Finding Common Ground for Salmon and Sitka Deer May 11, 2011 Alaska

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 Finding Common Ground for Salmon and Sitka Deer  May 11, 2011  Alaska  Management Habitat  USDA.gov (press release) (blog)

 ...Historically rich in fish and wildlife species, the Starrigavan Creek watershed in Sitka, Alaska, was clear-cut about 40 years ago by the state of Alaska for timber production, impacting fish and wildlife habitat in this popular local recreation area.   In 2008, USDA’s 
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)partnered with the U.S. Forest Service, the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources,Trout Unlimited and the Sitka Conservation Society to rehabilitate the Starrigavan Creek watershed. The goal was to improve habitat for salmon and deer, two keystone species for many watersheds in southeast Alaska that are also important for subsistence and recreation.


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