Rainbow Trout in Fish Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Alaska. USFWS/K.Mueller
Operating under the banner of the National Fish Habitat Partnership, Alaska's recognized fish habitat partnerships are working on behalf of Alaska's wild, native fish.
These six recognized partnerships are part of a national network of locally-driven, voluntary, and non-regulatory collaboratives. Active partnerships made up of diverse interests are increasingly necessary to sustain Alaska’s locally and globally important fisheries – especially in geographic areas where habitat overlays a mosaic of private, state, tribal and federal lands and threats to fish habitat are at play.
Working together to protect, maintain, restore and enhance fish habitat throughout Alaska.
Alaska's first partnership to be formally recognized by the National Fish Habitat Partnership board was the Mat-Su Basin Salmon Habitat Partnership in 2006, followed by the Southwest Alaska Partnership in 2008, the Kenai Peninsula Partnership in 2010, and the Southeast Alaska Partnership in 2013. The Western Native Trout Initiative and Pacific Lamprey Partnership serve larger geographies that include Alaska.