Explaining how the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) works is the goal of a series of educational training workshops being organized by Izetta Chambers, the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program agent based in Dillingham. Chambers said the training workshops aim to help Alaskans better understand how NEPA affects the policy-making process of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC).
The next NEPA training workshop is scheduled in the Southwest Alaska village of Togiak, November 12–14, at the Blue Building. The workshop will be taught over three days: Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants are eligible to received one credit for the workshop through the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus.