"Relating to restoration of riparian habitat that is vital to the fisheries resources of the state."
"Alaska as a resource user state depends upon its resources. It is important to protect this resource as a source of income and enjoyment for many."
- Rep. Wolf
The residents of Alaska are dependent on our fisheries as a resource of the state for consumptive usage, a source of income and for the enjoyment of fishing. Riparian habitat is a vital key to maintaining the fisheries as a healthy resource. State and federal agencies are charged with keeping Alaska's waters clean, fishable and drinkable.
The State benefits by partnering with non-profit organizations. Local community involvement helps increase awareness, promotes stewardship, and provides support from private and corporate funding for restoration projects. This expands the state's ability to restore habitat while continuing to allow user group's access to the resource.
Alaska as a resource user state depends upon its resources. It is important to protect this resource as a source of income and enjoyment for many. This resolution encourages the development of working relationships between state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations and corporate affiliates in the restoration and conservation of our essential resources.