5  Applications

We applied our findings of where cold-water inputs were located towards education and outreach opportunities in the Central Kenai Peninsula region. We used a variety of methods including comments on public land management plans, direct mailers, cooperative planning with peer researchers, and communication with state and federal agency staff.

5.1 Comments on the 2021 City of Kenai Land Management Plan

We applied our findings of where cold-water inputs were located towards education and outreach opportunities in the Central Kenai Peninsula region. We used a variety of methods including comments on public land management plans, direct mailers, cooperative planning with peer researchers, and communication with state and federal agency staff.

We used the thermal features map layer generated from this project as a tool to help generate comments on a the City of Kenai 2021 Land Management Plan, which highlighted a number of parcels in the Beaver Creek corridor, and recommended parcel-specific actions (e.g. retain, sell, re-zone).

We created a separate map showing parcels highlighted in the plan, with management status available in a point and click format. The parcels were superimposed on a several layers highlighting ecological values such as wetlands and anadromous streams, as well as the thermal features identified in this project. Methods are described in a separate stand-alone document at https://rpubs.com/kwf/867931.

Access the City of Kenai Land Management Plan Comments Map here: https://arcg.is/1Oq9Kq.

In the online version of this document, access PDFs of submitted Public Comments at the download link below.