Humboldt State University

Schatz Energy Research Center

Human Capacity Building Project

A SERC employee uses a reflective dome to check the horizon line on the roof of a Yurok building.

SERC helped the Yurok Tribe to obtain a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy aimed at building the Tribe’s own human capacity in the energy field. SERC engineers trained Tribal staff and Yurok community members in energy efficiency and renewable energy. We helped the Tribe to hire temporary field staff to conduct a house-by-house energy needs assessment on the Reservation. We also helped the Tribe to launch an energy education campaign. Our final report to the Tribe highlighted the findings of the field work and recommended actions to follow up on these findings.

To view the final project report and other project-related materials, see the DOE page on the project.