Two Case Studies from Southwestern Alaska
Bill Pyle (Kodiak NWR) & Sue Mauger (Cook InletKeeper)
In recognition of the importance of salmon to the economy and ecosystems of southwestern Alaska and the pervasive influence of water temperature on salmon, voluntary network-based water temperature monitoring programs were established in the Bristol Bay region and the Kodiak Archipelago in 2015. These collaborative networks among federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations and Native Tribes aim to provide reliable time-series stream and lake temperature data to support development of proactive approaches to management of salmon in response to climate warming. Collaborators are tackling the challenges of year-round field deployment, data management, data storage and sharing, and long-term funding. Examples from Bristol Bay and Kodiak will be highlighted to identify successes and lessons learned to assist in the development of other regional networks across Alaska.
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