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Title: Connecting with Coastwalk: Linking Shoreline Mapping with Community-based Monitoring

Project Year and Number: 2005: 050743

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Steve Baird, Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Assisting Personnel: Marilyn Sigman

Project Website: http://www.akcoastalstudies.org/gem.htm

Research Location: Kachemak Bay

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: The project will evaluate and merge citizen-generated biological and human impact data collected over 20 years of an annual Kachemak Bay CoastWalk shoreline survey with high-resolution mapping of the physical structure of the nearshore environment in Kachemak Bay that nests geographically within ShoreZone mapping. Evaluation of data and data collection protocols and the geographic alignment of CoastWalk zones with ShoreZone units and KBRR’s shoreline segments will occur during Year 1. Citizen-based data collection efforts aligned with GEM nearshore monitoring SOPs and methods will be pilot-tested in Kachemak Bay. During Year 2, a Kachemak Bay community/scientist workshop will be held to further integrate and synthesize local information into the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve GIS and to apply the GIS results to the selection of nearshore monitoring sites for community-based monitoring. Piloting will continue, with emphasis on involvement of K-12 teachers and students. During Year 3, nearshore monitoring data collection and data management will be further refined and a website and data entry interface developed. This project will advance the development of a community-based nearshore monitoring program for the GEM program.


Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Fields of Expertise Ecology
Resource Management
Technological Methods Geographic information systems/Mapping

Proposal: View PDF (100 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2005 , 2006 , 2007

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2005 , 2006 , 2007

Annual Reports: 2005: View (33 KB) 2006: View (23 KB) 2007: View (17 KB)

Final Report: In Review Prior to Publication - For More Information Please Contact Us

Publications from this Project: None Available