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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Restoration

What We Do

Habitat Protection

DNR manages the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council's Habitat Protection Program as the trustees continue to implement the 1994 Restoration Plan. The plan uses civil settlement funds from the Exxon Valdez oil spill litigation for research, restoration, habitat protection and other specified needs.

Via contract, DNR provides scientific and technical support services, realty services, and project adjudication services.

Small Parcel Program

The acquisition of private lands or partial interest in private lands is intended to promote natural recovery of spill-injured resources and services -- in perpetuity -- by removing the threat of additional impacts.

In cooperation with the Department of Fish and Game, DNR coordinates state participation in the Trustee Council's Small Parcel Program. If you are interested in nominating a parcel to restore, replace, or enhance the recovery of resources injured by the spill, please consult the small parcel process guide, which includes a nomination form.

To review small and large parcel acquisitions between 1994 and 2006, visit the 2007 Habitat Protection & Acquisition Catalog. Individual parcels can be researched with DNR's Special Management Lands Mapper.

Historical Data

DNR provided data management support during the the EVOS damage assessment and early phases of the restoration program.

Metadata from those efforts are archived in the Alaska State Geo-Spatial Clearinghouse and can be accessed in the Environmental Section of the Geo-Spatial Data window. The data can be extracted and viewed using Alaska Mapper.

Other data sets were provided on the EVOS Research and Restoration Information Project CD published in 1997, now available at ARLIS.