Coastal Erosion

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

The Homer Spit’s future as an iconic tourist attraction is in danger of washing away. Erosion along the spit’s sea walls is not a new problem. City officials are working with state and federal agencies to find a lasting solution.

Driving onto the four-mile-long Homer Spit, you’ll notice a majority of the Sterling Highway is shielded by boulders. But as you approach the numerous restaurants and businesses that attract thousands of tourists here each year, that shield against erosion.  

Courtesy of Bjorn Olson.

Homer resident Bjorn Olson is a filmmaker, photographer and self-described environmentalist. Olson has taken several trips into northern Alaska using mostly man-powered means of transportation. He returned to the Arctic this summer with his partner and two friends to bike about 420 miles from the village of Point Hope to Utqiagvik, but the trip wasn’t just an adventure.