Sustainable Energy for Galena, Alaska: Timber Harvest Management Plan

This is Tim Kalke’s  final report on the SEGA project.   https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu

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SEGA in partnership with web design class

SEGA in partnership with web design class

SEGA manager Tim Kalke discusses his website business proposal with web design student Dominic Moon.   Tim Kalke has asked the school’s Internet Web Authoring class to construct a website for SEGA, the group managing the new biofuel heating plant for the GILA campus. He wants a website to keep people updated on what is going on with SEGA. Full disclosure: I’m a student in the Internet Web Authoring class. Tim Kalke walked into my 3A class on Feb. 1 requesting that we make a webpage. It will provide basic information about what SEGA does...

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Gana-A’Yoo and City of Galena Finalize Timber Sale Agreement

Gana-A’Yoo and the City of Galena finalized a timber sale agreement in October. The article can be found on page 5 here.

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Timber! The biomass energy harvest around Galena has begun

Timber! The biomass energy harvest around Galena has begun

Sustainable Energy for Galena Alaska hired three equipment operators last week, and the crew went right to work on the land permitted for timber harvest by Gana-A’Yoo Limited – the village corporation for Galena, Kaltag, Nulato and Koyukuk. The final timber sale agreement with Gana-A’Yoo was only finished a few weeks ago, due to legal questions about liability. SEGA General Manager Tim Kalke says it’s great to finally get into the woods, after so much work behind a desk to prepare for the timber harvest operations. But managers and crew alike...

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Timber harvest agreement in place, SEGA prepares to cut some trees

Timber harvest agreement in place, SEGA prepares to cut some trees

(A Waratah danglehead processor, similar to the one to be used by SEGA to harvest cottonwood around Galena) Much of the Galena City Council meeting last night was spent discussing recent developments with the biomass energy project in Galena. Sustainable Energy for Galena Alaska, or SEGA, is the group that is set to harvest local trees for a wood-fired heating system on the base.  There had been delays in securing a timber sale agreement with the landowner, village corporation Gana-A’Yoo Limited, and in getting contract engineers to finish...

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SEGA gearing up, but still no contract with Gana-A’Yoo

Sustainable Energy for Galena Alaska is moving ahead with plans to produce wood chips for use in a municipal wood heat system for the Galena base.  But a timber harvest contract with the dominant landowner around Galena – Gana-A’Yoo Limited – has yet to be finalized. Gana-A‘Yoo delivered a draft timber sale agreement over the winter, but as SEGA General Manager Tim Kalke explains, the two parties have not come to complete agreement yet, owing mainly to the fact that the Galena biomass energy project will be different in many respects from the...

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