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Freshwater Water Quality. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Sitka National Historical Park. NPS photo/D. Schirokauer. Justification. (Adapted with permission from R. Edwards, USFS; data from Neal, Hood, & Smikrud 2010) . Justification.

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Freshwater water quality

Freshwater Water Quality

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Sitka National Historical Park

NPS photo/D. Schirokauer

Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program


Justification
Justification

(Adapted with permission from R. Edwards, USFS; data from Neal, Hood, & Smikrud 2010)

Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program


Justification1
Justification

Shifted from current hydrograph

SEAN core water quality parameters:

Water temperature

Conductivity

Dissolved oxygen

pH

Turbidity

Streamflow timing and magnitude

Small increase

Large increase

Ocean acidification

Similar to current hydrograph

Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program


Objectives
Objectives

Status and trends / Timing and magnitude

Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program


Salmon R. (GLBA)

Taiya R. (KLGO)

Indian R. (SITK)

Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program May 6, 2009


Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program May 6, 2009


Logistics and budget
Logistics and Budget

  • Sampling season: May 1 thru October 31

  • Park and Project Leads commit approximately 7 and 17 days, respectively

  • Protocol development $50K (UAS assistance)

  • Annual equipment and supply costs less than $7K (maintenance, calibration standards, spare sensors, etc.)

  • Backup equipment housed at SEAN office and ready for express air delivery

Source: http://pll.seti.org

Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program


What we re learning
What we’re learning

J. Armstrong

Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program


What we re learning1
What we’re learning

How to translate the thermal regime:

(Adapted from Olden and Naiman 2010)

Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program


What we re learning2
What we’re learning

Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program


Program delivery
Program Delivery

Lessons learned from this program integrated into Sergeant, Moynahan, & Johnson 2012

Interest shown by researchers at USFS Pacific Northwest Lab and UAS

Future manuscript: characterizing the thermal regimes of SE Alaska streams

Interesting interpretive stories?

Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program


[email protected] 364.1591

Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program May 6, 2009

NPS photo/C. Sergeant


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