POW LAT Meeting Feb. 22, 2017 - P.O.W. Report

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

POW LAT Meeting Feb. 22, 2017

Editor's note: The online information states that this meeting is on the 23rd however the following was the most recent document received. Please contact Sharilyn at szell@lynden.com; or 907-826-2944 if you have questions or comments.  
Tourism and Recreation Industry Discussion

February 22, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Prince of Wales Vocational & Technical Education Center in Klawock
866-385-9623, 767 492 6950#

Meeting Objective: Through a facilitated discussion with representatives of the tourism and visitor industry who have an interest in the future of resource management on Prince of Wales Island, POW-LAT will receive input and information may be integrated in POW-LAT’s proposal to Forest Service for the POW-Landscape Level Analysis.

9:00 a.m. Introductions

9:15 a.m. POW-LAT Overview
- Overview of POW-LAT
- Objectives, desire meeting outcomes

9:15 a.m. Industry Overview
- Overview of company or organization
- Current operations and interest in POW tourism opportunities and infrastructure
- Outlook for future operations and opportunities on POW.

10:00 a.m. Project/Program Brainstorm
- Locations (if known) and types of infrastructure (trails, docks, facilities, etc), habitat projects, or programs that would benefit operations
- scenic and habitat values important to operations

10:45 a.m. Recap/Check-In
Meeting room is available through 12:00 p.m. for continued discussion

POW-LAT is community collective with the mission “to assist the USFS in the development of a landscape level assessment for Prince of Wales Island area by developing and providing recommendations to the Forest Service, that contribute to the well-being of the National Forest and to lasting economic and social resilience within the Landscape Assessment area.” https://www.powcac.org/other-projects/

USFS, POW Landscape Level Analysis: A formal NEPA process, the purpose of the Prince of Wales Landscape Level Analysis Project (POW LLA) is to improve forest ecosystem health on Craig and Thorne Bay Ranger Districts, help support community resilience, and to use an integrated approach in meeting multiple resource objectives in order to provide economic development. The proposed action will be developed through extensive public involvement to meet the purpose and needs for the project, with activities occurring over the course of 10 to 15 years. Input from the tribes and the public will help determine the location and types of activities, and how extensively they will occur across the landscape.

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