Kenai Mountains to Sea

What is “Kenai Mountains to Sea”?

Kenai Mountains to Sea: Interjurisdictional Corridors   (click to enlarge)

Kenai Mountains to Sea is a partnership of local agencies that formed out of the concern for our rapidly-changing Kenai Peninsula. While nearly three-fourths of the peninsula is managed within three federal conservation units, the partnership identified the need for peninsula-wide land conservation strategy to sustain our way of life by promoting natural, resource-based community assets. This initiative will leverage existing land conservation by focusing on the 20 interjurisdictional anadromous stream corridors that pass from federal conservation estate through non-federal lands to reach the sea. While working with willing private and public land owners, the partnership aims to utilize tools such as easements, land acquisition and stream bank restoration as well as unconventional methods including development of green space for recreational purposes and local option zoning to patch together disparate efforts and parcels, thereby creating a contiguous corridor running from mountains to sea.

Kenai Mountains to Sea: Strategic Plan

Focus Areas

The partnership has chosen to focus its collaborative efforts on the 20 interjurisdictional stream corridors found on the peninsula. In other words, headwaters of the streams within the corridors under consideration begin under protection on federal lands, flowing through non-federal lands to the sea. In total, these streams represent 771 miles (or 43%) of stream miles peninsula-wide.

  • Aialik Bay
  • Beaver Creek
  • Crooked Creek
  • Deep Creek (North Fork)
  • Fox River
  • Funny River
  • Harding-Gateway
  • Harris Bay
  • Kasilof River
  • Kenai River
  • Killey River
  • Moose River
  • Nuka Bay (3 streams)
  • Otter Creek
  • Resurrection Creek
  • Resurrection River
  • Seven Egg Creek
  • Sheep Creek
  • Sixmile Creek
  • Swanson River

Contact

Have a parcel in mind, or just want to learn more about Kenai Mountains to Sea? Contact us here.

Working together for healthy watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula since 1997.