WRAP MAP (Mapping Aquatic Priorities)- Chena
Tanana Valley Watershed Association has begun a new watershed plan for the Chena watershed (including Piledriver Slough), and we need your input. As most of you know, the Chena watershed is vitally important to the Yukon Chinook populations. The final product will be a map of the Chena watershed, that will use historic loss, current condition and future threats to prioritize aquatic habitats for restoration and preservation. It will be a tool for permitting and land management agencies to help focus efforts to maintain and improve these habitats on a watershed basis, using salmon as a key indicator species of the health of the habitat.
For those of you who were involved in the Watershed Resource Action Plan we coordinated in 2014 and 2015, this effort will be similar, but less intensive, and focused on the aquatic resources (the streams and wetlands) of the Chena watershed. Meetings are held every other month. Please contact us if you'd like to be involved!
1st Meeting October 3rd 2017
This meeting was a brief history of 2015 WRAP process and priorities, a description of upcoming WRAP MAP process, a discussion of threats, overall stakeholder Input and updates from local agencies on finished or ongoing projects that directly correlate with the WRAP priorities.
2nd Meeting - December 5th 2017
This meeting was a follow up process to map aquatic threats in the Chena. We presented a rough draft of the different layers of map and discussed threats. There was also discussion around the many ways stakeholders will be able to use this map for future projects.
3rd Meeting - February 6th 2018
This meeting pulled ideas and resources, as well as discussed aquatic threats. Gathered input on desired outcomes and criteria for prioritization. There was a draft model showing how criteria affect priorities.
4th Meeting - April 3rd 2018
This was the last meeting to solicit input on this project. We wrapped up the mapping process and presented the final draft of the maps for feedback from stakeholders that attended.
Open House - June 1st, 2018
TVWA will host an Open House to present the final set of maps. This event is open to the public.
When: 4pm - 7pm on Friday, June 1st
Where: TVWA offices in the River Center conference room on the fourth floor of the Lathrop Building (516 2nd Avenue, Suite 412, Fairbanks, AK).
The parking garage is currently free for 3 hours or less. For those who don't want to use the parking garage, you can park across the river in the City of Fairbanks parking lot (a beautiful walk).
Meetings are held every other month. Please contact us if you'd like to be involved!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 907-374-8890
Chena WRAP MAP Links:
Chena Sub-watersheds (Munson Creek, Middle Fork of Chena River, and Middle Chena River maps are also available, please contact email@example.com)
For more maps you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.