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BLM Alaska Wetlands and Riparian
The BLM Alaska Riparian Program supports the BLM’s multiple-use mission through the inventory, monitoring, and restoration of lotic (streambank) and lentic (lake shore and wetland) riparian habitats.
The BLM manages 72 million acres of federal public lands in Alaska – including 119,000 miles of stream habitats, three million acres of lake habitats, and over 35.5 million acres of wetlands. BLM’s biologist staff collect data on the structure and function of riparian-wetland habitats, in addition to identifying mitigation measures necessary to offset impacts from resource uses and, if necessary, restoration plans to facilitate the recovery of degraded habitats.
The following images show a recently completed stream restoration project in the Fortymile Wild and Scenic River corridor along Jack Wade Creek.