SAWC has an Aquatic Resource Data Technician!
Melany is currently conducting an inventory assessment of mitigation sites in Southeast Alaska! She is documenting site reports and collecting information in order to map each site using ArcGIS and Google maps. Currently, her focus is on Haines and then she will continue to establish sites in Skagway, Juneau, Yakutat and all communities in Southeast Alaska.
Biography: Melany has worked in scientific research for numerous projects over the years including neutrino research with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, GPS surveys through the Geophysical Institute in Fairbanks, Chinook research in Haines and climate monitoring/air sampling with NOAA in Barrow. She is developing her skills as a GIS expert and enjoys both working on the computer and conducting field work. She has lived and worked in Alaska for over 10 years and has made Haines her home. She enjoys skiing, photography, mountaineering and travel.