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Title: Valdez Duck Flats Restoration Project

Project Year and Number: 1997: 97230

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Jon Isaacs, URS Corporation

Assisting Personnel: Dave Erikson, Katrina Moss, Kathleen Osowski, Matt Stephl

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: General Restoration

Injured Resources Addressed: Recreation & Tourism

Abstract: The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has identified the waters of Valdez Duck Flats and nearshore waters east to the mouth of the Lowe River as crucial estuarine habitat in the Prince William Sound Area Plan. Wildlife species injured by the oil spill are threatened by crowding, disturbance, plastics pollution, and active human disturbance. The area provides important habitat for water birds, anadromous fish, and other estuarine and intertidal species. This proposal will further identify injured resources, aid in the recovery of spill impacted populations, mitigate effects of visitor traffic, design a local volunteer monitoring program, and educate the public about the value of tidelands.

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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1997

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1997

Annual Report: 1997: Not Available

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available