- Organization/Strategic Planning
- Land/Resource Management
- Public Involvement
JAN CAULFIELD CONSULTING . . .
is a Juneau, Alaska firm offering facilitation, mediation, strategic and management planning, and public involvement services. In her 30-year career, Jan Caulfield has specialized in working with natural resource and land planning and management issues in Alaska, and has established experience in the fields of education and health care.
Jan Caulfield Consulting’s services include:
- Facilitation & Mediation: serving as a skilled neutral facilitator; providing conflict resolution and confidential mediation services
- Organizational and strategic planning: guiding clients in creating plans to improve organizational effectiveness and achieve strategic goals
- Land and resource management planning: developing management plans – often involving contentious public policy issues – that are supported by good information, are responsive to public views, and satisfy agency regulations or other requirements
- Public involvement: designing and conducting public involvement programs tailored to the project and stakeholder and community needs by using effective media, tools, and technologies
Jan Caulfield is known for her ability to:
- Help agencies, organizations, stakeholders, and communities reach agreements that allow them to move forward – in long-term processes to resolve contentious complex issues, as well as in mediation of specific intense disputes;
- Help organizations and agencies strategically tackle organizational issues or create an effective plan of action to achieve important goals;
- Clearly communicate complex and technical concepts to policy makers and the public;
- Complete projects to the full satisfaction of clients, on time and within budget; and,
- Tailor processes and techniques to the needs of each client and readily adapt to budget, schedule, and other considerations.
Facilitation & Mediation
Jan Caulfield Consulting has a proven history of providing skilled, neutral facilitation and conflict resolution services – helping clients communicate clearly, resolve issues, and reach their desired objectives. Jan has substantial experience facilitating collaborative processes involving multiple agencies, organizations, and stakeholders – helping groups craft mutually beneficial solutions to conflicts. She works comfortably with scientific and technical information and in policy and regulatory arenas, yet is also recognized for her ability to ensure that all meeting participants understand complex topics and are fully engaged in discussions.
Facilitation services include:
- Assessments: Review background information, conduct stakeholder interviews, and recommend processes and products.
- Process Design: Work with clients to design a collaborative process for achieving objectives or products.
- Common Information Base: Engage technical experts, scientists, or other professionals to establish a common set of information and data to inform discussion.
- Meeting Planning: Develop meeting objectives, agenda, process and techniques. Coordinate logistics or support client in addressing these important details.
- Facilitation and Reporting: Skillfully facilitate meeting sessions and guide participants in achieving their goals, while adjusting as necessary to ensure success. Prepare concise, clear and thorough meeting reports – with client and participant review of drafts.
- Mediation: Design and conduct confidential mediation sessions to sensitively and skillfully guide parties as they work together to resolve conflicts.
Project examples include facilitation of:
- Unit 23 Working Group (2008-present) – interagency/stakeholder group working collaboratively to find solutions to conflicts between local and non-local hunters that occur during big game hunting season each fall in Northwest Alaska.
- Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund (2003-present) – interagency regional and statewide panels advising the Alaska Department of Fish & Game on priorities for the Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund, which provides funding for Pacific Salmon habitat conservation, stock assessment and salmon management.
- US Forest Service Regional Leadership Team (2003-present) – three week-long meetings each year of the USFS Alaska Region, Regional Leadership Team.
- Alaska SeaLife Center (2010) – interagency/stakeholder workshop on marine invasive species in Alaska, resulting in action plan to address key issues.
- Kenai Brown Bear Coordinating Committee (2009-10) – interagency/stakeholder meetings to plan public outreach actions to reduce the attraction of brown bears to the human environment on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.
- Alaska Climate Change Strategy (2008-09) – agency, university and stakeholder committee developing recommendations to the State of Alaska Governor’s Office regarding adaptation to the effects of climate change on Alaska’s biotic natural systems (fish, wildlife, natural vegetation).
- US Forest Service, Tongass National Forest Wildlife Conservation Strategy (2006) – scientific workshop to update the Tongass Land Management Plan’s wildlife conservation strategy to incorporate post-1997 scientific research findings.
- Unit 2 Collaborative Deer Planning (2004-06) – interagency/stakeholder group working collaboratively to address contentious subsistence deer management issues in southern Southeast Alaska.
- Confidential mediation services to address specific conflicts in workplaces and schools.
