Backhaul Alaska started in 2014 as an idea of the Hon. Senator Lisa Murkowski and is a result of countless individuals, communities, tribal and municipal governments, and organizations giving their time in planning, piloting and implementing the program.  The entities listed below are our current primary partners and sponsors.


Federal Agency Supporters

Statewide Supporters

Commercial Partners

Regional Partners

Additional Partners

  • Solid Waste Alaska Taskforce
  • USDA Rural Development
  • Curriculum Advisory Board
  • Adopt a Barge Planning Committee
  • Rural Stakeholders Everywhere
  • Alaska Tribes that have provided input
  • Alaska transporters and recyclers that have provided input
  • Interagency Working Group
  • Regional Tribal Operations Committee