Leif Creek Restoration
150°55’9.55″W 60°50’30.86″N, North of Captain Cook State Park
To open 3+ miles of salmon habitat previously blocked.
North of Nikiski, one hits the end of the road at Captain Cook State Park. Two remote subdivisions without road service are reached by ATVs traveling along a shared pipeline and right-of-way easement. This access route crosses several salmon bearing streams, the first of which is Leif Creek, about 4 miles out. A flattened culvert completely blocked the stream during low water. In the early fall of 2005, several hundred adult salmon returning to spawn were blocked by the culvert. KWF removed the culvert and replaced it with a bridge in Spring 2007.
Kenai Watershed Forum
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Natural Resource Conservation Service
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Coastal America Foundation
L&J Enterprises Excavating
Daniel’s Creek (Nikiski)