Anchor River, Alaska

To improve landscape-scale resilience for salmon in the Anchor River, Cook Inletkeeper, Kachemak Heritage Land Trust, and Kenai Watershed Forum will integrate KBRR and USFWS watershed models and spatially-explicit, remotely-sensed thermal data to help Kachemak Heritage Land Trust determine which parcels with key Chinook and coho salmon habitat are the highest priority for permanent conservation, and work together to create and implement an outreach strategy for public and private landowner contact.

2012 outcomes:
This project will provide a unique opportunity to link state-of-the-art science with conservation planning and land protection strategies designed for perpetual habitat conservation to benefit salmon. This project builds upon previous work to create corridors of riparian land on the Anchor River to preserve salmon habitat.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG)
Cook Inletkeeper
Kachemak Heritage Land Trust
Kenai Watershed Forum
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (US FWS)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

2012 Waters to Watch