Fish Passage Program
on the Kenai Peninsula
The National Fish
Passage Program was established in 1999 to improve fish access to
historical habitat. This Program addresses the problem of fish barriers
by working with local communities and partner agencies to restore natural
flows and fish migration. In Alaska, the Fish Passage Program provides technical assistance and federal funds to
remove, replace, or retrofit culverts, weirs, abandoned dams, or other
structures that impede fish movement. The Program also supports surveys
of fish barriers within important watersheds
To restore native fish and other aquatic species to self-sustaining
levels by reconnecting habitat that has been fragmented by barriers.
Examples of Fish Passage efforts:
Information and Program Requirements:
- Installing bridges or replacing culverts to improve fish passage.
- Improving instream hydrology.
- Projects must result in improved access for fish and other aquatic
- Cost sharing by partners is encouraged.
- Projects must be cost effective.
- Funds may be used for projects on both public and private lands.
This is a competitive program. Those projects providing the greatest
benefits will be selected annually, up to the limits of available funding.
If you are interested in doing a project on the Kenai Peninsula, please
contact Mike Edwardsr, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at Mike Edwards@fws.gov or by phone at (907) 260-0125
To learn more about this program, see "How
to Participate" or visit the Alaska Region Partners
for Fish and Wildlife web site.
Last updated: April 1, 2010