Tribal & Community Involvement

Participants at a local community meeting.Since its inception, the Council has been committed to public participation and local community involvement in all aspects of the restoration program. The Council recognizes the tremendous loss of livelihood and cultural heritage caused by the 1989 oil spill and has devoted a major portion of the restoration funds to the restoration of natural and archaeological resources that are important culturally and economically. This effort has included significant public and community involvement and outreach.

As an organization, the Council is committed to having community members actively involved in:

  • Planning and developing the program
  • Guiding the goals and topics of research projects
  • Collecting data and participating in long-term monitoring efforts
  • Providing Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Interpreting results in a local context
  • Educating other community members about ongoing research

The following is a list of some of the more recent efforts and other noteworthy projects:

Cordova Harbor, Prince William Sound