Landowners Guide

Welcome to Homer Soil and Water’s Landowner’s Guide portal.  The Guide you can download here focuses on Anchor River, Deep Creek, Ninilchik River, and Stariski Creek watersheds.  The guide contains two easy-to-use sections:

1.  Introductory articles
2.  a “watershedipedia”

1. Four Introductory Articles:

Four introductory articles cover topics that are a bit too broad to cover in a short watershedipedia entry (the watershedipedia is introduced below).  These stand-alone articles are from about 6 to 25 pages long.  Wherever a word or phrase in these articles is highlighted in blue, that means it has its own entry in the watershedipedia.

article 1: Salmon species and life cycle
This article discusses the salmon species that occur in the Anchor River, Deep Creek, Ninilchik River, and Stariski Creek watersheds.  The article is divided into five sections:

article 2: Five S's for landowners
This article covers what we call the five S's of land use and how you can achieve them.  The five S's focus on using lands in ways that are:

article 3: Exploring your watershed with online tools 
This article covers in some detail two excellent online tools that provide information on peninsula watersheds:

article 4: Examples of research in our watersheds
This article summarizes some of the recent and ongoing research in lower peninsula watersheds (particularly in the Anchor River watershed).  Links to recent research reports are provided where available.

2. A watershedipedia (think Wikipedia for your watershed)

The watershedipedia is an alphabetically organized reference with brief discussions of over 200 topics relevant to landowners in the Anchor River, Deep Creek, Ninilchik River, and Stariski Creek watersheds.  You’ll want to go straight to the watershedipedia if you're looking for information on a specific topic.  For example,

Just skimming through the watershedipedia table of contents will suggest topics you might want to explore.

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