Environmental, Energy, & Community Planning Project
Matanuska-Susitna Wetlands Functions Methodology
Army Corps of Engineers
Solstice Alaska helped the Corps of Engineers and Matanuska-Susitna Borough develop a method to assess the functions and values of wetlands around Palmer, Wasilla, and Port MacKenzie. Solstice worked with wetlands scientists, planners and agency representatives to determine important wetland functions and values and to determined ways to assess those functions and values in the office. Solstice worked with GIS experts to apply the methodology to previously mapped wetlands. The draft assessment methodology could be applied to future wetland mapping efforts that are delineated and mapped using the Cook Inlet Classification.