Anchor River Salmon Habitat Protection

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Land or Easement Acquisition
Project IDAK52003
Recovery Domains -
Start Date03/01/2019
End Date02/28/2021
Year2018
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/21/2021
 
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Description    


Kachemak Heritage Land Trust (KHLT) increased the size of the protected salmon rearing and spawning habitat on the Anchor River by purchasing and protecting a two-hectare parcel of undeveloped land. Adjacent to the 14.5-hectare Anchor River State Recreation Site and semi-adjacent to 22.26 hectares of KHLT-owned conservation land, this acquisition will further efforts to conserve properties along this corridor of the Anchor River in perpetuity. Including two hectares of wetlands, banks on both sides of the river (a total of over 304 meters of streambank), an island, downed logs, and gravel beds, protection of this habitat minimizes erosion and provides shelter, shade, and resting places to Chinook, coho, and pink salmon, Dolly Varden char, and steelhead.

Project Benefit    


This project will increase the protected conservation corridor along the anadromous Anchor River, protecting salmon habitat on a property otherwise vulnerable to development and entirely composed of riparian wetlands. Protecting this important spawning and rearing habitat in perpetuity will be of great value to the overall health of the salmon and steelhead population in the Anchor River.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Land Acquisition
  Acres Acquired or Protected 5.0 5.0
  Stream Bank Miles Acquired
  or Protected
.23 .19

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$40,431
Other$15,028
Report Total:$55,459


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Worksites

45126296    


  • Worksite Identifier: 45126296
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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Kenai Peninsula
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  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 59.739509
  • Longitude: -151.743835

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Chinook
  • Un-Named ESU Coho
  • Un-Named ESU Pink
  • Un-Named ESU Steelhead

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 55,459.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .23
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding 55,459.00
      •      . . . . C.10.b Habitat treatments applied (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.10.c.1 Acquisition or lease of land, wetland or estuarine area for conservationY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.2 Type of acquisition to protect habitat (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.3 Type of property protected (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.4 Date of expiration of protection12/31/9999 (mm/dd/yyyy)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.5 Miles of streambank protected by land or easement acquisition .23
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.6 Acres of land, wetland or estuarine area acquired 5.0