Our Priorities

The Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition fosters partnerships and inspires Southeast Alaskans to steward our watersheds and support communities through participatory projects, research, and learning.  


Our award winning work focuses on partnering with community, tribal, and agencies on hands-on-projects that integrate community and watershed needs.   


With more than 35,000 square miles of temperate rainforest, islands, and deep fjords, Southeast Alaska is massive in scale and abundant in fish and wildlife.  The 35 isolated communities here are unique & independent, and most are reachable only by boat or plane.  In a place where economies and sustenance are closely linked to nature, stewardship of healthy lands and restoration of the patchwork of urban areas, forests impacted by industrial logging, and waters affected by mining are incredibly important.  Here in Southeast Alaska, the environment defines our communities and way of life, and this is the reason our work is so important.  Given the regional scope and diversity of communities, prioritizing our work requires careful evaluation of:  

  • Watershed Need
  • Community Need
  • Partner Impact

View our Watershed Prioritization Mapper here for an overview of some of issues our strategy considers.