The Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center (ACRC) began in 2009 as a collaborative effort to expand and enhance education and research opportunities among six cooperating partners: the University of Alaska Southeast (where the ACRC is housed and governed), University of Alaska Fairbanks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, the U.S. Forest Service Alaska Region, and the City and Borough of Juneau.
The Center's membership has expanded to 18 organizations, which includes NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA National Weather Service, The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Geological Survey, Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, University of Alaska Anchorage, Juneau Economic Development Council, and British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Operations, Geos Institute, Hakai Network for Coastal People, Ecosystems, and Management, Sitka Sound Science Center, and The Prince William Sound Science Center.
Let us know if you are interested in joining or working with ACRC. ACRC occupies an office donated by NOAA.