Project: 26f64f12-f9e8-4a59-bbaa-0ca8baff112b

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Project Title
Expanding Environmental Monitoring Instrumentation on Kigigak Island
Description
Storm tides can influence salinity concentrations of ponds on Kigigak Island, which can affect the breeding population of Spectacled Eider found there. This project will expand instrumentation currently collecting data related to pond water levels and salinities, and tidal dynamics.
Point of Contact(s)
LCC Network Data Steward
LCC Network Data Manager
lccdatasteward@fws.gov
Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative
1011 E. Tudor Road MS 281
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative
1011 E. Tudor Road MS 281
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Kyle Spragens
Wildlife Biologist
kyle_spragens@fws.gov
Melissa Gabrielson
Wildlife Biologist
V: +1 907 5431043
melissa_gabrielson@fws.gov

Project Abstract

Baseline hydrologic and topographic data in relation to waterfowl productivity is very limited on the Y-K Delta. When considering the potential impacts of climate-driven change to nesting and brood-rearing habitats, these baseline data are important for making informed management decisions. This project takes advantage of a long-term field camp on Kigigak Island to expand instrumentation for monitoring pond water levels and salinities, and tidal dynamics. It will also support elevation surveys and the synthesis of environmental and biological datasets for inclusion in climate change models.

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Project Keywords

  • ISO 19115 Topic Category (isoTopicCategory):
    • environment,
    • oceans,
    • society
  • End User Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC End User Type):
    • Conservation NGOs,
    • Federal resource managers
  • Project Category - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Project Category):
    • Monitoring,
    • Population & Habitat Evaluation/Projection,
    • Data Acquisition and Development