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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. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at

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