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Since 2010 ADF&G and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provide Fish Passage Workshops annually at no-cost to the participants. These 2-day workshops provide state-of-the-art information about the design and construction of fish-friendly culverts.

Past presenters have included engineers, hydrologists, project managers and biologists from ADF&G, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and local non-profits. Topics included:

  • Fisheries Biology,
  • Alaska Fish Passage Regulatory Framework,
  • Fish Passage Assessment,
  • Intro to Methods of Design,
  • Intro to Alaska hydrology and Geomorphology,
  • Stream Simulation Design,
  • Construction Considerations and
  • Introduction to Fish Passage Models.

Periodically we also offer field trips to view planned and completed fish passage projects for workshop attendees.


2017 Fish Passage Workshop

March 8–9, 8:00AM—4:30PM

Rabbit Creek Rifle Range
15222 Seward Highway, Anchorage, AK 99503

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Alaska Department of Fish and Game invite you to attend the 2017 Anchorage fish passage workshop.

This workshop provides engineers, planners, NGO staff, hydrologists, project and environmental managers, biologists, and others the necessary background to see a fish passage project from planning to completion. Participants will learn basic concepts related to stream processes and fish habitat, the basics of modeling fish and fish passage in different areas of the State, how to read and evaluate various designs, and how to minimize interference with stream processes and aquatic species movement. Regulatory and current standards across Alaska are presented and discussed. As information is presented in stages, participants will work in teams to resolve fish passage scenarios.

There is no charge to attend this workshop.

To register or for more information contact Gillian O'Doherty ( / 907-267-2146).

There is no cost for attending the workshops or the one day fieldtrips, please contact Gillian O'Doherty for information on scheduling and participation.

workshop attendees examine a culvert