In Southeast Alaska, climate change is expected to affect stream temperatures as air temperatures warm and hydrologic patterns shift. Understanding and anticipating these changes will be critical for predicting how salmon species and other aquatic resources be will affected by climate change.
With funding from the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative, SAWC is working with partners to coordinate a regional stream temperature monitoring network. The Network aims to ensure stream temperature data are useful and accessible to management agencies, researchers, and local stakeholder communities. Learn more about the goals of the NPLCC-funded project here.
Rob Cadmus and John Hudson (SAWC) and Cheryl Fecko (Prince of Wales Watershed Association) locate a temperature logger in Rio Roberts and download data.
- Stream temperature data and the future of salmon (SeaGrant community modeling project) – August 2018 (Southeast Environmental Conference)
- Network Update – September 2017 (Southeast Environmental Conference, Wrangell AK)
- Methods Workshop – May 2017 (hosted by the Chilkat Indian Village)
- Southeast Alaska Climate Workshop – April 2016 (hosted by the Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership)
- Forest Service Stream Notes – Thermal Networks, November 2017
- Data crunchers work to build comprehensive Alaska salmon database June 1, 2017
- Stream temperature monitoring could provide insight into important fish populations May 9, 2017
If you are interested joining the Network or learning more, please contact SAWC’s Science Director, Rebecca Bellmore.