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The monitoring natural resources including animals, plants, and water at various national park locations is discussed in this collection.

Environmental Monitoring National Park Service

    • Natural Sciences

The monitoring natural resources including animals, plants, and water at various national park locations is discussed in this collection.

    • video
    Inventory and Monitoring in Southwest Alaska: Part 1

    Inventory and Monitoring in Southwest Alaska: Part 1

    Kenai Fjords National Park: An introduction is given regarding inventory and management of biological park resources in southwest Alaska. Biological park resources refer to small mammals, freshwater fish, vascular plants, and the like. The reasons for inventorying are discussed.

    • 5 min
    • video
    Inventory and Monitoring in Southwest Alaska: Part 2

    Inventory and Monitoring in Southwest Alaska: Part 2

    Kenai Fjords National Park: A research associate from the University of Alaska takes the viewer through the objectives of the inventory of small mammals. The trapping process and the overall benefits of this type of inventory are discussed.

    • 7 min
    • video
    Inventory and Monitoring in Southwest Alaska: Part 3

    Inventory and Monitoring in Southwest Alaska: Part 3

    Kenai Fjords National Park: This video discusses the inventory of freshwater fish. The various fishing methods to capture fish are shown as well as how the species are documented. The goal of the inventory is to document 90% of expected but previously undocumented species.

    • 4 min
    • video
    Inventory and Monitoring in Southwest Alaska: Part 4

    Inventory and Monitoring in Southwest Alaska: Part 4

    Kenai Fjords National Park: The inventory of vascular plants is discussed. Collection protocols and the purpose of the inventories are included.

    • 5 min
    • video
    Inventory and Monitoring in Southwest Alaska: Part 5

    Inventory and Monitoring in Southwest Alaska: Part 5

    Kenai Fjords National Park: Future monitoring of the national parks of Alaska is discussed. The employees plan to use data from specific inventories to track biological and physical resources over time in order to guide the management of the resources.

    • 4 min
    • video
    Climate Watch: Remote Automated Weather Stations in Southwest Alaska HD

    Climate Watch: Remote Automated Weather Stations in Southwest Alaska HD

    Kenai Fjords National Park: Remote Automated Weather Stations (RAWS) are set up in isolated areas of Alaska to collect information on weather conditions. The video includes the benefits of these devices, their function, their components, and challenges that arise in data collection.

    • 6 min

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