Apply for your PFD and support CRWP efforts
like the Kotsina Clean Up through P.C.G.
Check it out! Creating a barrier free watershed
presentation by Kate Morse
for WISE Online Lecture Series
Salmon Tank Web Cam Education:
Eggs have hatched!
See what's going on in our salmon tank live-stream


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

Have you heard?

Apply now for 2021 CRWP Scholarships

Do you know a graduating senior living in the Copper River watershed? Any graduating senior seeking continuing education who can explain how his or her current education goals will benefit the economy, culture, and/or environment of the Copper River watershed may apply!
A total of two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded: one to a graduating student from the Copper Basin, and one to a graduating student from the Cordova area.
Applications are due April 9, 2021.

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.

CRWP oversees Cooperative Weed Management Areas in Cordova and the Copper Basin to coordinate public and private resources to effectively treat high priority invasive plant species. Learn more about these cooperative efforts as well as to learn more about the high priority invasive plant species in the region.

CRWP is conducting a feasibility study to set up a cooperative greenhouse in Cordova. This is part of an effort to address food security in the Copper River watershed and rural Alaskan communities.

As part of our mission to ensure the continued health of our watershed communities, CRWP works to promote recycling throughout the Copper River area. We strive to maintain sustainable practices in our own operations, and want to encourage others to do so as well.

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.