ALASKA AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER INC

Live to Ride Another Day

aka AAIC   |   Valdez, AK   |  https://alaskasnow.org/

Mission

To support and promote avalanche forecasts, education, research, professional development, and networking of practitioners in the pursuit of healthy lifestyles and the reduction of unintentional injury and death from backcountry related travel in Alaska. The AAIC serves Alaska

Notes from the nonprofit

The board of directors for the Alaska Avalanche Information Center is made up by individuals who are diverse in many aspects. We have a cross of young, old, male, female., origin and culture. Beyond that we do not ask. We only ask that individuals who serve on this board have a passion for outdoor recreation and saving lives from unintentional injuries and deaths.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Ms Debra McGhan

Board President

Mr. Sean Wisner

Main address

P.O. Box 911

Valdez, AK 99686 USA

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EIN

80-0674646

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Our programs

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Forecast Centers

AAIC maintains five forecast centers in Alaska including: Anchorage, Cordova, Haines, Hatcher Pass and Valdez

Population(s) Served

Provide avalanche consulting services for individuals or companies who work or operate in avalanche terrain. Our team can help to educate workers and provide current, relevant snow conditions in order to help mitigate risk.

Population(s) Served

Providing avalanche awareness education programs that range from basic awareness to certification courses from the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education Level 1 and 2 and Instructor Training

Population(s) Served

Providing programs for schools across Alaska

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Goals & Strategy

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Our goal is to establish and support at least five to eight sustainable avalanche centers in Alaska where the general public typically travels and recreates. We continue to provide annual avalanche professional development and research opportunities for those working in the snow safety field as well as numerous education opportunities for the general public. We strive to partner and network with other avalanche safety professionals and companies as well as the State of Alaska in our efforts to provide a quality, professional avalanche forecast network of information and forecasting services for our state.

Our strategy is to host an annual snow safety summit in Alaska that brings professionals together to network, submit research data and further the efforts of snow safety in Alaska. In addition, we continue to seek supporters and donors to help sustain and promote the services provided by the AAIC network of avalanche centers. We participate in continuing development opportunities with national agencies including the American Avalanche Association and the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education. We also conduct scientific research and publish the results of our work in international publications and at events such as the International Snow Science Workshop held every two-years. We also work to network with other agencies in Alaska that work in the field of avalanche education and forecasting to expand services for the general public.

Our agency has a team of 12 professional snow forecasters and educators ready, willing and able to respond to requests for consulting services, education and training opportunities and emergency response in the event of an avalanche. Our team is equipped with avalanche safety equipment including ropes, shovels, probes, avalanche transceivers and emergency medical expertise. Our team is willing and able to travel to all regions within Alaska or outside of Alaska by request.

We have established five forecast centers that are currently providing services for Alaskans. We have received annual contracts for consulting from companies such as Copper Valley Electric, City of Valdez, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, University of Alaska and Tailgate Alaska. We have been awarded grants from the City of Haines, City of Valdez and the Alaska Department of Public Safety. We have been recognized for our efforts by the Alaska Governor's Safety Committee with the special achievement award in 2012 and 2014. We continue to strive to become sustainable by offering fee for services, and developing educational products that bring in revenue and provide the general public with educational programs they are willing to pay for and sustain. We have had multiple research 'White Papers' published and presented at the International Snow Science Workshop. We continue to make progress with networking across Alaska among avalanche professionals and have held or participated in snow science workshops or summits since 2008.

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ALASKA AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 10/7/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Sean Wisner

Alaska Avalanche Information Center

Term: 2016 - 2019


Board co-chair

Mr. Ralph Baldwin

Alaska Avalanche Information Center

Term: 2017 - 2020

Steven Witsoe

US Forest Service

Mark Oldmixon

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Katreen Jones

State of Alaska DNR

Eric Geisler

Retired Academia

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No