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.
49 million salmon are commercially caught in Southeast annually, a catch valued at over $60 million.
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 Lake Watershed.
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 Alaska.
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 for locals.