News

CIRCAC recertified for 27th consecutive year

For the 27th straight year, the US Coast Guard has recertified Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council without exception. Recertification approves the organization’s operations to August 2018, and is a testament to CIRCAC’s effectiveness as a citizens’ representative. This year, the process was open to public comment. To view the comments, recertification packet and letter » Learn More

Become a certified member of CIRCAC

Our members help us achieve our goals of being a leader in improving our understanding and protection of Cook Inlet. Among our top priorities is making Cook Inlet data and information accessible and collecting and integrating biological and chemical environmental data in a sustained manner. Current projects include conducting a comprehensive risk assessment for oil » Learn More

CIRCAC announces 2017 scholarship awards

$5,000 awarded for environmental sciences and maritime studies April 24, 2017—Kenai—The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) is pleased to announce this year’s CIRCAC Memorial Scholarship recipients to students focused on pursuing coursework in environmental sciences or maritime studies. Receiving the $2,500 James Carter Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Sciences is Michaela Zurflueh from Kodiak » Learn More

CIRCAC welcomes Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council

CIRCAC is happy to welcome a new certified Tourism Group member to the organization–the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council. The KPTMC promotes the Kenai Peninsula as Alaska’s playground and provides travel information, activities, places to stay, calendar of events and other useful tools through its robust website. You can learn more about our newest certified » Learn More

NOAA releases Recovery Plan for Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Recovery Plan  

Cook Inlet Navigator E-News

In this month’s issue, Update from the Board of Directors, Harbor Safety Committee seeks applicants to fill stakeholder seats, CIRCAC accepting 2017 scholarships applications.

CIRCAC’s 25th Anniversary Report Goes Live

It’s taken some time, but this report was too important to rush. In 2015, CIRCAC celebrated 25 years of citizen representation in Cook Inlet. Justifiably proud of our accomplishments, we have created a special online report to put 25 years of work into perspective. We look forward to providing updates of our significant milestones online. » Learn More

Apply for a CIRCAC scholarship!

CIRCAC is inviting graduating high school students and students heading to college, vocational schools or maritime academies who claim residency in the Cook Inlet region to apply for a $2500 CIRCAC Memorial Scholarship. For the third year, Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) is offering two scholarships to qualifying students who are pursuing careers » Learn More

Coastal imaging program fills in Alaska shoreline gaps

Capital City Weekly 92 percent of Alaska’s coastline — including all of Southeast — has been mapped and imaged on shorezone.org. The ShoreZone Partnership includes scientists, GIS specialists, web specialists, nonprofit organizations, and provincial, state, and federal government agencies and their website is hosted by the Nature Conservancy. In 2016, the ShoreZone program contracted Coastal » Learn More

BOEM refuses to extend public comment period on Cook Inlet Lease Sale Environmental Impact Statement

September 6, 2016—On September 1, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that there would be no extension for public review of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Cook Inlet Planning Area Lease Sale 244. This is despite numerous requests for extension they’ve received over the past several weeks, including one from » Learn More