Cost Share Program
Matanuska-Susitna Basin Project

The Matanuska-Susitna Cost Share Project is a financial incentive and educational outreach project directed towards public land managers and private landowners. The Project provides funding and technical project design assistance to sustain and enhance valuable salmon habitat. ADF&G partners with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, nonprofit organizations, local governments, and landowners to conduct projects to rehabilitate and sustain salmon habitat in watersheds of the Matanuska-Susitna Basin. ADF&G staff provides education opportunities to landowners, public land managers and the general public on the components and value of fish habitat, and provides technical planning and permitting assistance. The Mat-Su Cost Share was established in 2007 and has completed shoreline stabilization and rehabilitation projects on Wasilla and Willow Creeks, Wasilla Lake, and the Little Susitna River and several tributaries. To learn more about this project, contact Jess Johnson, Habitat Biologist, by phone at (907) 267-2403 or by email at

Before project After project
Bank stabilization and riparian revegetation on Wasilla Creek near Palmer, utilizing brush layers and native vegetated mat.