The KPB Resource Planners administer the Borough’s Habitat Protection District regulations. These regulations are designed to proactively protect a valuable public resource: salmon spawning and rearing habitat. The regulations apply to 793 anadromous water bodies on the Kenai Peninsula, which includes the anadromous streams on the west side of Cook Inlet.
We are available to assist landowners in identifying potential problems and solutions along their waterfront properties. Common problems include bank trampling, loss of vegetation, bank erosion, and access issues. We do make house calls!
Borough planners also provide permits and permit information for limited vegetation removal. If you are thinking about landscaping within the 50-foot Habitat Protection District, call us and we’ll help you obtain any necessary permits.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough also has a tax credit program available. This program provides landowners a tax credit for habitat protection and restoration projects within 150 feet of many salmon streams and lakes. Borough planners will assist you in applying and qualifying for the credit.
Learn more about the KPB Habitat Protection Tax Credit program.
A similar program provides tax exemptions when habitat improvement projects result in an increase to a property's assessed value. Borough planners can help you determine whether your project qualifies for a tax exemption.
Click here to learn more about the KPB Habitat Protection Tax Exemption program.
Click here to learn more about the Fish Habitat Improvement Cost-Share program.