Conservation Planning Assistance
The Conservation Planning Assistance Branch works with other federal agencies,
project developers, and permitting authorities to develop project
proposals that minimize impacts to fish and wildlife. Primary program
1) Corps of Engineers permitting – Projects that require
fill in streams, tidelands, wetlands, or other waters of the United
States require authorization from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Our biologists work with
permit applicants and the Corps to ensure that projects are designed
to avoid the most sensitive habitat.
2) Federal Project Reviews – Federal agencies provide funding
for roads, and offer timber and other resources from public lands
in Southeast Alaska. We review project locations, designs, and construction
methods, and offer recommendations on ways to achieve project purposes
while minimizing harm to fish and wildlife.
3) Hydropower Development – Many communities in Southeast
Alaska are currently working to develop small hydropower facilities
for electrical generation. We work with project applicants and other
agencies to ensure that fish populations are protected.
Last updated: April 2018