U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Natural Resources

Moose feeding in Innoko NWR
Moose feeding in Innoko NWR, Photo Credit: Kate Banish/USFWS

Water Resources

The Water Resources Branch provides scientific leadership and technical assistance to refuge hydrology programs. They collect and interpret water quality and quantity data, acquire water rights and provide technical hydrological assistance.

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Inventory and Monitoring

The Alaska Inventory and Monitoring program is our regional branch of a nationally coordinated program created to facilitate and document science across the Refuge System.  We assist in refuge prioritization and planning of surveys, conduct and report on surveys addressing management needs, statistically analyze data with defensible methods, facilitate appropriate data management practices, and provide coordination at the regional and national level among refuge partners.

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Person with binoculars observing birds on the edge of a cliff
Re-sighting banded Red-legger Kittiwakes for population monitoring. St. George Island. Heather Renner/USFWS.