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  • Education and Training - Lomakatsi Restoration ProjectLomakatsi Restoration Project
    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 Education and Training Lomakatsi has four programs dealing with education and training For information about each click on the following links or select the tabs of the same name under this menu Restoration Ecology Education Community Outreach Education Youth

    Original URL path: http://lomakatsi.org/education-and-training/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Restoration Ecology Education - Lomakatsi Restoration ProjectLomakatsi Restoration Project
    resource agency specialists Through long term adoption sites are located from upland forested slopes at the top of the watershed to fish bearing streams along the valley bottom giving students the opportunity to interact with a wide range of local ecosystems Complementary in classroom presentations and activities provide students with a deeper look into the study of ecosystems and actions being taken to restore them PROGRAM COMPONENTS 1 In Class Presentations Interactive activities coupled with guest presentations increase student awareness in the classroom while supporting field activities 2 Site Adoption Through long term site adoption participants take part in the restoration process from start to finish By actively engaging program participants in the ongoing ecological restoration process through place based service learning a long lasting dedication towards caring for the natural world is established For more info on our five adopted sites click here 3 Restoration Planning and Monitoring Students are engaged in the science behind restoration ecology by taking part in restoration project planning and monitoring 4 Hands on Ecological Restoration Aquatic Restoration While participating in restoration projects along local creeks students learn about stream ecology watershed function and the importance of healthy riparian areas Through hands on experience students work to enhance fish and wildlife habitat protect water quality and improve overall streamside health Forest Restoration Working in a diversity of forest habitats and plant communities participants explore a wide range of on the ground restoration forestry activities Restoration strategies aim to protect older forests reduce the risk of extreme wildfire diminish the spread of invasive species and improve the health of native ecosystems 6 Native Shade House Plant Nurseries Lomakatsi manages four different community based nurseries Over 10 000 native trees and shrubs encompassing 25 different species are grown annually for use in local ecological restoration projects

    Original URL path: http://lomakatsi.org/full-circle-schools-restoration-ecology/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Community Outreach & Education - Lomakatsi Restoration ProjectLomakatsi Restoration Project
    a relatively new evolving field of work One of Lomakatsi s founding principles entails providing educational opportunities for the communities we serve with the goal of building and strengthening the field of ecological restoration Through orchestrating forums presentations workshops field tours conferences newspaper television and radio interviews managing an educational website hosting social network marketing campaigns participation at community events and development of educational outreach materials Lomakatsi s Community Outreach and Education Program provides participants of all ages with opportunities to learn about and gain hands on experience in the field of restoration ecology Topics Explored Include Ecological restoration Restoration forestry Forest thinning and fire ecology Traditional Ecological Knowledge Ecological woodlot stewardship Restoration by product utilization Watershed function and health Aquatic restoration Wildlife habitat protection Backyard stewardship Collaboration Sample Program Offerings White Oak Workshop Leading indigenous cultural practitioners restoration ecologists scientists and permaculture designers provided workshop participants with valuable information about traditional ecological practices local ecology and current restoration forestry principles Guided through practical hands on experience Lomakatsi and our partners showed how the forest woodlands and fields can be used to help restore and enhance forest and woodland resiliency species diversity and site productivity This workshop also explored Native American ecological techniques for cultivating viable plant communities for use as food basketry and weaving materials Public Field Tours Lomakatsi and our partners have conducted hundreds of public tours to active ecological restoration sites We believe our communities develop an understanding of the importance of ecological restoration through seeing and participating in hands on experience Public field tours take place in all of our active large landscape projects including the Ashland OR watershed the Illinois Basin the Colestin Valley and the Klamath River Basin Agency and Partner Organization Workshops and Tours Over the years Lomakatsi has hosted numerous workshops and