Organizational & Strategic Planning
Jan Caulfield Consulting assists clients in developing or updating strategic plans to create and achieve their organization’s vision or address management issues. Strategic plans list clear goals and objectives, identify effective strategies, provide communication plans, and include a realistic implementation plan and schedule. Jan is experienced in helping groups consider and address organization and program effectiveness, adapt to changes in budgets or other key foundations of the organization, and address needed improvements in decision-making and communication.
Project examples include:
- Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation (2009-10) – Division leadership meetings to evaluate organizational issues and options for reorganization.
- Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (2007) – strategic plan to reorganize behavioral health services, staffing and programs.
- Juneau School District, Teen Health Center (2007-08) – strategic plan to establish a second high school-based teen health center, including staffing, services, budget and other resources.
- Juneau School District, Community Charter School (2010) – Board retreat and strategic planning for 2010-2011 school year.
- Non-profit organization board retreats and strategic planning for health, education, public communication, arts, and environmental education organizations.
Land & Resource Management Planning
Jan Caulfield Consulting works with agencies, communities, public stakeholders and the private sector in developing effective land and resource management plans. Jan is an experienced land and resource management planner and is recognized for involving the public, decision-makers, and other stakeholders in effective collaborative planning processes. She has experience preparing environmental documents required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and in working with local, State, and Federal agencies to attain required permits.
Project examples include:
- US Forest Service (2009-10) – agency/stakeholder collaborative process to develop recreation and guided use management plan for Ketchikan Misty Fiords National Monument in the Tongass National Forest.
- Alaska State Parks (2009) – development of management plan for the Channel Islands State Marine Park in Juneau, Alaska.
- US Forest Service (2006-07) – develop strategy to transition young growth timber harvest on the Craig and Thorne Bay Ranger Districts, Prince of Wales Island.
Jan Caulfield Consulting provides expert public involvement services that fully inform the public about projects and their opportunities to provide input to decision-makers. Services include development of comprehensive public involvement plans, individual stakeholder consultations, focus groups, opinion surveys, public meeting planning and facilitation, preparation of clear and engaging media and meeting materials, and use of electronic and social media.
Project examples include:
- Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan (2010 & 2004) – public involvement program (with Sheinberg Associates) regarding update to regional transportation plan, addressing road and ferry service in Southeast Alaska
- North Douglas Crossing (2006-07) – public involvement process to identify community’s preferred alternative for a new bridge location in Juneau, Alaska
- Sunny Point Intersection Improvements (2003-05) – public and agency involvement during National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for major highway construction project in Juneau, Alaska
Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Western Arctic Caribou Herd Working Group (October 2011 – Present)
Providing facilitation services to the Western Arctic Caribou Herd Working Group, a 20 member stakeholder group that works together “to ensure the long term conservation of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd and the ecosystem on which is depends, and to maintain traditional and other uses for the benefit of all people now and in the future.”
Ecosystems Management Research Institute (October 2011 – Present)
Providing facilitation and public involvement services to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, as part of a consultant planning team developing a conservation management plan for the Lesser Prairie Chicken, recognized as a species at risk under the U.S. Endangered Species Act by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
City and Borough of Juneau, Eaglecrest Ski Area (July 2011 – Present)
Providing public involvement services as part of a consultant team preparing a 30-year Master Plan for Juneau’s community-owned Eaglecrest Ski Area. Services include consultation with stakeholders, process design, facilitation of public meetings, project website and other notices, and contributions to the final report.
US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (August 2010 – Present)
Providing facilitation services to the Russian River Interagency Coordination Group (RRICG) in conducting a collaborative public process to identify solutions to reduce adverse bear-human encounters at the Kenai Russian River Complex (KRRC), a high-use salmon fishery on the Kenai Peninsula in Southcentral Alaska. Services include consultation with stakeholders, process design, facilitation of the public process, and preparation of final report.
ADF&G, Game Management Unit 23 Working Group (2008 -Present)
Project manager and facilitator for the 21-member Unit 23 stakeholder committee, working to develop consensus recommendations to resolve conflicts related to fall caribou hunting in Game Management Unit 23 in Northwest Alaska. The committee has met six times in Kotzebue, Alaska, since April 2008, and will meet again in spring 2011. Members of the group and the facilitator also traveled to Kiana, Noatak and Shungnak to meet with hunters from those communities and nearby villages. Tasks include facilitating all meetings, preparing meeting summaries, coordinating public involvement and between-meeting work, facilitating meetings of sub-groups, and preparation of the final report and interim products (e.g., letters conveying Working Group recommendations to agencies, regulatory boards and the Alaska State Legislature).
