Since 1995, Lomakatsi has been creating jobs, developing workforce, and furthering contractor capacity for the emerging ecological restoration and stewardship forestry industry throughout southern Oregon and northern California.
The Lomakatsi crew is a ‘best value’ ecologically conscious workforce. Lomakatsi’s leading saw crews comprise a specialized technical thinning team that is accustomed to carrying out detailed ecological prescriptions. Crew managers are knowledgeable in the diversity and complexity of local fire-adapted ecosystems. Crews are regularly trained in fire ecology, soils, wildlife habitat, plant associations, and watershed function and health, along with all the necessary skills to perform on-the-ground work. All Lomakatsi crew management and crew staff are certified and current with various state and federal certifications to implement prescribed fire applications.
Lomakatsi consistently employs an ‘in-house’ multicultural restoration crew, 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. During our busy season, Lomakatsi is responsible for providing employment for up to 150 personnel.