Sitka District Office

1332 Seward Avenue, Sitka, AK 99835, Phone 907-747-9440, FAX 907-747-7758

The Sitka District stretches from Sitka, South and East to the Canadian border. The district's population includes the state's fourth (Ketchikan) and fifth (Sitka) largest cities. The 2000 census estimated the populations of Ketchikan and the Sitka borough at 7,922 and 8,835 respectively. Petersburg and Craig are also home to residents numbering in the thousands. About a quarter of the population across the district is Native, although some smaller communities (Kake, Klawock, and Hydaburg) have an over 80 percent Native population. The principal communities within the district include Sitka, Kake, Petersburg, Ketchikan, Metlakatla (Annette Indian Reservation), Craig, Klawock, Hydaburg, Thorne Bay, Hollis, Coffman Cove, Whale Pass and a number of smaller villages.

Programming centers on subsistence gardening, horticultural business opportunities, secondary processing of forest resources, natural resource education and leadership development. We serve those groups and individuals who have limited expertise and resources to other sources of technical assistance and education. In some communities our clientele is Master Gardeners; in others it consists of 4-H Leaders, or school teachers interested in natural resource education opportunities. Other times it will be budding entrepreneurs interested in forest related enterprises.

Bob Gorman907-747-9413rfgorman@alaska.eduResource Development Agent
Jasmine Shaw907-747-9440jdshaw2@alaska.eduAdministrative Assistant
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