Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Alaska
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Alaska Project


Stream restoration effectiveness assessment

September 2023 - October 2024


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • Bureau of Land Management - Alaska State Office

Stream restoration is a burgeoning industry in Alaska for restoring and remediating aquatic environmental degradation. However, assessment of the effectiveness of stream restoration techniques and the tools used to monitor streams is lacking. This project will work in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S., Bureau of Land Management, and university and non-profit groups to assess stream restorations in Interior Alaska using the novel Stream Quantification Tool. We will report on the functional lift, or suite of ecological services provided by restoration relative to unrestored conditions.

Presentations Presentation Date
Keller, D.E., J.D. Muehlbauer, C. McGee and C. Buffington. 2024. Are we measuring the right things to inform stream restoration in Interior Alaska? Midnight Sun Science Symposium, Fairbanks, Alaska, 11-12 April 2024. April 2024
Keller, D.E., J.D. Muehlbauer, C. McGee and C. Buffington. 2024. Are we measuring the right things to inform stream restoration in Interior Alaska? Alaska Chapter American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Seward, Alaska, 25-29 March 2024. March 2024