This report focuses on an area in Juneau Alaska that is undergoing rapid uplift following deglaciation in nearby Glacier Bay. Newly emergent tide lands are being claimed by upland property owners and conservation groups; but the Alaska State Department of Fish and Game only has jurisdiction over submerged tide lands. The goal of this study by the Southeast Alaska Land Trust is to identify challenges and opportunities in conservation of this estuary complex. The mapping was created with a conservation application in mind, but the results have had interesting broader contributions to the understanding of succession and glacial rebound on the Mendenhall Wetlands.
Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:Local Policy, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Water Quality and Quantity:Wetlands Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results Environmental Policy: Local Policy
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