HIA Environmental Coordinator
Sustainable Southeast Partnership Community Catalyst
Ian Johnson is the Community Catalyst in Hoonah, Alaska. He also serves as the Hoonah Indian Association (HIA) Environmental Coordinator. Ian was born and raised in small town Minnesota, completed his undergrad in Biology along the shores of Lake Superior in Wisconsin, and then took a job working for a non-profit wildlife research organization, Biodiversity Research Institute, in Maine. In 2015, Ian graduated with his masters in Wildlife Biology and Conservation from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His thesis took an interdisciplinary approach to research subsistence access to moose and wolf movements in the Yukon Flats. In Hoonah, Ian is coordinating crews, data, and the diverse partners for the Hoonah Native Forest Partnership. He will also be developing the HIA environmental program to enhance capacity in the community and improve on energy and food issues. Ian is an avid photographer with website (www.ianajohnson.com), a fiddler-guitarist-singer, and an outdoors-man. He hopes to meet you in his office, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), on the water with a rod in his hand, or in the field during deer season!
HIA Environmental Assistant
Jeromy Grant serves as the Hoonah Indian Association (HIA) Environmental Assistant. I attended Allied American University where I studied to be a Network Administrator, and Clover Park Technical College where I went through the Computer Networking Information System Security (CNISS) program. In Hoonah, I oversee HIA Environmental’s PSP monitoring program, which includes setting up sampling sites, weekly water samples from those sites and at least once a month shell fish samples from the sites as well. Currently I am working the 7 Generation process to put together a environmental plan for Hoonah. I also write The Tide Newsletters and monitor our Facebook page www.facebook.com/HIAEnvironmental/ , and am working with Ian to finish up building the www.hia-env.org web site. I am a avid hunter, fisher and out the road explorer, I practice Bush Craft and other minimalist survival practices.