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Title: PWS Human Use and Wildlife Disturbance Model

Project Year and Number: 1998: 98339

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2000: 00339, 1999: 99339

Principal Investigator (PI): Karen Murphy, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Assisting Personnel: Ali Iliff, Lowell Suring

Research Location: Western Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Commercial Fishing , Cutthroat Trout , Harbor Seals , Pigeon Guillemot , Recreation & Tourism , Subsistence

Abstract: This project will use geographic information system (GIS) techniques to describe current human-use patterns in western Prince William Sound and to model potential changes in those use patterns as a result of additional development (e.g., increased access). GIS-generated maps of present and projected human-use patterns will be incorporated with GIS maps of the distribution of resources injured as a result of the oil spill. This will provide a basis to identify areas where there may be existing and potential conflicts between human use and wildlife concentrations resulting in disturbance. Disturbance of injured wildlife may result in decreased productivity exacerbating the effects of the oil spill and prolonging the time to recover.


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Funding Detail For: 1998

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1998

Annual Report: 1998: Not Available

Final Report: See Project 620

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2000: 00339 Not Available 2000: Not Available
See Project 99339 See Project 99339
1999: 99339 Not Available 1999: Not Available
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