New 2022 Freshwater Conservation Action Plan

In January 2022, we convened a team of 18 experts in fish habitat and conservation to develop a Conservation Action Plan for the Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership. The plan outlines detailed strategies, threats, and recommended actions for freshwater fish...

Summer 2022 Water Quality Sampling Results Available

Kenai Watershed Forum has received all laboratory results from it’s Summer 2022 Baseline Water Quality Monitoring. The results are currently being prepared for upload to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Quality Exchange, a pubic data repository for water...

Vogel Lake and Miller Creek Hydrology

In Fall 2019, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) were notified of several adult pike caught in Vogel Lake near the Northwest tip of the Kenai Peninsula. Pike are a non-native fish species of great concern in south central Alaska, as they are voracious...

Jack Buban (KWF Intern 2021)

The summer (and ensuing fall) that I spent working with KWF proved to be the most influential period of my life both professionally and personally. Being surrounded by people so inspired to work for a resource that means so much to this ecosystem, economy, and the...

Burke Haywood (KWF Intern 2021 & 2022)

My first summer interning with the Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) was easily the most impactful and enjoyable work experience I have ever had and – like many interns before me – I enjoyed it so much that I returned for a second summer. During my time at KWF...

Baby Salmon Live Here!

One of the many great outreach works run by The Salmon Project was the “Baby Salmon Live Here” campaign. The campaign challenged us to recognize salmon habitat not only among the wide, clear rivers and lakes where adults leap up waterfalls, but also to see...

Spring 2022 Water Quality Sampling Results Available

Kenai Watershed Forum has received all laboratory results from it’s Spring 2022 Baseline Water Quality Monitoring. The results are currently being prepared for upload to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Quality Exchange, a pubic data repository...

The Kenai River Water Quality Action Framework

In winter 2022, Kenai Watershed Forum began work on project called the, “Kenai River Water Quality Action Framework.” With this project we aim to give the Kenai River a “health check-up” by looking at water quality in the river. Using our extensive dataset from the...

Kenai River gets spring health check-up

Kenai Watershed Forum’s biannual Kenai River Baseline Water Quality Monitoring program was recently featured on our local public radio station KDLL. Spring 2022 marked the 22nd consecutive year of this program that works with community partners to gather water...

As local streams warm, cold water inputs could be crucial for salmon

In summer 2021, KDLL public radio reporter Sabine Poux joined us a day of fieldwork at Beaver Creek, near the city of Kenai. Kenai Watershed Forum is working with other local nonprofits including Cook Inletkeeper and Kachemak Heritage Land Trust to identify and...
Working together for healthy watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula since 1997.