History of Project

The community of Galena, Alaska is located along the Yukon River in central Alaska, 270 miles west of Fairbanks. Galena is only accessible by air or water.

The Sustainable Energy for Galena Alaska (SEGA) Project was implemented in 2014 because of the communities dependence on imported fossil fuels. The air force left 1.5 million gallons of fuel to run the base in Galena, which is now the Galena Interior Learning Academy.

Because of the inefficient heating system (approximately half of the heating value is lost) the community decided between 2008-2009 to use wood to heat the school so they could conserve the dwindling fuel supply..

Harvest area

Timber Sale Area marked with a red boundary line. Note the Galena Airbase to the south and New Town on the eastern border

SEGA is a joint project between the Galena City School District, The city of Galena, and Louden Tribal Council. Gana-A’Yoo and the City of Galena finalized a timber sale agreement in October 2015.