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Board: Alaska Timber Jobs Task Force

Board identification number: 301

Department: Natural Resources

Authority: AO 258

Status: Active

Sunset date:

Requirements: No Legislative Confirmation or Financial Disclosure required

Prohibitions: None

Term: No defined term

Description: The task force is composed of the Governor or the Governorís designee, and eight additional members appointed by the Governor: The Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, or the Commissionerís designee; The Commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game, or the Commissionerís designee; The Executive Director of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA), or the Executive Directorís designee; The United States Department of Agriculture Regional Forester for Alaska, or the Foresterís designee; A member representing the interests of communities in Southeast Alaska; and three members representing the Alaska forest products industry.

Function: The task force shall submit a preliminary report on or before July 30, 2011, to the Governor, and a final report on or before July 1, 2012, that addresses all the areas set out in Section 2 of this Order, with a particular focus on creating jobs for Alaskans and their families, and identifies specific federal policies or procedures that stand in the way of job creation and economic development.

Chair: Appointed by Governor

Special facts: All public members of the task force serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem. Standard Travel and Per Diem

Meetings: At the call of the chair

For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Chris Maisch
Division of Forestry
3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709-4699
Phone: (907) 451-2666, FAX:

Timber Jobs Task Force Roster

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