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  • Wendy Loya
    Arctic LCC Coordinator

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
    1011 East Tudor Road
    Anchorage, Alaska 99503
    (907) 786-3532
  • Josh Bradley
    Arctic LCC Data Manager

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
    101 12th Avenue, Rm. 216
    Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
    (907) 455-1847

Expanding the North Slope fish distribution and water quality geodatabase (Aquabase)

Project Summary
Project CodeALCC2010-03
Project Lead(s) University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
DescriptionThe distribution and abundance of fishes in Alaska Arctic is poorly known, especially for resident species. Only a few arctic watersheds have been the subject of fisheries or water quality investigations. Such information, when it exists, is often difficult to locate because it typically does not exist in digital form. The Aquabase project compiles and digitizes disparate fish and water quality data sets, and serves as a comprehensive information source for use in habitat assessment, modeling activities and for planning industrial activities. The geographic coverage of Aquabase includes all the North Slope drainages located within Arctic NWR and westward to the Kuparuk River (Prudhoe Bay region).
Contributing Partner(s) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
LCC Funding$5,000.00
Partner Funding$50,000.00
Product Page Download Link Type Size
Aquabase Geodatabase Spatial 8.1 MB ZIP compressed file
Image Gallery
Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush).
Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush). Image by USFWS.
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Example map from Aquabase
Example of a map generated from data within Aquabase. Image by Arctic LCC staff.
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Simplified Schematic for Aquabase Geodatabase
Simplified schematic showing the relationship among the different components of Aquabase. Image by Arctic LCC staff.
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