Project: 02fa8065-a8fe-4558-be72-a2a93f2b95ef

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Project Title
Mapping the human footprint across interior Alaska and northwest Canada
Description
The Alaska Center for Conservation Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage, in partnership with the Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative, embarked on a project to map and quantify the human footprint across interior Alaska and northwest Canada.
Point of Contact(s)
LCC Network Data Steward
LCC Network Data Manager
lccdatasteward@fws.gov
Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Amy Pocewicz
LCC Science Coordinator
101 12th Street
Room 216
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
V: +1 907 4560325
amy_pocewicz@fws.gov
Marcus Geist
3211 Providence Drive
University of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
V: +1 907 7866325
mageist@alaska.edu

Project Abstract

The Alaska Center for Conservation Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage, in partnership with the Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative, embarked on a project to map and quantify the human footprint across interior Alaska and northwestern Canada. The goal was to build a seamless dataset that spanned state, provincial and territorial boundaries to represent an initial look at intactness in the boreal ecosystems of western Canada and Alaska. This project builds upon work done by Ducks Unlimited Canada. Although our goal was to create a comprehensive representation of these footprint activities, we were limited to data that was publicly available, so this likely represents an underestimation of where humans are modifying the landscape. Phase 1 of this project was focused on the extent of the Northwest Boreal LCC. Phase 2 was focused on the Yukon River Watershed and included overlays with fisheries datasets.

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Project Keywords

  • ISO 19115 Topic Category (isoTopicCategory):
    • environment,
    • geoscientificInformation,
    • location,
    • transportation,
    • utilitiesCommunication
  • Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords (theme):
    • LAND USE/LAND COVER,
    • TRANSPORTATION,
    • OIL PRODUCTION/USE,
    • MINERALS,
    • INFRASTRUCTURE
  • End User Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC End User Type):
    • Conservation NGOs,
    • Federal resource managers,
    • Academics & scientific researchers,
    • State agencies,
    • Policy makers & regulators,
    • Tribes
  • Project Category - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Project Category):
    • Conservation Design,
    • Conservation Planning,
    • Data Acquisition and Development,
    • Data Management and Integration
  • Deliverable Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Deliverable):
    • Datasets/Database,
    • Map

Associated Products

ID Title Metadata Link
7748b72d-9458-4e8c-ac66-754967ecaa42 Anthropogenic Footprint - Alaska and Canada Data (Northwest Boreal Boundary) mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
23d9884c-83e2-44be-8241-81661c778c94 Anthropogenic Footprint and Fisheries - Yukon River Watershed maps mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
38dd7094-ca9e-40c7-963a-47f2bedb8507 Anthropogenic Footprint and Fisheries - Yukon River Watershed Spatial Data mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML