The Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership (SEAKFHP) formed through local working group efforts initiated in 2010 to bring together local communities, non-profit organizations, state and federal agencies, and residents to conserve fish habitat across Southeast Alaska utilizing coordinated strategies and local partnership actions.  This focus on a bottom-up, locally driven, voluntary and non-regulatory effort was inspired by the approach outlined in the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP; www.fishhabitat.org).

Through efforts of the working group the SEAKFHP became recognized by the National Fish Habitat Board as a candidate fish habitat partnership in the fall of 2011, and was fully recognized in the spring of 2014.  SEAKFHP work towards 4 broad CORE FUNCTIONS:

  1. Grow diversity and capacity of the partnership
  2. Develop organizational strength & perseverance of the partnership
  3. Provide services to SEAKFHP Partners and Southeast Alaska communities
  4. Develop regionally relevant fish habitat conservation strategies

Check out our SEAKFHP Fact Sheet for recent updates on the partnership and let us know if you are interested in joining or working with the SEAKFHP.