Hi, my name is Glen Holt. I work for the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service (UAF – CES) in Fairbanks, Alaska. I’m on campus, surrounded by our local, Interior Alaskan boreal forests that are composed of Alaska birch, white spruce, aspen, balsam poplar and black spruce. While all of my forestry experience has not been in Alaska – most of it has been. I’ve lived here the last 31-years. In that time I’ve worked for the State of Alaska Division of Forestry (24-years) and the Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game, Habitat Division (2-years); located in the Mat-Su, 50 miles north of Anchorage.
I joined UAF-CES in late 2011 as their Eastern Alaska Forester. I am a faculty term-instructor and 95% of my job is doing forestry outreach with private citizens, organizations, governmental agencies, private industry, non-profit concerns and in general with anyone interested in our eastern Alaska boreal forests. My “area” is basically Nenana – Minto and east including Fairbanks but more-so the communities of Delta, Tok and Glennallen and all the small communities on or off the road system in that general area – clean to our border with Canada. This makes it possible for me to serve more people in a smaller general area rather than statewide. I save travel this way and CES research indicated the east was under served in the forestry realms.
I bring my experience as a forestry practitioner in the combined fields of forestry, wildlife & fisheries management and private business to bare finding real world answers to Alaskans as they meet the current problems of the day.
While I deal with questions in the boreal forests of Alaska’s interior. I look for others to help with questions posed here about South East Alaska forestry and locations throughout the “Great Land”.
I hope this blog will be useful, insightful and informative. I’m glad to be here.