Welcome to KPFHP
Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership is a conservation partnership on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. This partnership is working with the National Fish Habitat Action Plan to protect, restore, and enhance our area's fish and aquatic communities.
The Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership (KPFHP) was approved as a recognized Fish Habitat Partnership at a meeting of the National Fish Habitat Board on Friday January 15, 2010. KPFHP becomes the 15th regional fish habitat partnership in the U. S. and represents the 3rd such partnership in Alaska. These partnerships, developed concurrently with the National Fish Habitat Plan, are designed to raise awareness of fish initiatives, assign priorities, and generate annual congressional support to improve aquatic habitat.
2013 KPFHP Science Symposium
Linking Science to Action
Join us for the inaugural Science Symposium in Homer on April 17th & 18th. The Symposium will be an opportunity for all partners to discuss the draft Conservation Action Plan as well as an opportunity for partners to share their ongoing work and get feedback on ideas for the future. The Symposium will feature a series of presentation sessions and break-out groups, but the highlight of the Symposium will be an evening social and presentation by Dr. Randy Olson, scientist turned filmkaker. Dr. Olson’s keynote address is titled “Winning Hearts and Minds Through a More Critical Approach to Storytelling”.
In 2010 and 2011, the Partnership provided over $180,000 in funding to nine different projects with Partner organizations on the Kenai Peninsula. This allocation was leveraged with over $500,000 of matching funds, for a total investment of close to $700,000 addressing the Focal Areas of Biological Complexity, Science and Technology, and Education. In 2012, we anticipate funding an additional four projects for $90,000.
KPFHP is one of several partnerships developed concurrently with the National Fish Habitat Plan, designed to raise awareness of fish initiatives, assign priorities, and generate annual congressional support to improve aquatic habitat.
National Fish Habitat Action Plan is all about locally-driven efforts that build private and public partnerships to improve fish habitat. Fish Habitat Action Plan partnerships are self-identified, self-organized, and self-directed communities of interest formed around geographic areas, keystone species, or system types.
These partnerships are...
Non-regulatory and voluntary
Locally and regionally based, driven by grassroots partners
Focused on protection, restoration and enhancement in key watersheds
Sustainable and accountable