PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND
Situated on a deeply notched inlet off the Gulf of Alaska, the Prince William Sound region is comprised of an area roughly equivalent to the state of West Virginia. The Chugach National Forest makes up more than half of the region’s landmass.
Chenega Bay, Cordova, Tatitlek, Valdez, and Whittier are the region’s five communities with a combined population of approximately 6,700.
Economic activity is focused on oil distribution and support services; the maritime sector, including marine transportation and support services; seafood harvesting, production, and processing; and the tourism and outdoor recreation sector.
Renowned for its rich natural resources, scenic beauty, and pioneering residents, Prince William Sound plays critical roles in energy, logistics and distribution, and intermodal transportation. Its year-round ice-free ports provide access to vast resources, recreational opportunities, and unparalleled scenic beauty.
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