Juneau Fish & Wildlife Field Office
Alaska Region


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 areas include:

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 Old Growth Reserve. USFWS.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