In June 2013, thousands of Alaskans spoke out for basic habitat protections around our salmon streams.  In response, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted to retain 50 foot habitat buffers on the lakes, streams and rivers that support our wild salmon. Despite loud opposition from so-called property rights interests – including the National Association of Realtors – science and common sense prevailed, as the Assembly heard testimony, and received emails and petitions from over 6000 Alaskans who support healthy salmon habitat.