Community Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CCIAP)

Named Recipient Program: Aleutians East Borough


Cold Bay Boat Ramp Rehabilitation Project

Chapter 15 SLA 09 allocates a portion of the State of Alaska's CIAP funds to the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development for legislatively-named recipents. The Aleutians East Borough was allocated $$602,768 through this legislation. The Cold Bay Boat Ramp Rehabilitation Project is a project the Aleutians East Borough is carrying out with its CIAP funds. 

Project Location:

Cold Bay is located in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge at the western end of the Alaska Peninsula. It lies 634 miles southwest of Anchorage and 180 miles northeast of Unalaska.

Project Timeframe:

July 25, 2011 to January 31, 2013

Award Amount:

$90,000

Project Description:

The Aleutians East Borough will help protect the coastal environment and conserve the pristine beaches inside the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge by repairing the damaged city boat ramp and keeping public access to the sea consolidated at one point along the coast.

Through this project, the Aleutians East Borough provide an adequately functioning boat ramp that will:

  • Remove the inclination of local boaters to put their boats in the water on Refuge beaches. This will keep public access to the sea consolidated at one appropriate point along the coast. This will also eliminate the associated vehicle trampling of coastal habitat (low-brush tundra and a variety of other plants), when trying to access those beaches for off/on loading boats (a common event before the boat ramp was constructed).
  • Protect the coastline by eliminating sand and gravel runoff and other ramp debris washed into the bay caused by erosion underneath the ramp.

Project Status:

This project has been completed.

Project Documents

 

Aleutians East Borough main point of contact for CCIAP is:

Anne Bailey

Community Development Coordinator
Phone: (907) 274-7555
Email: abailey@aeboro.org

For more information contact:

Sally Russell Cox

Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Phone: 907-269-4588
FAX: 907-269-4066
Email: sally.cox@alaska.gov