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Alaska Ratings
Indicator Type Information Status
Beach Access55
Water Quality23∗
Beach Erosion3-
Erosion Response-4
Beach Fill5-
Shoreline Structures3 5
Beach Ecology1-
Surfing Areas28
Website1∗∗-
Special comments:

∗Since the water quality monitoring program in Alaska only exists on a limited basis, the recreational water quality is largely unknown. Only 117 samples were tested for the state in 2013.

∗∗The Alaska Coastal Management Program (ACMP) is scheduled to sunset at 12:01 AM, Alaska Standard Time, on July 1, 2011 per AS 44.66.030. The Legislature adjourned the special legislative session May 14, 2011 without passing legislation required to extend the Alaska Coastal Management Program (ACMP). This webpage will be viewable for reference purposes through June 30, 2012. It will then be archived within the Department of Natural Resources. Beginning on July 1, 2011 the website will remain static and there will be no further updates to the content of the former ACMP website. If you have any questions, please contact the DNR’s Commissioner’s Office at 907-269-8400.


Websites

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Alaska Coastal Management Program (ACMP) met its demise at 12:01 AM, Alaska Standard Time, on July 1, 2011 per AS 44.66.030. The Legislature adjourned the special legislative session May 14, 2011 without passing legislation required to extend the ACMP.

The former Alaska Coastal Program Website was well organized and fairly easy to use. The breadth of material available on the Website on erosion, beach fill, shoreline structures, beach water quality, and beach ecology was very limited.

This Website provided some information on water quality (although generally not ocean water quality) through a link to the Department of Environmental Conservation Website which includes the Alaska Clean Water Actions (ACWA) Website.

Geological information and maps are available from Alaska's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website. In particular go to the information on state parks.

A highlight of this website is the Alaska State Geo-Spatial Clearinghouse website. Here you can find a wide range of geological data, maps, and links to other online GIS data resources.

On May 4-5, 2011 the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Coastal and Ocean Management held a statewide conference Focus on the Future, which was ironic since a few days later a budget dispute in the state legislature allowed the state's coastal management program to sunset on June 30, 2011.

Website Contact Info

Here is a link to the public information center for Alaska Department of Natural Resources.

Here is a link to a comment form for their webmaster.

For technical questions regarding the ACMP website, the webmaster is:

Timothy Sarai
Email: Sarai.Timothy@alaska.gov




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