OUR VISION

We believe the Copper River watershed can have a vibrant, healthy future.

Kate Morse just wrapped up a presentation at the Fish Passage Bootcamp session for the 2024 Alaska Statewide Watershed Workshop in Juneau.

Sharing knowledge, experience, pitfalls, and paths to success with other watershed advocates and partners helps everyone succeed!
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Learn more about our Fish Passage work and find resources by clicking our bio link and selecting the Fish Habitat Restoration button!
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#fishpassage #alaskawatersheds #alaskaworkshop #copperriverwatershed
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This week,, February 20 - 22, the 2024 Alaska Statewide Watershed Workshop will feature guest speakers, foods from around Alaska, and a great opportunity to network with other watershed advocates!

Join us in Juneau for the in-person event. Limited travel stipends are available. Contact khrystl@sawcak.org for more information.

Or, if you can`t leave home, register for the virtual event and attend the workshop sessions online.
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Register by clicking our bio link and selecting the Alaska Statewide Watershed Workshop button.
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#watershedworkshop #JuneauAlaska #alaskawatersheds #networking #localfood #wildfood #watersheds
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Thanks to the planning team for making this workshop possible! Tyonek Tribal Conservation District, Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, Copper River Watershed Project, kenaiwatershedforum , tvwatershed , Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council, anchorage.waterways.council , troutunlimitedalaska , Klawock Indigenous Stewards Forest Partnership, se_ak_fish_habitat . Funded by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
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There is still time to nominate your superhero for the Watershed Champion Award, to be awarded next week at the 2024 Alaska Statewide Watershed Workshop in Juneau, February 20 - 22!

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to improve your region?
Help us recognize individuals and organizations championing Alaska`s watersheds by nominating a Watershed Champion!

Paste this form URL into your browser to nominate your special someone(s) for the award:
https://form.jotform.com/240327406408047
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To register for the workshop, click our bio link and select the Alaska Statewide Watershed Workshop button!
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Special thanks to the planners of this workshop for making it happen! Tyonek Tribal Conservation District , Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, Copper River Watershed Project, kenaiwatershedforum , tvwatershed , Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council, anchorage.waterways.council , troutunlimitedalaska , Klawock Indigenous Stewards Forest Partnership, se_ak_fish_habitat . Funded by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

#watershedworkshop #JuneauAlaska #networking #nonprofitorganizations
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Nominate your superhero for the Watershed Champion Award, to be awarded next week at the 2024 Alaska Statewide Watershed Workshop in Juneau, February 20 - 22!

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to improve your region?
Help us recognize individuals and organizations championing Alaska`s watersheds by nominating a Watershed Champion!

Paste this form url into your browser to nominate your special someone(s) for the award:
https://form.jotform.com/240327406408047
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To register for the workshop, click our bio link and select the Alaska Statewide Watershed Workshop button!
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Special thanks to the planners of this workshop for making it happen! Tyonek Tribal Conservation District , Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, Copper River Watershed Project, kenaiwatershedforum , tvwatershed , Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council, anchorage.waterways.council , troutunlimitedalaska , Klawock Indigenous Stewards Forest Partnership, se_ak_fish_habitat . Funded by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

#watershedworkshop #JuneauAlaska #networking #nonprofitorganizations
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Join us in Juneau next week for the 2024 Alaska Statewide Watershed Workshop!

With guest speakers, foods & goods from watersheds around the state, and a lot of shared knowledge on all things watersheds, this workshop is a great opportunity to network with others and celebrate the regions of Alaska!

Limited travel stipends are available. Contact khrystl@sawcak.org for more information.
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To register, click our bio link and select the Alaska Statewide Watershed Workshop button!
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#watershedworkshop #JuneauAlaska #alaskawatersheds #networking #localfood #wildfood #watersheds
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Thank you to the planning team for making it happen! Tyonek Tribal Conservation District , Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, Copper River Watershed Project, kenaiwatershedforum , tvwatershed , Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council, anchorage.waterways.council , troutunlimitedalaska , Klawock Indigenous Stewards Forest Partnership, se_ak_fish_habitat . Funded by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
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This is it - submit your comments to the BLM before the end of the day today, February, 14th!

