Alaska is the largest state in the nation and home to almost half of the nation’s rivers and lakes. For the most part our water is relatively clean and abundant. Our healthy watersheds support strong populations of fish and wildlife, which provide opportunities that are economically, socially, and culturally vital for many Alaskans. Despite this, people may only be vaguely aware of the essential part Alaska’s water plays in their lives. Everyone has an impact on Alaska’s fish and wildlife resources and the habitats they depend on, but not everyone understands their role in maintaining a sustainable future for these resources.
It Takes a Watershed to Raise a Fish
This Power Point presentation can be used to teach about watersheds, what freshwater fish need to survive, and how people may affect watersheds and fish habitat. You may download the entire presentation below, or download a portion.
- Full Presentation (PowerPoint file 42,500 kB)
- Part 1: Introduction and Overview (PowerPoint file 743 kB)
- Part 2: Watersheds and Fish Habitat (PowerPoint file 13,133 kB)
- Part 3: Habitat Needs of Alaskan Fishes (PowerPoint file 15,599 kB)
- Part 4: People, Fish Habitat, and Watersheds (PowerPoint file 22,053 kB)