Anadromous Cataloging and Fish Inventory in Select Drainages of the Upper Tanana and Yukon Rivers - 2020

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Salmonid Habitat Assessment / Inventory
Project IDAK53013
Recovery Domains -
Start Date04/01/2020
End Date05/31/2023
Last Edited10/21/2021
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During the summer of 2020, Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Sport Fish, staff will conduct a rapid, systematic inventory of anadromous fish distribution and associated aquatic and riparian habitat in select drainages of the upper Tanana and Fortymile rivers and adjacent Yukon River drainages. Target streams will be selected to fill gaps in coverage of the State of Alaskas Catalog of Waters Important for the Spawning, Rearing or Migration of Anadromous Fishes (AWC) in freshwater habitats expected to support anadromous fish populations likely to be impacted by human activities. Each of two crews will sample standardized target stream reaches using electro-fishers with sufficient effort to collect all species (perhaps with the exception of rare species) of the extant fish community. At each sampling site, crews will also document standard aquatic and riparian habitat characteristics. For each water body in which anadromous fish are observed, nominations to the AWC will be submitted.

Project Benefit    

This project is expected to add approximately 300 previously unlisted kilometers of salmon habitat to the AWC. Only anadromous fish habitat listed in the AWC receives protection under the Anadromous Fish Act and various other policies that provide additional protections to specified anadromous fish habitat. Also, providing more complete and accessible fish community and habitat information will help ADF&G as well as other federal, state, and local resource agencies better implement their respective fish habitat management, protection, and research missions. Better protection and management of salmon habitat will benefit salmon fisheries and the communities they sustain by safeguarding critical salmon habitat and thereby ensuring the long-term productivity of habitats and their salmon populations.


Metric Completed Originally
Planning and Assessment
  Stream Miles Assessed 180.00

Funding Details

Report Total:$201,730

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  • Worksite Identifier: 47266937
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Location Information

  • Basin: Porcupine River
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  • State: Alaska
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  • Latitude: 65.53355
  • Longitude: -143.5794


  • Un-Named ESU Coho




  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding .00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed
    •      . . B.2 Salmonid Habitat Assessment / InventoryY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.2.a Habitat Assessment Funding
      •      . . . . B.2.c Instream SurveyY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.2.c.1 Type of instream survey (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . B.2.c.2 Stream miles assessed