There are BLM-managed lands up and down the Copper River watershed, especially at the headwaters and along the headwaters of rivers that flow into Prince William Sound to the east of the Delta. These lands have been closed to industrial activity since they were withdrawn under ANCSA in 1971.

Currently, the land is protected under ANSCA 17(d)(1) lands or D-1 lands. There are Alternatives up for review that could revoke these protections.

"The communities of Glennallen, Gulkana, Slana, Mentasta Lake, Cantwell, Copper Center, and Gakona were among the communities listed with `the most potential acres of federal subsistence priority loss.`" —Copper River Record / February 8, 2024

To write your comments, go to this link and click the Black Box stating Participate Now: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2018002/510
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📷 Wild Salmon Center
#fishandwildlife #alaskawildlands #publicinput #salmonhabitat #huntingandfishing #subsistence #d1lands
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CRWP will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships this year! One to a graduating student from the Copper Basin and one to a graduating student from the Cordova area.

Any graduating senior seeking continuing education who can explain how their current education goals will benefit the economy, culture, and/or environment of the Copper River watershed may apply. Examples include pursuing a degree in resource management, business management, tourism/hospitality, education, public policy, environmental science, GIS, hydrology, etc.

Home school students in the region and students who have significant ties to the region are also eligible to apply. CRWP scholarships are a one-time award, and money will be sent directly to the educational institution that you will be attending.
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Learn more and apply here: https://copperriver.org/programs/watershed-education/scholarship-program/
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📷 Kat Walker
#scholarship #copperriverwatershed #watershededucation #educationopportunity
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CRWP is an official Pick.Click.Give organization!

Clicking and giving to CRWP helps us continue the work of building watershed-wide partnerships and collaborate on projects to keep the Copper River watershed healthy and thriving for communities and the fish they depend on.

Filing for the Alaska Permanent Dividend Fund is open January 1 - March 31, 2024.
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Go to www.pickclickgive.org to learn more.
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Learn more about our watershed projects and education programs at https://copperriver.org
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#PickClickGive #nonprofitorganization #alaskanonprofit #copperriverwatershed
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Have you heard?

Alaska Statewide Watershed Workshop

Join us in Juneau, February 20-22, for the 2024 Alaska Statewide Watershed Workshop!
Kate Morse will be speaking at the Fish Passage Bootcamp session along with other Alaska watershed speakers, thinkers, and leaders. This is a great networking opportunity and a fun way to learn and share about all things watersheds.
CRWP Scholarship Opportunity!

CRWP will award two $1,000 scholarships this year! One to a graduating student from the Copper Basin, and one to a graduating student from the Cordova area.

Home school students in the region and students who have significant ties to the region are also eligible to apply. CRWP scholarships are a one-time award, and money will be sent directly to the educational institution that you will be attending.

Adopt a Valentine Fry!

For those of you who missed out during the holiday rush, it’s not too late to make a lasting impression on the youth of the Copper River watershed!

Adopt a Valentine Fry and support watershed education programs like Salmon in the Classroom and the Copper River Stewardship Program, which gets youth up-close to the lifecycle of salmon and the habitat they thrive in.

CRWP Watershed Education Program Article

Our Program Director, Kate Morse, and Kenny Lakes school teacher, Jennifer Hodges, along with Tommy Sheridan (Alaska Blue Economy Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks), were featured in the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission Newsletter in January!

Click the button below to read  the full article featuring the 2022 International Year of the Salmon (IYS) Pan-Pacific Winter High Seas Expedition working with Kenny Lake students through our Watershed Education program.

 

CRWP Planning Survey

Please help shape the next 25 years of work for the Copper River Watershed Project by taking this survey. There are 24 questions that should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Select the button below to complete the survey online, or click here to download a printable survey.

Survey completion will enter you into a drawing to win a $500 Visa gift card!

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