Working to build a network of community-based watershed efforts achieving informed management of the resources in Southeast Alaska


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A New Home Base for Takshanuk Watershed Council!

  Congratulations to TWC, the new owner of the Jones Point Property in Haines! The property encompasses 50 acres full of opportunity for stewardship, restoration, education, and recreation for the Haines community. Located on the banks of the Chilkat River and previously owned by Native village corporation Klukwan Inc., the property hosts several buildings that TWC intends… Read More

K-2Talking Watersheds

Taiya Inlet Watershed Council Brings Salmon to the Classroom

Taiya Inlet Watershed Council connects kids to their backyard watersheds and fishy neighbors with the Salmon in the Classroom program. TIWC Coordinator Rachel Ford gives us an update on Salmon in the Schools at Skagway Elementary school!   This is the third year of our Salmon in the Classroom program and what an interesting year it… Read More


Takshanuk Watershed Council Hosts Community Mining Forums

  Last week, Takshanuk Watershed Council hosted community mining forums in Haines and Klukwan to present information on large scale mining in Alaska. Sponsored by Chilkat Indian Village, Chilkoot Indian Association, Constantine Metal Resources Ltd., Lynn Canal Conservation, The Haines Chamber of Commerce and Lynn Canal Gillnetters; a range of speakers with knowledge and experience… Read More


SAMF Community Meetings in Wrangell & Ketchikan

SAWC is coming to Wrangell and Ketchikan to talk  about the proposed Southeast Alaska Mitigation Fund In-Lieu Fee program & how it can be used as a tool to advance aquatic resource mitigation in Southeast Alaska communities! Mark your calendars, we hope to see you there!   If you would like to discuss potential mitigation… Read More


Wrangell Beach Program: 2014 Results

2014 Wrangell Beach Monitoring Program Results: Beaches Meet Water Quality Standards This summer the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition began a recreational beach monitoring program to test popular local beaches for levels of harmful bacteria. With support from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation the Wrangell Beach program sampled waters at City Park and Petroglyph beach… Read More



Keep Informed!

Current events impacting our watersheds

Posted: April 2, 2015, 11:04 pm
For subsistence harvesters, there has been no way to measure the risk of clam digging — until now. In part 1 of a two-part series, KCAW reports on a partnership among Southeast tribes to create a regional water monitoring program.
Posted: March 24, 2015, 11:02 pm