(Released: April 06, 2022 - Expired: May 04, 2022)

CONTACT: Jessica Johnson
Habitat Biologist
(907) 267-2403

2022 Mat-Su Valley Streambank Rehabilitation Workshop

(Palmer) - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish is offering a Streambank Rehabilitation Workshop in the Big Lake area. This workshop will be held over three days: two half-days in a virtual classroom setting and one full day outside in a hands-on setting.

The virtual classroom days will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10-11, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The classroom will cover techniques for rehabilitation and restoring riparian habitat including bioengineering construction and plant materials, riparian and salmon habitat needs, bioengineering techniques, and case studies throughout Alaska. As the classroom will be held virtually there is no limit to the number of participants who can attend the classroom portion.

The hands-on day will take place in Big Lake on Friday, May 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Participants will get their hands dirty, and boots muddy while installing a portion of a streambank rehabilitation project using techniques and materials that they learned about in the classroom portion. Due to COVID-19, only 20 people will be allowed to participate in the hands-on portion. Sign up for this portion of the workshop will be on a first-come, first-serve basis (with a waitlist). It is required that participants attend both classroom days in order to participate in the hands-on day.

This workshop is free and open to the public but advance registration is required for the course. Registration for this workshop is open now and will close at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. To sign up for the 2022 Mat-Su Valley Streambank Rehabilitation Workshop or for additional information, please contact the program’s Habitat Biologist Jess Johnson at (907) 267-2403 or by email.