Alagnak Wild River

Nature & Wildlife in Alagnak River


Fish Fish species on the Alagnak are: king salmon, silver salmon, red salmon, chum salmon, rainbow trout, char, grayling, northern pike, Aleutian sculpin, slimy sculpin, Alaska blackfish, three spine stickleback, Japanese lamprey, round whitefish, and nine spine stickleback.Sport fishing, commercial fishing, and subsistence fishing all occur on the Alagnak. ...

Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna Wildlife also thrives along the Alagnak River with surrounding environs inhabited by a wide diversity of species typical of southwest Alaska. Brown bears seek out the area to feed on spawning salmon. Moose are attracted to the riparian habitat year round. Most of the Alagnak River drainage ...


Plants There are a variety of vegetation along the Alagnak such as spruce, willows and many types of berry bushes (salmon berries, blackberries, blueberries, and cranberries). Fiddlehead ferns, wild celery, and sourdock are also present and collected by subsistence users. During the summer of 2002 the NPS Inventory and ...