Derik Frederiksen Appointed as Director of FSC US

An Alaska Native from the Tsm’syen Nation of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia, Derik brings to the role decades of business experience, a deep commitment to forest conservation, and a lifelong passion for helping advance Indigenous culture to protect ancestral homelands.

Derik has spent much of his career at Sealaska, the Native Corporation for Southeast Alaska. He founded Sealaska Environmental Services. Most recently, Derik served as Sealaska’s vice president.

Derik is a graduate of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the University of Washington’s College of Forest Resources.

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