ADF&G, Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund (2007 -Present)
Provide facilitation services for an interagency Expert Panel and four regional panels advising ADF&G on annual priorities for soliciting proposals under the Alaska Sustainable Salmon Funds (AKSSF) in Alaska. The AKSSF provides funding for salmon research, monitoring and management of salmon habitat, stewardship and restoration. Project includes preparing for and facilitating all meetings, preparing meeting summaries, and coordination with independent scoring teams to review proposals.
USDA Forest Service (USFS), Alaska Region, Regional Leadership Team (2003 -Present)
Beginning in December 2003, provide long-term facilitation services to the US Forest Service, Alaska Region, for facilitation of three, one-week-long Regional Leadership Team (RLT) meetings each year. Tasks include meeting planning, agenda development, meeting facilitation and preparation of a detailed meeting summary.
Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation (November 2011)
Facilitated two day interagency meeting to develop proposed management strategies to address human-bear conflicts at the Chilkoot River Corridor in Haines, Alaska.
US Fish and Wildlife Service (November 2011)
Facilitated two day meeting of the USFWS Region 7 (Alaska) Science Applications Program staff, to update its strategic framework and develop a three-year action plan for the program.
Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (October 2011)
With Sheinberg Associates, provided facilitation services for public meetings in rural communities to present and hear public comments regarding revising the Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan.
ADF&G, Division of Wildlife Conservation (June 2011)
Facilitated two day meeting to review the organization and provision of information and technology services in the Division of Wildlife Conservation and identify ways to improve services. Facilitated meeting, prepared summary report.
Southeast Alaska Conservation Council – Wrangell Small Mill & Forest Products Summit (May 2011)
Facilitated one-day Summit meeting involving Wrangell community members, forest products business owners, economic development organizations, and agencies to discuss the small mill and forest products business sector in the community of Wrangell and to identify actions to support and grow this industry and source of employment.
University of Alaska Southeast, Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center (April-June 2011)
Provided facilitation services for a one-day meeting of the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center Steering Committee, Executive Director, and invited scientists, to discuss priority issues related to science, education and outreach related to the coastal rainforest.
US Forest Service, Tongass National Forest – Management Indicator Species (March 2011)
Facilitated one-day interagency workshop to identify management issues influencing land management on the Tongass National Forest, particularly related to the evaluation of the Management Indicator Species (MIS) that are currently used to evaluate the effectiveness of the wildlife conservation strategy implemented in the Tongass Land Management Plan.
US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution and USFS (February – May 2010; February – March 2011)
Provided facilitation services for the USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region in 2010 for a public roundtable to discuss development of a new, comprehensive national planning rule to guide development of management plans for the nation’s national forests and grasslands. Services included agenda design, meeting facilitation, coordination of assisting facilitators and note-takers, and preparation of the final report. In 2011, provided the same services for two public sessions where the draft national planning rule was presented, to inform the public’s participation in a formal written comment process.
ADF&G, Kenai Brown Bear Coordinating Committee (September 2009 – March 2011)
Facilitated fall 2009, spring 2010 and spring 2011 meetings of the interagency and stakeholder Kenai Brown Bear Coordinating Committee, a committee established in 2004 to provide public information and outreach to reduce attraction of brown bears and other wildlife to the human environment on the Kenai Peninsula, to improve public safety and decrease the number of brown bears killed in defense of life and property. Project includes agenda design, meeting facilitation, preparation of meeting summaries, between meeting coordination, and facilitation of small group work.
US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution and USFS (January-February 2011)
Provided facilitation services for the USFS, Alaska Region, for a Listening Session with Alaska Native tribes, Alaska Native corporations and tribal members regarding their experiences and concerns with how the USFS is protecting sacred sites. Services included meeting facilitation and preparation of the summary report.
National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve (January-February 2011)
Facilitated meeting of the Superintendent and division Chiefs to develop a strategic staffing and hiring plan. Prepared summary report.
The Nature Conservancy (January 2011)
Facilitated a one-day meeting in Juneau, Alaska to discuss conservation strategies organized around the concept of Southeastern Alaska’s (Southeast) estuarine ecosystems functioning as a “bank” with “natural capital” that is an essential supporter of the region’s economy. Services included agenda design, meeting facilitation, and preparation of summary report.
