The Copper River Watershed Project builds partnerships for on-the-ground projects and watershed-scale planning for economically diverse communities and a thriving, intact watershed.

Our Programs Making a Difference


We have completed a variety of habitat restoration & monitoring projects throughout the Copper River watershed to improve fish passage, re-vegetate and stabilize habitats for spawning and rearing salmon, assess water quality and identify salmon habitat for listing in the Alaska Department of Fish & Game’s Andaromous Waters Catalog.


CRWP programs take science learning outside for kids from grades K – 12. We lead field trips and classroom sessions on aquatic habitat, stormwater pollution, the salmon lifecycle, and watershed science. Students also participate in raising salmon fry from eggs in a classroom tank and releasing the fry come spring.


The Copper River watershed’s remote communities have much to offer! From the Copper River delta to the Wild and Scenic Gulkana River to North America’s largest World Heritage site in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, visitors are encouraged to explore the watershed’s unique geography and rich history.


Plastic Recycling Event on Friday March 31, 2017

Bring your CLEAN #1 and #2 plastics to the AC Parking lot on Friday December 2nd from 10 am – 7 pm for recycling.

If you are interested in volunteering at this event or future events please email Shae Bowman at shae@copperriver.org.


Copper River Stewardship Program applications available now! 

Are you interested in rafting on the Copper River, hiking on the Copper River Delta, and meeting new peers from communities throughout the Copper River watershed? Then don’t miss out on the 2017 Copper River Stewardship Program. We are looking for ten high school students for this year’s 10-day expedition.

Click the following link to download your application: 2017-crsp-recruitment-packet