GIS Mapping for Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge

Discovery Southeast

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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:Land Use and Planning, Policy:Local Policy, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Wetlands
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Environmental Policy:
Theme: Teach the EarthIncorporating Societal IssuesPublic Policy, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science