US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution and US Forest Service (USFS) (November – December 2010)
Provided facilitation services for the USFS, Alaska Region, formal consultation with federally-recognized Alaska Native tribes and Alaska Native corporations regarding development of a new, comprehensive national planning rule to guide development of management plans for the nation’s national forests and grasslands. Services included agenda design, meeting facilitation, coordination of assisting facilitators and note-takers, and preparation of the final report.
US Fish and Wildlife Service (December 2010)
Facilitated meeting of the USFWS Region 7 (Alaska) Science Applications Program staff, to develop a strategic framework and one-year action plan for the program.
ADF&G, Chinook Mitigation Fund Stakeholder Panel (July-August 2010)
Provided facilitation services to ADF&G Commissioner’s Office for Chinook Mitigation Fund Stakeholder Panel, established to provide advisory recommendations to the State of Alaska Fisheries Cabinet regarding distribution of a federal mitigation fund established to mitigate impacts of a 15% reduction in the Chinook harvest allocation to the State of Alaska under the revised 2009 Pacific Salmon Treaty.
Juneau School District, Juneau Community Charter School (May 2010)
Facilitated Community Charter School Board and staff retreat, and parent involvement session, to discuss organizational and instructional issues and strategically prepare for the 2010-2011 school year.
USFS, Ketchikan Misty Fiords Ranger District (January 2009 – May 2010)
Facilitator for a series of nine public meetings for the Tongass National Forest in Ketchikan, Alaska, to develop the Ketchikan Misty Fiords Recreation Management Plan through a Limits to Acceptable Change (LAC) planning process, in cooperation with USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region, Ketchikan Misty Fiords Ranger District and Regional Office planning staff. Project included development of meeting activities and agenda to meet planning objectives, meeting facilitation, preparation of meeting summaries, and advise on design and implementation on the public involvement process.
Alaska SeaLife Center (January – April 2010)
Provided facilitation services for a three-day interagency workshop regarding Marine Invasive Species in Alaska, including agenda design, meeting facilitation and preparation of the final report. The objectives of the meeting are to review and assess the status of marine invasive species in Alaska, identify and prioritize key issues, and develop a near-term action plan including recommendations for addressing high priority issues.
ADF&G, Division of Wildlife Conservation (December 2009 – February 2010)
Facilitated series of internal meetings to evaluate organizational issues and options for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation. Project includes agenda design, meeting facilitation, and preparation of detailed meeting notes and summary recommendations.
USFS, Alaska Tribal Leaders Committee (February 2009 – February 2010)
Facilitated two meetings of the Alaska Tribal Leaders Committee, in April 2009 and November 2009. Tasks include meeting planning, draft and final committee Charter, agenda development, meeting facilitation and preparation of meeting summary. Project also includes providing facilitation training for USFS Tribal Relations staff.
ADF&G, Division of Commercial Fisheries (December 2009 – January 2010)
Facilitator for a series of meetings to discuss options for setting up a system to collect information about commercial fishing crew member’s wage/salary to document their contribution to the commercial fishing economic sector in Alaska. Parties include people involved in commercial fishing and fish processing, and state and federal fisheries and data managers. Project included agenda design and meeting facilitation services.
The Nature Conservancy, ShoreZone (October – November 2009)
Facilitated a two-day meeting in Juneau, Alaska, of agency, university and non-government organization partners and users of the ShoreZone coastal imagery and bio/physical database. The purposes of the meeting were to showcase the ShoreZone database and its applications, to increase familiarity and use; and to discuss with key partners the next steps for management, maintenance and expansion of the Alaska ShoreZone database. Project included advising The Nature Conservancy on agenda development, and meeting facilitation and preparation of detailed final meeting summary, including specific recommendations, tasks and assignments developed during the meeting.
Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation (May -November 2009)
Project manager, facilitator and planner for development of an initial strategic management plan for the Channel Islands State Marine Park. Established in 2008, the park encompasses 15 islands in Favorite Channel offshore Juneau, Alaska. The plan will guide public use and infrastructure development.
