Projects and Research

Biotechnicians collect information about a nest at Yukon Delta Refuge.

Current monitoring and research efforts include:
•    Kuskokwim fisheries harvest surveys, with emphasis on Chinook salmon
•    Monitoring and management efforts of emperor geese
•    Monitoring of Threatened and Endangered species, such as Steller’s eiders
•    Monitoring and management of Mulchatna caribou.

The East Fork Andreafsky River weir is located 43 kilometers upstream of the confluence of the Yukon and Andreafsky rivers, near the village of St. Mary’s. We've been operating this weir from mid-June until early August since 1994 (with the exception of 2020 due to COVID-19). This project is an important platform for assessing and reconstructing the lower Yukon River Chinook and summer Chum...

As part of the National Wetlands Inventory, we are mapping and digitizing high priority wetlands in Alaska’s 16 National Wildlife Refuges. 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency tasked with providing public information on the status and trends of our Nation's wetlands. Our National Wetlands Inventory provides detailed information...