Restoration and Protection of Coastal Wetlands in Village of Kotlik

A goose sits in the grass, flanked by two chicks
A uniquely Alaskan species, the vast majority of emperor geese nest on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Recipient: Village of Kotlik

Grant Amount: $3,956,300 Total Project Amount: $5,431,100

This award will restore coastal wetlands in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to protect the rearing habitat of 44 species of fish and 60 species of bird. Project will avert contamination of the Kotlik and Little Kotlik rivers, prevent structures from eroding into the river, and protect the Village of Kotlik's Yupik Alaska Native population's right to cultural practices and subsistence lifestyles.

For more information on the grant program funding this project, please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage. For more information on the National Coastal Resilience Fund, visit National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s website, or the Office for Coastal Management’s resilience fund webpage.