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Critical Habitat Area Regulations

Critical Habitat Areas are established by the State Legislature (AS 16.20.500) to “protect and preserve habitat areas especially crucial to the perpetuation of fish and wildlife, and to restrict all other uses not compatible with the primary purpose.” Permits are required from the Habitat Division for any habitat altering activity (AS 16.20.520-530) or any activity which disturbs fish or wildlife other than lawful hunting, trapping and fishing. Please see individual area management plans and contact the Habitat Division with any questions.

Name of Critical Habitat Area Established by Management Plan Adoption Regulation Specific Regulations
Anchor River and Fritz Creek Critical Habitat Area AS 16.20.605  5 AAC 95.600 (1990)
Chilkat River Critical Habitat Area AS 16.20.585 none, see 11 AAC 21
Cinder River Critical Habitat Area AS 16.20.560 BBCHA in review
Clam Gulch Critical Habitat Area AS 16.20.595
Copper River Delta Critical Habitat Area AS 16.20.600
Dude Creek Critical Habitat Area AS 16.20.610
Egegik Critical Habitat Area AS 16.20.565 BBCHA in review
Fox River Flats Critical Habitat Area AS 16.20.580 5 AAC 95.610 (1994)
Homer Airport Critical Habitat Area AS 16.20.030
Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat Area AS 16.20.590 5 AAC 95.610 (1994) 5 AAC 95.300 Prohibit on bottom aquatic farming
5 AAC 95.310 Prohibit PWC
Kalgin Island Critical Habitat Area AS 16.20.575
Pilot Point Critical Habitat Area AS 16.20.570 BBCHA in review
Port Heiden Critical Habitat Area AS 16.20.555 BBCHA in review
Port Moller Critical Habitat Area AS 16.20.550 BBCHA in review
Redoubt Bay Critical Habitat Area AS 16.20.625 5 AAC 95.615 (1994)
Tugidak Island Critical Habitat Area AS 16.20.515  5 AAC 95.620 (1995)
Willow Mountain Critical Habitat Area AS 16.20.620