Framework for ecological monitoring on lands of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges and their partners

Open-File Report 2010-1300
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Abstract

National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska and throughout the U.S. have begun developing a spatially comprehensive monitoring program to inform management decisions, and to provide data to broader research projects. In an era of unprecedented rates of climate change, monitoring is essential to detecting, understanding, communicating and mitigating climate-change effects on refuge and other resources under the protection of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and requires monitoring results to address spatial scales broader than individual refuges. This document provides guidance for building a monitoring program for refuges in Alaska that meets refuge-specific management needs while also allowing synthesis and summary of ecological conditions at the ecoregional and statewide spatial scales.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Framework for ecological monitoring on lands of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges and their partners
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2010-1300
DOI 10.3133/ofr20101300
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Alaska Science Center Biology MFEB
Description vi, 52 p.; Appendices
Country United States
State Alaska
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N