News and Events


Southeast Alaska Mitigation Fund Approved!

Blog Article by Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition

Information about SAWC's recently approved Southeast Alaska Mitigation Fund (SAMF), an in-lieu fee mitigation program for wetlands permitting.

How the suburbs killed a salmon creek and science informs its restoration

Article by Rashah McChesney, KTOO Public Media on May 24, 2016

Coverage of upcoming Duck Creek Nancy Street Wetland Monitoring project

UAS Environmental Intern, Christin Khalsa, joins the JWP team to assist in monitoring efforting on Duck Creek

Blog Article by JWP, March 28, 2017

A watershed guide to Juneau trails!

Natural History of Juneau Trails: A Watershed Approach
By Richard Carstensen

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A treat for any outdoor enthusiast.  If you or someone on your gift list enjoys Juneau’s outdoors, this book is for you.  It is an all-you-can-eat information buffet for the hiker, hunter, or any student of the outdoors.  Richard’s insightful text, full color maps, and dozens of recent and historic photographs explain the landforms, water features, and natural environments Juneau residents navigate every day.  Dive in for a whole new understanding of the areas you love to explore, with one of Southeast Alaska’s foremost naturalists.

“From the moon, the CBJ looks pretty little. But in the planetary picture, it also emerges as an incomparably privileged place: of clean water, towering mountains, charismatic megafauna, and perhaps most exceptionally, a lot of healthy, wild land—Juneau stands out” Richard writes.  “Wildlands are accessed by more than 150 miles of trails serving all tastes, incomes and physical abilities, from paved, wheelchair-accessible promenades to dizzying alpine scrambles.  This little book is a salute to the jewels of our backyard watersheds.”

Natural History of Juneau Trails is available in stores and online from  The price is $24.00.

Upcoming Events

Date Event
November 1, 2017 Alaska Wildlife Alliance - SE's Wildlife Wednesdays: What's so special about the riparian zone? Presenter: John Hudson. 7:00 - 8:00 PM at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library.
March 5-7, 2018 2018 Southeast Alaska Watershed Symposium: "Stepping up to the plate for collaborative restoration." Hosted by Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition (SAWC) in Juneau, AK. - - More information coming soon! Contact SAWC to get involved.
April 28, 2018 Litter Free's Annual Spring Clean Up Event. Please join us in keeping our community and stream litter free! Please visit our clean-up website for more information or email with any questions: