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Wilson, T.L., T. Shepherd, C. Miller, B.A. Mangipane, and T. Hamon. 2018. Protocol implementation plan for monitoring moose in Southwest Alaska Network Parks. Natural Resource Report NPS/SWAN/NRR—2018/1755. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.


This is a protocol implementation plan for monitoring moose in the Southwest Alaska Network (SWAN) of the Inventory and Monitoring Division. The SWAN monitors moose population trends in 4 out of the 5 network parks, including Lake Clark National Park & Preserve (LACL), Katmai National Park & Preserve (KATM), Alagnak Wild River (ALAG), and Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve (ANIA). This document summarizes how the protocols developed by the Arctic Inventory and Monitoring Network (ARCN; Sorum et al. 2018) and Central Alaska Inventory and Monitoring Network (CAKN; Burch et al. 2012) will be followed in the SWAN parks. The SWAN moose monitoring program’s main objective is to estimate the abundance of moose in the SWAN. Details about the conceptual framework, monitoring objectives, study design, sampling frame, standard operating procedures, and budget, are summarized and cited