KENAI WATERSHED FORUM

Working Together for Healthy Watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula

aka KWF   |   Soldotna, AK   |  http://www.kenaiwatershed.org

Mission

Kenai Watershed Forum's mission is "working together for healthy watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula." To achieve this mission Kenai Watershed Forum staff provide high quality research, education, and restoration programs to benefit the rivers, wetlands, and lakes and provide abundant habitat for wild alaskan salmon and many other species.

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director

Mr. Branden Bornemann

Main address

44129 Sterling Hwy

Soldotna, AK 99669 USA

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EIN

91-1829284

NTEE code info

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Pollution Abatement and Control Services (C20)

Science, General (includes Interdisciplinary Scientific Activities) (U20)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Education

KWF Education program strives to enhance the knowledge about watersheds and our environment to both adults and K-12 students.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Research
programs vary from remote sensing mapping of wetlands and changes at the
landscape scale from both human and natural events to monitoring water quality
and quantity of streams.

Hydrocarbon Research

Baseline Water Quality Monitoring

Turbidity Monitoring in the Kenai River

Flow Monitoring

Temperature Monitoring

Fish Catalog - identifying unregistered salmon habitat

Stormwater Mapping

ALCES

Wetlands and Wetland Atlas

Watershed Atlas Develipment

Population(s) Served
Adults

Kenai Watershed Forum’s restoration plan targets
two priority areas: fish passage and invasive species. Unrestricted access
though stream corridors to spawning, rearing or over-wintering habitat is
essential to maintaining salmon production.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Stream Watch is a volunteer centered river and coastal stewardship and education program. Stream Watch began in 1994, and volunteers work each summer season conducting habitat protection and restoration work to protect the world class fish habitat on the Kenai Peninsula. This program engages anglers, participants in personal use fisheries, youth, elders, and a diversity of other demographics to create a broad culture of habitat conservation and stewardship in the region.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Retired people
Alaskan Natives
Families

Where we work

Awards

River Hero, Coastal America Partner, Person of the Year (Executive Director), Susan Ruddy Community Conservation 2008

Rivernetwork, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, The Nature Conservancy of Alaska

Financials

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KENAI WATERSHED FORUM

Board of directors
as of 2/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Denise Newbould

David Wartinbee

Professor - University of Alaska

Aaron Cooper

ACE Fishing Adventures

Terri Carter

School Teacher

Matthew Pyhala

AK Advanced Care Chiropractic

Scott Bloom

Attorney, City of Kenai

Dave Trudgen

Senior Scientist