Lomakatsi Accomplishments 2014
7th Annual Streamside Forest Recovery Week
November 10-14, 2015
Over 350 students and dozens of community volunteers planted and mulched hundreds of native trees and shrubs along Bear Creek and its critical tributaries in Ashland and Medford. As part of Lomakatsi’s Restoration Ecology Education Program, this event engages students in Lomakatsi’s active riparian restoration projects, providing hands-on experience in reestablishing and restoring streamside forests to improve salmon habitat and water quality. For PHOTOS, click here.
Pit River Tribal Workforce Restores Riparian Habitat
10/16/2014. Through an established partnership with the Pit River Tribe and California Trout, Lomakatsi is employing 8 Pit River Tribal members during a 9-week ecosystem restoration workforce training intensive as part of the Hat Creek Riparian Restoration, Cultural Protection, and Recreation Improvement Project. Last week Lomakatsi staff launched the program near Burney, California. During the program, crew members will gain hands- on experience in ecosystem management as they conduct riparian re-vegetation, oak habitat restoration, erosion control, noxious weed abatement, trail maintenance and monitoring. For further information visit California Trout’s Hat Creek Restoration Project Home Page. For 10 photos, see our Facebook album
In the News — Lomakatsi’s Klamath Tribal Youth Training & Employment Program: “Outdoor classroom: Hands-on training, tribal history included in restoration project”July 26, 2014, by Nora Avery-Page, Herald and News, Klamath Falls, Oregon. For article with photo, click here. For more info and Lomakatsi photos, click here.
Ashland Watershed Youth Training and Employment Program — July 14th through August 7th, 2014 Lomakatsi Restoration Project invites juniors and seniors from Medford, Phoenix and Ashland High Schools to gain summer employment, hands-on workforce training, and educational experiences in ecosystem management! Participation in this program will provide valuable workforce experience through the exploration of career paths in natural resources, restoration, science and ecology. For a flier, click here. For more info, click here. For photos from last year, click here.
Oak Habitat Restoration Update, 2/6/14
Lomakatsi forestry technicians and workforce crews have been hard at work this week, from prescribed underburning and on-the-ground project planning in Siskiyou County, California to ecological thinning in Douglas County, Oregon.
For more info and photos, click here.
Active Projects Report 2013/2014
Please click here for a report and spreadsheet describing Lomakatsi’s 37 active projects taking place across nine counties: Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake and Lane in Oregon; Shasta, Siskiyou and Del Norte in California.