The Copper River Watershed Project promotes a salmon-rich, intact watershed and culturally diverse communities by forming partnerships for watershed-scale planning and projects.

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 August 25, 2017

Bring your CLEAN #1 and #2 plastics to the AC Parking lot on Friday August  25, 2017 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.

Wild Harvest Feast: Saturday September 2, 2017.

Join us for a celebration of the fall harvest at the Wild Harvest Feast. The dinner will showcase fall coho and locally harvested mushrooms and berries prepared by Chef Jeff Qualls of Rye in Mckinney Texas.

Tickets $65 dollars per person and on sale now. Call 424-3334 to reserve yours today!


The CRWP Watershed Hero Award goes to. . . 

Congratulations to Matt Morse of Glennallen for winning the Watershed Hero Award!

Ruth McHenry and Linda Ruthledge nominated Matt for his work in reducing reliance on single-use plastic bags in the Copper Basin.

Matt works at the Glennallen Landfill and noticied a proliferation of plastic bags in the surrouding trees. As a result, Matt started a petition and took it to the local business managers and the Chamber of Commerce.

In less then a year, the local grocery store, IGA, switched from plastic to paper or reuseable bags.