projects are currently well supported The majority of Lomakatsi s funding comes through various federal and state agency programs designed to accomplish forest and watershed restoration and habitat improvements Funding is distributed to Lomakatsi to accomplish restoration work and operate our programs under the framework of long term partnership agreements with federal and state natural resource management agencies These mechanisms include cost share arrangements where Lomakatsi provides matching funds Lomakatsi and agency partners enter into the framework of long term stewardship agreements participating agreements cooperative agreements and Memorandums of Understanding which outline a specific scope of work deliverables and how the shared financial resources will be used Public Education Funding In addition to federal and state sources used for accomplishing forest and watershed restoration projects smaller portions of our funding are provided by private foundations membership donations and private donors These are used to support organizational capacity for restoration projects and program development The Full Circle Schools Restoration Ecology Program and the Community Outreach Education Program are not eligible for the kind of federal and state agency programs mentioned above These programs are essential for fulfilling our mission as an educational group but they must be funded completely from private

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