Late-Juneau Man Remembered for Work on Tongass National Forest

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau

A Juneau man who died in a jogging accident last week in Minneapolis is being remembered for his research on the Tongass National Forest.

46-year-old John Caouette was visiting family in the Twin Cities at the time of the accident.  A memorial service is Saturday in Juneau.

He leaves behind his wife, well-known Alaska journalist, Rebecca Braun, and two young children, Rosie and Alder.  Braun is publisher of the Alaska Budget Report.

Caouette was a research scientist for the Nature Conservancy and spent many years before that with the U.S. Forest Service in Juneau.  His research on the Tongass National Forest has been described as cutting edge by scientists in both organizations.

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