Chuitna Acquisition Protects Salmon Habitat

The protection of this Cook Inlet habitat comes at a time of rising development pressure.

Anchorage, AK | September 19, 2008

The Nature Conservancy recently purchased a 160-parcel near the mouth of the Chuit River, located in the Cook Inlet Basin. The land was willed from a private estate to the Catholic Foundation of Alaska. The purchase, finalized this August, will help conserve high-value habitat for five species of salmon.

The Conservancy’s purchase of the property on the Chuit River comes at a time when residents are facing pressure to develop the area’s resources, including recreational development, gravel mining, and coal mining. At the same time, the Chuit River watershed is important to local residents who depend on the plant, animal and fish species for subsistence activities. 

Find out more about the Conservancy's work in the Cook Inlet Basin through the Cook Inlet Basin Ecoregional Assessment.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the web at To learn about the Conservancy’s global initiatives, visit To keep up with current Conservancy news, follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Contact information

Dustin Solberg
Press Contact
(907)276-3133 ext. 117

Related Links


   Please leave this field empty
x animal

Sign up for Nature eNews!

Sign Up for Nature e-News

Learn about the places you love. Find out
how you can help.

Thank you for joining our online community!

We’ll be in touch soon with more Nature Conservancy news, updates and exciting stories.

Please leave this field empty

I'm already on the list!

Read our privacy policy.