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  • Youth Training & Employment - Lomakatsi Restoration ProjectLomakatsi Restoration Project
    Youth Ecological Stewardship Training and Employment Program provides youth interns with paid vocational training for up to three months Upon completion participants are empowered to obtain further productive sustainable employment with Lomakatsi or other contractors and are inspired to pursue careers in natural resource management through further academic study Providing Workforce Training Forest stream and wetland restoration Ecological forestry and by product utilization Native grass seeding and vegetation planting Wildlife habitat improvement Noxious weed removal Fish passage and habitat enhancement Fish counting Forest thinning for habitat health and fuels reduction Scientific monitoring Technical forestry skills GPS mapping Traditional Ecological Knowledge Trail management Current Youth Initiatives Ashland Watershed Youth Training and Employment Program This four week summer intensive education workforce training and employment program is designed for juniors and seniors from Ashland Phoenix and Medford High Schools Through the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project utilizing the Ashland Watershed as an outdoor classroom participants gain hands on experience in all aspects of watershed health and stewardship For more info click here For media coverage click here Klamath Basin Tribal Youth Employment and Education Initiative Lomakatsi is a partner in a larger initiative involving nine federal agencies and six federally recognized Tribes along the Klamath River Basin focused on empowering Native communities by providing Tribal youth with employment and education opportunities in ecological restoration and natural resource related projects Klamath Tribal Youth Training and Employment Program Through a partnership between Lomakatsi Restoration Project and The Klamath Tribe s Education and Employment and Natural Resources Departments this program provides tribal youth with hands on training and exploration of career paths in natural resources providing them with a variety of skills in forest and watershed restoration For a story and photos from our Summer 2014 program click here For a newspaper story click here Jefferson

    Original URL path: http://lomakatsi.org/youth-training-employment/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Ecological Workforce Training - Lomakatsi Restoration ProjectLomakatsi Restoration Project
    carry out detailed ecological prescriptions and recognize unique situations in our diverse and complex ecosystems This past year a total of over 150 workers timber operators and contractors were trained and employed in our projects For more info about workforce training for the Hope Mountain Stewardship Project click here Below Setting up a monitoring plot Lomakatsi s Aaron Nauth center gives instructions while Cece Headley right of the Alliance of Forest Workers Harvesters uses a compass to establish the bearing and ecological forester Ken Baldwin left looks on during the Community Based Alliance for Training Sustainable Stewardship Program CATSS Training Series 2 sponsored by the Alliance of Forest Workers Harvesters and Lomakatsi Restoration Project May 30th thru June 3rd 2006 Tiller Oregon Umpqua National Forest 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 Ecological Forestry Project Design Workshop with the Klamath Tribal Restoration Crew October 2012 Click here for more photos A recent ecological forestry project design workshop was hosted by the Klamath Tribes and Lomakatsi to train Klamath Tribal restoration crew members and Lomakatsi staff as part of the Black Hills Stewardship Agreement Partners include Lomakatsi the Klamath Tribes The Nature Conservancy and the U S Forest Service The first project under the agreement is designed to restore ponderosa pine habitat and structural diversity through thinning and prescribed fire on just under 10 000 acres on the Fremont Winema National Forest which is formerly the Klamath Tribes reservation forestland Tribal members are being trained in the ecological forestry principles of forest ecologists Dr Norm Johnson and Dr Jerry Franklin who wrote the Klamath Tribes Reservation Forest Restoration Plan Previous Workshop May 2012 A crew from The Klamath Tribes the Klamath

    Original URL path: http://lomakatsi.org/ecological-workforce-training/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Ashland Forest Resilency Project - Lomakatsi Restoration ProjectLomakatsi Restoration Project
    but some smoke is inevitable We apologize for any smoky days and will keep trying to minimize smoke impacts to town The best of its kind This innovative solution to a complex problem is a model for forest restoration The ongoing success on the ground results from tremendous collaboration in active restoration public engagement and co investment by the city state and federal agencies Recognition With ongoing successes the project attracted federal awards of 8 3 million toward completion on federal lands and 1 million for strategic treatments on critical private lands to reduce the risk of catastrophic damage to the watershed and forests upon which Ashland and the surrounding community relies These projects have generated 1 5 million in receipts that have been reinvested in the watershed Additionally the non federal partners have contributed 1 6 million into the project A Model of Collaboration Since 2010 the AFR partnership has reduced the threat of severe wildfires in a high value landscape through collaboration among a large and diverse group of governmental bodies environmental organizations citizens private businesses and community groups A commitment to achieving shared goals on a larger cohesive landscape reduces the risk from high severity wildfire secures drinking water and sustains forests that provide for wildlife and a high quality of life for residents Including key private lands is essential to success Community engagement youth workforce training Over 2 000 youth have participated in class presentations and field activities about watershed function ecology and forest stewardship In addition 40 local high school students participate each summer in hands on training designed to inspire interest in natural resource career paths Worker training is ingrained in the ongoing day to day operations elevating knowledge experience and leadership In the Ashland Watershed younger fir trees grow densely in the absence of naturally occurring wildfire Here a legacy pine tree is preserved as small encroaching fir trees are removed Click below for printable fact sheets and flyers Forest Service area closure AFR fact sheet Winter 2015 AFR helicopter thinning fact sheet Winter operations brochure Additional information and updates can be found on the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project website and Facebook page Previous AFR Activities and Accomplishments Logging to Thrive Click here for the Ashland Daily Tidings article on helicopter thinning on 1 6 2016 Ashland Watershed Youth Training and Employment Program Trail work in Ashland s Watershed 8 1 13 Click here for story and photos Lomakatsi Workforce Update During spring 2013 as part of the Ashland Forest Resiliency Project Lomakatsi employed approximately 15 forest workers 2 workforce trainers 2 forest technicians 2 project inspectors and a 5 person staff working part to full time on the AFR project A total of 50 workers were seasonally employed while receiving training and education in ecological forestry practices skill sets and approaches The workers on these forest crews perform demanding manual labor to implement complex ecological restoration prescriptions in difficult terrain weather and forest conditions With their boots on the ground and

