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Kodiak - Places of Refuge

The Kodiak Potential Places of Refuge project has been completed and approved by the Kodiak Potential Places of Refuge Workgroup members as of October 1, 2006. This website was used to assist the workgroup in the development of Potential Places of Refuge (PPOR) in the Kodiak Subarea and has links to the completed document.

The Kodiak Subarea is depicted in the map shown below. Similar projects have taken place for the Prince William Sound, Aleutian Islands, and Cook Inlet Subareas. The workgroup record and products from that project are available on the PPOR homepage.


The objective of this project has been to identify docking, anchoring, mooring and grounding locations that may be selected as Potential Places of Refuge in order to enhance the overall response process.


The maps below depict some of the risk factors the workgroup used in selecting potential places of refuge. The site assessment matrix (PDF 108K) and the site assessment key (PDF 31K) summarize the resources at risk for each site.

  • Download (PDF 194K) a low resolution copy of this map.
  • Download (PDF 1.4M) a low resolution copy of the risk maps in layers that was used in identifying the Kodiak PPOR sites.
  • Download (PDF 835K) the index map below, which depicts the 11 different PPOR Maps that have been developed including a total of 97 PPOR sites identified by the workgroup.

Index of PPOR Maps

A total of 11 maps were created to include the Potential Places of Refuge sites selected in the Kodiak Subarea. Each of these 11 files consists of a map that shows the locations of these sites, along with three tables for each map that give specific information for each individual site. This information includes site considerations, stakeholders, and physical and operational characteristics.

  • Download (PDF 176K) a copy of the draft introduction section to the Places of Refuge portion of the Subarea Contingency Plan.
  • Download (PDF 1.2M) a copy of the risk maps used in identifying the Kodiak Potential Places of Refuge sites.

The following is a list of the Kodiak Subarea Potential Places of Refuge maps identified on the index map with links to the corresponding PDF:

Primary Project Participants

  • Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Alaska Department of Natural Resources
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  • Alyeska Pipeline Service Company/Ship Escort and Response Vessel Service
  • City of Kodiak
  • Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Kodiak Island Borough
  • National Oceans and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
  • Southwest Alaska Pilots Association
  • U.S. Coast Guard, District 17
  • U.S. Coast Guard, Kodiak Marine Safety Detachment
  • U.S. Department of the Interior

Invasive Species Considerations

Alien or invasive species include seeds, eggs, spores, or other biological material capable of propagating that species that is not native to an ecosystem. Invasive species commonly are transported in ballast waters and cargo associated oil transport and shipping. During operations any species that are encountered that are suspected to be non-native should be collected and presented to wildlife managers. Additional information on invasive species can be found in the “Useful Websites” section below.

Websites of Interest

Invasive species informative websites:

If you have local knowledge about the Cook Inlet Subarea or for more information or questions pertaining to this project, contact