Resource Briefs

Searching for clams during low tide, a brown bear visits a soft sediment sampling site in the intertidal zone of Katmai National Park and Preserve. Photo credit: James Pfeiffenberger, NPS.

The Nearshore Benthic Systems in the Gulf of Alaska project sampling is coordinated with the National Park Service Southwest Alaska Network (SWAN) Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Program. These scientists produce resource briefs about the ongoing nearshore ecosystem monitoring  to inform other scientists, resource managers, teachers, and the public. These short documents (1-2 pages) contain introductory remarks followed by concise discussions of the status and trends of the data and their relevance to management applications. Resource briefs are updated on a regular basis. Click on the  page menu to the right to access resource briefs by year. More documents and reports are available from the SWAN I&M publications page.