ICF International, Alaska Climate Change Strategy Development (September 2008 – July 2009)
Facilitated meetings of the interagency/stakeholder Natural Systems Technical Working Group, which is developing recommendations to the Alaska Climate Change Sub-Cabinet for steps the State of Alaska should take to adapt to the expected effects of climate change on Alaska’s biotic natural systems (e.g., fisheries, forestry, wildfire, agriculture, freshwater management, wildlife management, invasives species.) Tasks include meeting planning, agenda development, meeting facilitation, preparation of reports, and presentation of recommendations to the State of Alaska’s Climate Change Adaptation Advisory Group.
Pacific Salmon Commission, Transboundary River Panel (2008-2009)
Facilitated work of the interagency and citizen Pacific Salmon Commission, Transboundary River Panel (bilateral – US and Canada) in development of a strategic plan and gap analysis for information needs/projects for salmon management and salmon habitat restoration on the transboundary Alsek, Stikine and Taku Rivers. Facilitated two meetings of the Transboundary River Panel and one meeting of the Panel’s Technical Committee.
USFS, Alaska Regional Office (August 2008)
Facilitated meetings of the Alaska Regional Office Directors regarding implementation of the Alaska Region transformation plan. Facilitated negotiations between Region 10 Management and NFFE union representatives regarding the Final Implementation Plan, Pre-WRAPS plan, and other topics related to Alaska Region transformation. Tasks included meeting preparation, facilitation and preparation of meeting summaries.
ADF&G, Division of Subsistence (May-June 2008)
Facilitated a two-day meeting of the ADF&G Division of Subsistence, Division Management Team and research staff, to develop strategic research plan for the Division. Developed agenda, facilitated meeting, prepared meeting summary.
Pacific Salmon Commission, Yukon River Panel (2006 -2008)
Facilitated work of the Yukon River Panel Restoration & Enhancement (R&E) Fund Subcommittee, to update the budget priorities framework that guides use of the R&E Fund for restoration and enhancement activities related to Canadian origin salmon, and develop a Strategic Plan and Evaluation Framework for the R&E program.
ADF&G, Division of Wildlife Conservation, Division Management Team Meeting (February 2008)
Facilitated two-day meeting of the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation, Division Management Team, in discussion of division reorganization and staffing. Developed agenda, facilitated meeting, prepared meeting summary.
ADF&G, Division of Wildlife Conservation, Dall Sheep Meeting (January 2008)
Facilitated one-day meeting of the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation, Region II staff and concerned stakeholders to discuss conflicts related to management of hunting of Dall sheep in Southcentral Alaska. Developed agenda, facilitated meeting, prepared meeting summary.
Juneau Teen Health Center (2007-2008)
Facilitated meetings and planning process of the Juneau Teen Health Center Executive Committee (made up of clinician organizations that contribute services to the center) and the Center’s Advisory Board, to develop a strategic plan for expanding teen health center services to a second high school in Juneau, Alaska. Work included preparation of agendas, meeting facilitation, preparation of meeting summaries and final report.
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, Unified Behavioral Health Task Force Facilitation (2007)
Facilitated meetings of the SEARHC Unified Behavioral Health Task Force (UBHT) to develop a recommendation to the SEARHC Executive Management Team regarding a new unified structure for SEARHC’s Behavioral Health programs.
Juneau School District – Facilitate Public Meetings Related to Second High School (November 2007)
Facilitated six evening public meetings regarding the opening of a second high school in Juneau, Alaska, in the 2008-09 school year.
US Bureau of Land Management, Subsistence Herring Facilitation (September 2007)
Facilitated one-day meeting of an agency and stakeholder group to resolve conflicts related to harvest of herring and herring roe in the federal waters at Makhnati Island, Sitka, Alaska. Developed agenda, facilitated meeting, prepared meeting summary.
USFS, Pacific Northwest Research Station (August 2007)
Facilitated one-day meeting between leadership and staff from the Pacific Northwest Research Station and timber-related interest groups, to discuss concerns related to timber harvest management. Developed agenda, facilitated meeting, prepared meeting summary.
US Department of the Interior, Federal Subsistence Board Retreat (August 2007)
Facilitated one-day retreat of the US Dept. of the Interior, Federal Subsistence Board.
US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bald Eagles Meetings (June 2007)
Facilitated two days of meetings with agency managers and stakeholders to discuss issues related to collection, possession and management of bald eagles and eagle remains that are essential to the religious practices of Alaska Native Tribes in Southeast Alaska
USFS, Unit 2 Young Growth Management Strategy (2006-2007)
Facilitated development of young growth timber management strategy for the Craig and Thorne Bay Ranger Districts, to implement recommendation of the Southeast Regional Subsistence Advisory Council Deer Planning Final Report (June 2004). Project involved facilitation of meetings among US Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and representatives of the Unit 2 Deer Planning Subcommittee.
