Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition


The Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire Southeast Alaskans and support community organizations working toward the wise management of our region’s watersheds. We envision a unified Southeast Alaskan voice that promotes the long-term sustainability of our rural communities and wise management of the region’s watersheds. We provide services and develop regionally relevant projects and programs in partnership with local organizations, tribes and municipalities. We work with Southeast Alaskans to build healthy communities, economies, and watersheds.

Community Food Security: Angoon Garden Assistance Program

angoon 4 The only permanent settlement on Admiralty Island, 55 miles Southwest of Juneau and 41 miles North of Sitka, Angoon is a small community of about 570 residents. Because of the community’s remote location, produce available in town is very expensive and has often traveled hundreds if not thousands of miles before reaching the consumer.

Pullen Creek Streamwalk: Protecting Salmon Habitat in Skagway

Pullen Creek 3 Known to many as the Gateway to the Klondike Goldrush, Skagway is home to roughly 900 residents and a popular travel destination for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The Pullen Creek Corridor has long been an area of interest to visitors and residents of Skagway. The creek’s proximity to the cruise ship docks and downtown area as well as its’ annual runs of king, pink, and coho salmon make the creek an attractive and accessible nature retreat. Read more.

Second Growth Structures

With support from the National Forest Foundation’s Community Capacity and Land Stewardship Program, Sitka Conservation Society has initiated projects with local partners that build community assets using locally milled timber products. These projects promote sustainable harvesting of second growth timber and micro timber sales that support small, local mills. Read more.

Cultural Revitalization and Economic Development in Wrangell

Construction of the Cultural Center in Downtown Wrangell, June 2013 A small island town with economic roots in the fishing and logging industries, Wrangell is nestled in the heart of the Inside Passage at the mouth of the mighty Stikine River. Wrangell’s cultural heritage is rooted in the traditions of the Stikine Tlingit and Haida tribes, a cultural connection that the Wrangell Cooperative Association has been working to revitalize and reestablish in the close-knit community of 2,300 residents. Read more.