Conservation of Peatlands near Kachemak Bay

Recipient: University of Alaska Anchorage

Federal Funding: $1,272,383

Summary: Through a partnership with the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the City of Homer will acquire 55 acres of peatland, an area that provides habitat for fish and coastal wildlife, and improves water quality for salmon and other fish. Peatlands also serve as a nature-based solution for stormwater collection. This project will simultaneously recharge water levels in the peat, protect the water quality of Kachemak Bay, and mitigate coastal erosion.

For more information on the Office for Coastal Management grant program funding this project, please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage.