Published March 2, 2023
Lomakatsi is excited to launch the second session of our Youth Ecological Forestry Training & Employment Program this week, funded by Oregon Conservation Corps (Oregon Youth Works). This cohort brings together 10 young adults (ages 18-26) from Jackson County who have dedicated the next 18 weeks to learning the ins-and-outs of forest restoration. Led by Lomakatsi’s restoration forestry professionals, they’ll earn nationally-recognized certifications and gain hands-on experience in ecological fuels mitigation, technical forestry, and prescribed fire through collaborative projects across the Rogue Valley. Project sites include the West Bear All-Lands Restoration Project (with Rogue Forest Partners), The Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project, and Table Rocks.