North Douglas Crossing, City and Borough of Juneau (2006-2007)
Designed and conducted multi-faceted public involvement process to identify community’s preferred alternative for North Douglas Crossing (bridge) over Gastineau Channel. Included updating project land status, engineering, alignments, and costs.
Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association (October 2006)
Facilitated Yukon River Fish Size meeting (30-60 stakeholders), help with meeting design and process, and prepare meeting report.
Kenai Peninsula Regional Advisory Council (2006)
Facilitated public meetings in Homer and Soldotna, Alaska, for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Subsistence Management, regarding the proposed regulation to establish a Kenai Peninsula Region and Regional Advisory Council under the Federal Subsistence Management Program. Also prepared summary report.
USFS, Scientific Workshop – TLMP Wildlife Conservation Strategy (April 2006)
Designed and facilitated week-long scientific workshop to update the Tongass National Forest, Wildlife Conservation Strategy, a component of updating the Tongass Land Management Plan (TLMP). Facilitated discussions of an interagency expert workgroup and invited scientific and technical experts regarding new information attained since 1997 that may be relevant to the conservation strategy; and that may inform updates to the strategy.
USFS, Wildlife Resource Monitoring Program (2005-2006)
Facilitated strategic planning to determine priority information needs to address through the USFS Wildlife Resource Monitoring Program (WRMP). The WRMP was funded to support field studies of wildlife resources and subsistence uses of these resources, to inform wildlife managers, Regional Subsistence Advisory Councils and the Federal Subsistence Board in implementation of the subsistence wildlife management program on Federal public lands in Alaska. Participants in the strategic planning sessions include state and federal agency wildlife managers, Southeast and Southcentral Regional Subsistence Advisory Council members, and representatives of Tribal organizations.
USFS, Unit 2 Collaborative Deer Planning (2004-2006)
Facilitated nine-month collaborative planning process of the Game Management Unit 2 Deer Planning Subcommittee, a 12-member group of hunters, users and managers of deer working to address contentious subsistence deer management issues in Game Management Unit 2 in Southeast Alaska (including remote rural communities and primarily-Native Alaskan communities on Prince of Wales Island). The subcommittee was established to address concerns that subsistence deer hunters in Unit 2 were not able to harvest enough deer to meet their needs under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). Planned and facilitated subcommittee meetings, coordinated public involvement in process, and authored final report including the subcommittee’s consensus recommendations to the Federal Subsistence Board and Alaska Board of Game. Work involved meetings in remote Alaska locations.
National Park Service, Glacier Bay Science Advisory Board (2005)
Facilitated the Glacier Bay Science Advisory Board and assisted with the development of a plan to determine the optimal number of motorized watercraft, including cruise ships and tour, charter, and private vessels, to meet demand for access into park waters while still protecting park resources and allowing for a range of high-quality opportunities for visitors. This plan is in compliance with the Glacier Bay Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Vessel Quotas and Operating Requirements, released in October 2003.
Sunny Point Intersections Improvement EA (2003 – 2005)
Primary author for Environmental Assessment (EA), permit applications and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for major DOT&PF highway project in Juneau, Alaska. Permits included Corps of Engineers (Section 404 and Section 10), Alaska Department of Natural Resources (Title 41) for construction in anadromous fish streams, and Alaska Department of Fish and Game Special Use Permit for construction in Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge. Coordinated public and agency involvement, including facilitation of scoping meetings, EA hearing, and series of public meetings focused on noise and visual impacts.
City of Petersburg, Annexation Feasibility Study and Prepare Petition (2004-2005)
Worked with City of Petersburg Planning Commission and City Council to develop a petition for annexation of approximately 34 square miles on Mitkof Island to the City of Petersburg. Facilitate two community meetings and a public City Council/Planning Commission work session. etition was adopted by City Council and submitted to the State of Alaska Local Boundary Commission in August 2004 for review and action. Later, prepared (for City Council approval and submittal) a Reply Brief to the Local Boundary Commission, addressing public comment received on the annexation petition.
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan (2004)
Public Involvement Manager for the Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan Update, as a subcontractor to Walsh Development Services for ADOT&PF. Prepared Public Involvement Program and arranged, facilitated and reported on dozens of public meetings throughout Southeast Alaska.
