Now that I have your attention......LORAX started a thread called gear vs habitat concerning a failed culvert on the Kenai river. As the discussion, which I suggest you take a look at, progressed there appeared to be a very strong interest in taking action to upgrade culverts that were on the verge of failing or blocked fish passage or in some other way degraded habitat or prevented salmon from reaching spawning areas.
Kenai Watershed Forum, Kenai River Sportfishing and others have been involved in a project to replace these culverts and results have been slow at best. Robert Ruffner, the executive director of KWF, has a map of all the culverts on the Kenai Peninsula and rankings of which are the most in need of replacement. He will coordinate a meeting of all of us who are concerned in the next couple of weeks......he is in D.C. next week but has said he will get something set up as soon as he gets back.
While there is a Kenai focus to this first meeting it is only because we are residents of this area. I know there is concern in other parts of the state and I would welcome involvement from people from all areas as working together we will be able to accomplish a lot more than we can individually.
We can set up a conference call if anyone outside the Kenai is interested - just drop me a P.M. and I will talk to Robert to set one up.