The Kenai River is Alaska’s most popular salmon sport fishery. By attracting fishermen, the river contributes about $40 million annually to the local economy. Much of the fishing effort is in pursuit of the river’s chinook salmon, which are among the largest in the world. Many people benefit from the river through its numerous recreational opportunities or by making a living providing fishery support services. To preserve the fishery and the opportunities the river provides, we must find the proper balance of regulation, research, and restoration in the watershed.
|Title||Balancing the three R's (regulation, research, and restoration) on the Kenai River, Alaska|
|Authors||Joseph M. Dorava, Gary S. Liepitz|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Series Title||Fact Sheet|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Alaska Science Center|