The Alaska Landbird Monitoring Survey (ALMS) is a collaborative survey developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and implemented by various federal, state, and non-governmental organizations throughout the state of Alaska. This program, established in 2003 and continuing today, contributes to analyses of population trends at regional and continental levels and models changes in bird distribution, habitat use, and population size in relation to climate, vegetation, development, and other environmental factors across the landscape. Surveys consist of standardized point-count surveys of breeding birds and measure associated habitat in off-road areas on Alaska public lands.

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