    Original URL path: http://lomakatsi.org/ashland-forest-resilency-project/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Active Projects - Lomakatsi Restoration ProjectLomakatsi Restoration Project
    work to meet the need within the region We will increase our capacity over the next ten years from 5 million and 5 000 acres per year to 10 million and 12 000 acres per year These partnerships and initiatives will infuse nearly 70 million into local communities supporting hundreds of jobs and creating resilient ecosystems Lomakatsi will also work to share the model that we have built together with other regions across the country Existing Collaborative Ecosystem Restoration Agreements Federal Land Initiatives 10 year Master Stewardship Agreements Klamath Tribal Ecosystem Restoration Partnership working on the Klamath Reservation Forest Fremont Winema National Forest in partnership with the Klamath Tribes Lomakatsi The Nature Conservancy and US Forest Service Pit River Tribal Restoration Pit River Tribe Lomakatsi and the US Forest Service covering traditional tribal lands within three national forests Lassen National Forest Shasta Trinity National Forest and Modoc National Forest the largest MSA footprint in the country Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project partnership between the City of Ashland Lomakatsi The Nature Conservancy and US Forest Service Wild Rivers MSA partnership between US Forest Service and Lomakatsi Medford District Conservation Stewardship partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and Lomakatsi Private and All Lands Initiatives Ashland Forest All Lands Restoration Project reducing fire risk and protecting habitat in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service US Fish and Wildlife Service The Nature Conservancy City of Ashland Oregon Department of Forestry and Lomakatsi Klamath Rogue Oak Habitat Restoration Project working to restore oak habitats across biological hot spots in Jackson Klamath and Siskiyou Counties in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service US Fish and Wildlife Service Klamath Bird Observatory The Nature Conservancy Bureau of Land Management and Lomakatsi Table Rocks Oak Climate Adaptation Project implementing oak habitat restoration and climate resiliency treatments

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  • Active Projects 2012/2013 - Lomakatsi Restoration ProjectLomakatsi Restoration Project
    year and planned activities during the upcoming season extending into the spring and summer of the following year For a spreadsheet of this report click here In the fall 2012 Lomakatsi had approximately 55 over arching restoration projects in 8 counties Many of the projects are considered active for a duration between 2010 to 2016 There were 9 crews including subcontractors performing various treatments across the specific project sites Approximately 5 000 acres are planned for forest and aquatic restoration treatments Approximately 3 000 acres of treatments have been accomplished on active projects 10 federal state and private sources have partnered or contributed nearly 4 million in project funding Projects are listed in alphabetical order by Project or Program Name and are described by the following variables Counties Crews Location Ownership Acres Accomplished Acres Planned Work Activity Performance Period Funding Sources FY 2012 Funds Budgeted Notes 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 WORK ACTIVITIES CREWS with codes used in the report Work Activities AHR Aquatic Habitat Restoration CHP Chipping GBDM Ground Based Density Management HP Hand Piling HPB Hand

    Original URL path: http://lomakatsi.org/active-projects-12-2-12/ (2016-02-12)
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