Cook Inletkeeper

Clean Water · Healthy Salmon

Homer, AK   |  www.inletkeeper.org

Mission

Cook Inletkeeper is a community-based nonprofit organization that combines research, education and advocacy to protect Alaska's Cook Inlet watershed and the life it sustains.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Sue Mauger

Main address

3734 Ben Walters Lane

Homer, AK 99603 USA

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Formerly known as

Cook Inlet Keeper

EIN

92-0156450

NTEE code info

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Cook Inletkeeper is a community-based organization using a unique blend of advocacy, science and outreach in its mission to protect Alaska’s Cook Inlet watershed and the life it sustains. Inletkeeper’s advocacy work directly confronts oil and gas corporations’ role in toxic pollution and climate change. Inletkeeper’s decades-long stream temperature data collection effort highlights the intersection between climate change and wild salmon, ultimately informing land and water management decisions. Together, this work creates a strong foundation to press for meaningful long-term policy and regulatory change.

Our programs

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

Salmon Habitat Program

Cook Inletkeeper’s Salmon Habitat Program supports our goal to protect healthy salmon habitats and clean water. The Watershed Watch Project envisions sustainable human development that protects salmon streams, wetlands and other sensitive wildlife habitat areas from pollution and habitat destruction. Cook Inletkeeper relies on its “eyes and ears” network of concerned citizens to report incidents of pollution and habitat destruction to our toll free hotline (1-888 MY INLET), and organizes citizens to comment on large-scale development proposals and defend environmental policies. The Science-based Land Conservation Project promotes biodiversity in the watershed by protecting critical cold-water habitats using thermal imagery to identify groundwater inflows which create cold water stepping stones salmon will need to move up and down otherwise warming streams.

Population(s) Served

Cook Inletkeeper’s Clean Energy Program supports our goal to accelerate the transition to an equitable, decarbonized energy future. Cook Inletkeeper recognizes climate change as the most pressing threat posed to our natural systems and the people, communities and economies they support. The Energy Transition Program works to move energy projects and policies away from fossil fuel production and consumption, and toward renewable energy alternatives and lasting jobs that minimize impacts to fish habitat, water quality and human health. Cook Inletkeeper’s targeted energy strategies include aggressive legal, scientific and technical advocacy, effective citizen education and organizing, and persuasive media outreach.

Population(s) Served

Cook Inletkeeper’s Capacity Program supports our goal to build a healthy organization with the capacity to achieve its vision. Cook Inletkeeper works to build the internal operations capacity needed to maximize organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Through this program Cook Inletkeeper; a) grows a broader constituency for change in Cook Inlet; b) builds a diverse and sustainable funding base; c) enhances staff and board development through trainings, network meetings, and shared initiatives; and d) engages in strategic planning to maximize organizational productivity and effectiveness. A detailed annual work plan guides Cook Inletkeeper staff and is based on our strategic plan that includes concrete mechanisms for evaluating progress on a quarterly and annual basis.

Population(s) Served

Cook Inletkeeper's Local Resiliency Program is focused on building strong climate-resilient local communities. We work towards this through our local food initiatives which include 1) expanding access to local food and opportunities for farmers via the Alaska Food Hub; 2) supporting farmers and markets through the Alaska Farmers Market Association; and 3) strengthening food security and policy though the Alaska Food Policy Council. In addition we support community-led climate solutions through our Drawdown Climate Action Series and Actionkit

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our long-term goals are to empower change and civic engagement through advocacy, science and outreach to:
1. protect healthy salmon habitat and clean water;
2. accelerate the transition to an equitable, decarbonized energy future;
3. build strong climate-resilient local communities; and
4. increase our organizational effectiveness at achieving our vision.

Inletkeeper amplifies and implements its advocacy and science through a combination of community organizing and strategic communications. Inletkeeper engages with local communities and a strong coalition of groups in Alaska working to build a bridge to the future by protecting wild salmon landscapes and addressing the climate crisis. Inletkeeper’s organizing work includes building support for sustainable and equitable economies and local climate solutions; and participating in a team of data-driven community organizers who continue to build and activate a base of supporters who will stand up for their ways of life. In all this work, Inletkeeper creates targeted communications to amplify threats and opportunities to make positive change. Together, these organizing and communications strategies connect Inletkeeper with tens of thousands of Alaskans each year, engaging them in long-term relationships designed to build power to ensure a resilient Cook Inlet watershed for generations to come.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Cook Inletkeeper

Board of directors
as of 04/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Willow King

Michael O'Meara

Homer Electric Association Members Forum

Tom Evans

Subsistence Fisherman

Peter Mjos

Providence Alaska Medical Center

Willow King

Mel Strydom

The Grog Shop

Tania Spurkland

Teacher

Eve Downing

Student

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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