Petersburg Airport East Apron Expansion Project (2003)
Primary author for Environmental Assessment (EA), permit applications and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for expansion of the City of Petersburg Airport apron to accommodate an additional jet aircraft to increase air freight capacity. Coordinated public and agency involvement, including scoping meetings.
City and Borough of Sitka, Future of Sitka Community Hospital (2003)
Worked with elected and appointed leaders to convene a diverse committee of 33 public “health care consumers,” design process and facilitate a series of community meetings to assess the role (and required tax funding) of Sitka Community Hospital, write report with consensus recommendations. Process included public outreach, research on key issues and data, and work with technical consultants.
Public Land and Recreation Plan, Amalga-Eagle Beach, City and Borough of Juneau (2002-2003)
Facilitated a year-long city/state/public planning process for public lands important for recreation, cultural/historic and environmental resources north of Juneau, Alaska. Products include a proposed trails/facilities plan and letter of agreement between city and state land managers to implement plan recommendations.
Bristol Bay Salmon Fishery Restructuring Study (2002)
Designed process and facilitated public meetings in Naknek and Dillingham, Alaska, in June 2002 for Bristol Bay Economic Development Council. Meetings were to hear and discuss the public’s ideas about improving the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. A total of 240 people attended the two meetings – including fishermen from all gear groups and districts, processors and community members. Prepared summary reports.
Southeast Alaska Electric Intertie, Southeast Conference (2002)
Facilitated panel and interactive discussion with audience to explore options for organizing a Southeast Alaska Electric Intertie, specifically to assist in resolving conflict between two options and their respective proponents.
ADF&G, Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund – Stakeholder and Science Panel Facilitation (2001-02)
Facilitated meetings of Governor-appointed diverse stakeholder group implementing a multiyear $19 million dollar grant program to improve economic opportunities for the fishing industry in southeast Alaska. Facilitated meetings of state/federal agency science panel advising on use of fund for salmon habitat restoration, research and monitoring, and stock enhancement. Client: Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
ADF&G, Effectiveness of Tongass Land Management Plan Wildlife Conservation Strategy (2001)
Designed meeting process, agenda, prepared materials, and facilitated two-day state/federal interagency science meeting to develop a Conceptual Framework for monitoring the effectiveness of the wildlife conservation strategy of the 1997 Tongass National Forest Land Management Plan.
City of Haines, Public Use and Access Plan (2000-2001)
Worked with City of Haines staff, Council, planning commission residents to identify future public access and use of coastal areas and develop series of recommended improvements (and funding options) to enhance such use. Project included facilitation of planning commission process, public outreach, and writing the draft and final public use and access plan.
Juneau Watershed Partnership, Southeast Conference (1997-2000)
Sought stakeholders, provided staff support, and facilitated on an ongoing basis, a citizen-led watershed management and pollution reduction effort for the Mendenhall River watershed, Juneau. Attained non-profit organization status for this group, which is still active in 2010 as the Juneau Watershed Partnership.
Additional Services and Project Experience
Non-profit organization retreats: Provide facilitation, focus group and strategic planning services for organizational/board retreats for non-profit organizations including Association of Alaska School Boards, Juneau Dance Unlimited, Coast Alaska public radio and television, Southeast Alaska Independent Living, Discovery Southeast environmental education organization, Juneau Lyric Opera, Perseverance Theatre, Association for the Education of Young Children – Southeast Alaska.
Mediation services: Provided confidential mediation services to address workplace, education and other disputes.
- Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
- Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
- Alaska Department of Fish and Game
- Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
- Alaska SeaLife Center
- Association for the Education of Young Children - Southeast Alaska
- City and Borough of Juneau
- City and Borough of Sitka
- Discovery Southeast
- Ecosystems Management Research Institute
- Haines Borough
- ICF International
- Juneau Economic Development Council
- Juneau Lyric Opera
- Juneau School District
- Juneau Teen Health Center
- Juneau Watershed Partnership
- National Park Service
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration
- Pacific Salmon Commission
- R&M Engineering
- Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
- Southeast Conference
- The Nature Conservancy
- University of Alaska Southeast
- US Bureau of Land Management
- US Department of Interior, Federal Subsistence Board
- US Fish and Wildlife Service
- US Forest Service
- US Institute of Environmental Conflict Resolution
- Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association