Chapter 15 SLA 09 allocates a portion of the State of Alaska's CIAP funds to the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development for legislatively-named recipients. The City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) was allocated $$1,636,085 through this legislation. The Habitat Mapping and Analysis Project is a project the CBJ is carrying out with its CIAP funds.
Located on the mainland of Southeast Alaska, opposite Douglas Island, Juneau was built at the heart of the Inside Passage along the Gastineau Channel. It lies 900 air miles northwest of Seattle and 577 air miles southeast of Anchorage. The Habitat Mapping and Analysis Project will map salmon streams and wetlands within the boundaries of the CBJ.
February 1, 2012 to February 28, 2016
The CBJ is larger than the state of Rhode Island and contains hundreds of extremely productive salmon-bearing streams and associated wetlands. As the community grows, the municipality needs to minimize damage to salmon habitat and wetlands while allowing appropriate development. Current habitat maps are outdated and inaccurate, which results in permit review delays and unintentional habitat damage. Reliable digital maps are critical for addressing this problem.
The Habitat Mapping and Analysis Project will map streams and wetlands adjacent to proposed development within the CBJ, with an emphasis on properties near the road system and remote areas with planned renewable energy and mineral projects. This project will benefit Juneau's natural coastal environment through two project components:
This project is currently underway.
Phone: (907) 586-0755
Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development