Ecoregional Assessments are intended to target and answer important management questions identified by land managers, collect and in some cases develop new distribution maps for key resource values, document potential impact from environmental change agents, identify science gaps, and provide baseline data for future management decisions.
Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring
The Alaska State BLM Office and the Alaska Center for Conservation Science (ACCS) established a cooperative agreement for the purpose of conducting a demonstration AIM project within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A). NPR-A was specifically selected due to its mandate of supplying national energy needs while protecting surface resources and its need to better incorporate resource management goals within a scientifically sound monitoring framework.
Chugach Climate Vulnerability Assessment
Along with the Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (SNAP) and the UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), Chugach National Forest (CNF), the US Forest Service and the Landscape Ecology Program helped conduct a climate vulnerability assessment (CVA) for the Chugach region. CVAs use climate projections and future landscape condition models to evaluate potential ecological and socioeconomic effects of climate change.