Alaska's economy and lifestyle depends on environmental quality and productive natural resources. Looming on the horizon are short-term and long-term changes in climate, water quality, and coastal development, as well as competing demands on Alaska's natural environment. The difficult individual choices and public policy challenges that accompany these changes require a well-informed public, dedicated research, and enlightened implementation. The Marine Advisory Program encourages creative solutions to the many conservation challenges faced in Alaska in the coming years.
MAP provides information to the public, policy makers, and others regarding many conservation issues, such as endangered species; habitat degradation and protection; marine debris; contaminants; oil spill effects, prevention, and preparedness; sustainable harvests; fisheries bycatch; global warming; invasive species; and others.
- New! Encountering Environmental Hazards on Alaska’s Coasts
If you have encountered an unusual event on the coast, such as an oiled animal, an unusual plant, or a stranded marine mammal, this site can help. It provides information on several issues you might come across, and what to do and whom to contact if you do.
- Rat Control in Coastal Alaska
For more information, contact
- Terry Johnson, Marine Recreation and Tourism Specialist
Marine conservation information from MAP
- Alaska Clean Marina Concept (presentation) [pdf; 1.05mb]
- The Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands: Region of Wonders
The Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands are wild, raw, bountiful—and virtually unknown to most people. This richly illustrated book by Marine Advisory Program Agent Terry Johnson of Homer unveils the mystery and wonder of the vast region, from the shores of Alaska, along the volcanic stretch of the Aleutian Islands, to the Russian coast. The book is available from the Alaska Sea Grant Program bookstore.
- Alaska Resource
Issues Forum — public
television series (videos)
A series of television debates that air on the Alaska Public Television Network, and are available to policy makers, university faculty, and the public upon request.
- More marine conservation information from Alaska Sea Grant bookstore