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Title: Community Interaction/Use of Traditional Knowledge

Project Year and Number: 1995: 95052

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2003: 030052, 2002: 02052, 2001: 01052, 2000: 00052, 1999: 99052-B, 1999: 99052-A, 1998: 98052-B, 1998: 98052-A, 1997: 97052-B3, 1997: 97052-B2, 1997: 97052-B1, 1997: 97052-A, 1996: 96052-2, 1996: 96052-1, 1995: 95052-1

Principal Investigator (PI): Patty Brown-Schwalenberg, Chugach Regional Resources Commission

Assisting Personnel: Rita Miraglia

Research Location: All Spill Affected Areas

Restoration Category: General Restoration

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: The Exxon Valdez oil spill caused severe disruption of the lives of many people living in the spill impact area. The spill also caused residents of the area to be concerned about the safety of their wild food sources, and the integrity of the surrounding natural environment. While scientific studies aimed at restoring the resources and services damaged by the soil spill have occurred throughout the spill area, most of the researchers work for agencies or institutions based in Anchorage, Fairbanks, or outside Alaska. Residents have complained of a lack of involvement by spill area communities in the restoration efforts, and incomplete communication to spill area inhabitants of study proposals and results. At the same time, researchers have recognized that local residents have traditional knowledge that could help them answer questions they have not been able to answer through conventional scientific means. People living in the spill are have detailed knowledge about the condition of resources, which can significantly add to data collected as part of scientific studies, and possibly even enhance the success of restoration efforts. Local people have expressed a desire to be involved in all aspects of restoration projects, and a willingness to work with researchers. This project intends to increase the involvement of spill area communities in the restoration efforts of the Trustee Council, and to improve the communication of findings and results of restoration efforts to spill area inhabitants.


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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1995

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1995

Annual Report: 1995: View (2,358 KB)

Final Report: Not Applicable to this Project

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2003: 030052 View (PDF) 2003: View (PDF)
Not Applicable to this Project Not Applicable to this Project
2002: 02052 View (PDF) 2002: Not Available
Not Applicable to this Project Not Applicable to this Project
2001: 01052 View (PDF) 2001: View (PDF)
Not Applicable to this Project Not Applicable to this Project
2000: 00052 Not Available 2000: View (PDF)
Not Applicable to this Project Not Applicable to this Project
1999: 99052-B Not Available 1999: View (PDF)
Not Applicable to this Project Not Applicable to this Project
1999: 99052-A Not Available 1999: View (PDF)
Not Applicable to this Project Not Applicable to this Project
1998: 98052-B Not Available 1998: View (PDF)
Not Applicable to this Project Not Applicable to this Project
1998: 98052-A Not Available 1998: View (PDF)
Not Applicable to this Project Not Applicable to this Project
1997: 97052-B3 Not Available 1997: View (PDF)
Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us See Project 97052-B1
1997: 97052-B2 Not Available 1997: View (PDF)
Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us See Project 97052-B1
1997: 97052-B1 Not Available 1997: View (PDF)
Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
1997: 97052-A Not Available 1997: View (PDF)
Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us Not Applicable to this Project
1996: 96052-2 Not Available 1996: View (PDF)
Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us Not Applicable to this Project
1996: 96052-1 Not Available 1996: View (PDF)
Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us Not Applicable to this Project
1995: 95052-1 Not Available 1995: View (PDF)
Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us Not Applicable to this Project