Renewable Resources Extension Act of 1978 states:
Section 4(b): In meeting the provisions of this section, each State director and administrative heads of extension for eligible colleges and universities shall appoint and use advisory committees comprised of forest and range landowners, professionally trained individuals in fish and wildlife, forest, range ad watershed management, and related fields, as appropriate, and other suitable persons.

The Renewable Resources Extension Act Program develops and supports extension programs and partnerships to provide the information, tools and skills to improve forest health, resiliency and productivity, to identify economic opportunities, and to increase knowledge for better forest management in Alaska.

To achieve this mission the RREA Program must draw upon stakeholders and experts in Alaska for knowledge, advice and guidance. Our best source for this guidance is an active, well-informed, and committed Advisory Committee. 

Alaska RREA Program Advisory Committee Members

Name Affiliation Email
Nathan Lojewski Chugachmiut, Forestry Manager
Clare Doig Private Forestry Consultant
Will Putman Tanana Chiefs Conference, Forestry Director
Hans Rinke State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Kenai-Kodiak Area Forester
Sue Rodman State of Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Program Coordinator
Tim Kalke Sustainable Energy for Galena, General Manager



February 16, 2021, audio

December 14, 2020, audio

November 24, 2020, audio

April 9, 2020, audio

October 17, 2019, audio

April 17, 2019, face-to-face, Fairbanks


For more information, read the Alaska RREA Program Advisory Committee Charter.