Your investment will go to on-the-ground restoration in SE Alaska. All our projects are locally led, locally staffed, and often completed using local contractors. We know 2020 has been hard on everyone – you can help make 2021 better.
While Alaska has some of the most pristine waters in the world, many salmon streams
have been degraded by historic development or pollution. The Southeast Alaska Watershed
Coalition is working with partners throughout the region to protect, enhance, or restore these
high value habitats.
You can help us by investing in salmon restoration as an effective way to increase fish
returns and boost our salmon-based economies. 49 million salmon are commercially caught in
Southeast annually, a catch valued at over 60 million dollars. As a renewable and sustainably
managed resource, salmon support 1 in 10 jobs in our region. Just as commercial fishers must
maintain their boats, it is just as important to invest in salmon habitat stewardship.
At SAWC, we restore fish habitat. Recently, the Coalition partnered with community
members and landowners at Wrangell’s Pats Creek to remove 6 fish passage barriers and
enhance 1,500 feet of stream habitat for salmon. This summer, we will hire a local contractor
and provide training and support for a tribal work crew to restore sockeye habitat in the Klawock
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we can match investments to leverage every dollar.
For example, an investment of $5,000 can be leveraged to double or triple that amount, and
used to remove a fish passage barrier, potentially allowing fish access to 500 ft + of new fish
habitat. Your investment will go to on-the-ground restoration in SE Alaska. All our projects are
locally led, locally staffed, and often completed using local contractors. In the short term, this
creates local jobs, and in the long term, it increases fish yields and profits across Southeast
We know 2020 has been hard on everyone – you can help make 2021 better. More fish
in our local streams is good for the bears and eagles, but it also means more revenue streams