The focus and activities of the Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership (SEAKFHP) have been developed through a collaborative effort of SEAKFHP Partners and are documented in the partnerships Strategic Action Plan.
To achieve the broad mission of the partnership, this strategic action plan focuses on three Conservation Goals and is supported by four Core Partnership Functions. The intent of this plan is to share a blueprint on the actions the partnership will focus on to meet these goals. By fostering regional Partnership Strategies, strengthening collaboration, elevating work accomplished and planned by partners, incorporating science-based information, and articulating key priorities and needs shared across mixed-ownership watersheds and nearshore areas throughout Southeast Alaska, the partnership will achieve improved on-the-ground conservation outcomes across the region. Southeast Alaska communities and the numerous fish species that rely on these habitats will benefit.
SEAKFHP is a nationally recognized fish habitat partnership and follows the guidance of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP). As such our conservation goals and partnership actions are closely tied to this national plan. In addition to guidance offered through the national plan success of the partnership relies on the collaboration, cooperation, and support of regional partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, academic and research institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, and citizens.
You can find a copy of the partnerships SEAKFHP Strategic Action Plan 2014 – 2016 here. The SEAKFHP Steering Committee anticipates revisiting this plan in approximately 3 years. This plan was shared as part of the 2013 Southeast Alaska Watershed Symposium and regional input was used to strengthen the plan and raise awareness of it across the region.
SEAKFHP is currently working to strengthen its nearshore/marine focused strategies. In working with NOAA partners and other stakeholders in the region a set of “developing” strategy areas have been identified and briefly captured in this developing strategies map. The partnership will be convening meetings in the near future to develop these further into conservation actions that will be come a part of the partnership’s revised strategic plan due to be completed in 2016.