Thursday, September 27, 2007

New Salmon Database Management System

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has created a new database that should be of interest to some of the readers of this blog:

AYK Salmon Database Management System- from the website, " The ADF&G, Division of Commercial Fisheries, Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim (AYK) Region has created a salmon database management system (DBMS) for public use. The goal of this system is to provide managers, researchers, and the public involved in salmon fisheries in the AYK Region with a system to enter and process new data, as well as to retrieve historical data. The AYK salmon DBMS provides access to AYK project descriptions, biological measurements of age, sex, and length, escapement data, and Norton Sound test fisheries data through this internet site. The website also includes a demonstration of extraction and reporting of subsistence and commercial harvest data for Norton Sound only."

Alaska State agencies produce a number of searchable databases. To see a growing list of such resources, please see

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Top 10 Alaska E-Docs for FY 2007

People use electronic documents. Between July 2006 and June 2007, Alaska's Fiscal Year 2007, people downloaded electronic documents a total of 76,959 times. Based on number of times downloaded, here are the Top Ten:

1) Our Wealth Maintained: A Strategy for Conserving Alaska's Diverse Wildlife and Fish Resources
Download 1,214 times

2) Run Forecasts and Harvest Projections for 2007 Alaska Salmon Fisheries and Review of 2006 Season
Downloaded 779 times

3) Wild Resource Harvests and Uses by Residents of Lake Minchumina and Nikolai Alaska, 2001 - 2002
Downloaded 636 times

4) Norton Sound Winter Red King Crab Studies, 2006
Downloaded 521 times

5) 2006 Triennial Aleutian Islands Golden King Crab Survey
Downloaded 506 times

6) Fishery Management Report for Sport Fisheries in the Lower Tanana River Management Area for 2001-2002….
Downloaded 494 times

7) Copper River Salmon Habitat Management Study
Downloaded 454 times

8) Abundance and Composition of the Northern Pike Population in Minto Lakes, 2003
Downloaded 422 times

9) Alaska Rural Justice Issues, A Selected Bibliography
Downloaded 350 times

10) How The U.S. Views Us (What People Think When They Think About Alaska!)
Downloaded 339 times

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Federal pubs about Alaska August 2007

The following 18 Alaska-related items were cataloged by the federal Government Printing Office in August 2007. For a hyperlinked version of this list including catalog records and other searching options, please see this canned search of the Catalog of Government Publications.

Title, Year, Author, SuDoc Number , Internet Access

1 Assessment of hydrology, water quality, and trace elements in selected placer-mined creeks in the Birch Creek watershed near Central, Alaska, 2001-05 2007 Kennedy, Ben W. I 19.42/4-4:2007-5124

2 Geologic map of the Big Delta B-1 quadrangle, east-central Alaska / 2007 Geological Survey (U.S.) I 19.91/3:2975

3 Hydraulic survey and scour assessment of bridge 524, Tanana River at Big Delta, Alaska 2007 Heinrichs, Thomas A. I 19.42/4-4:2006-5282

4 Major and trace-element data from stream-sediment and rock samples collected in the Taylor Mountains 1:250,000-scale quadrangle, Alaska 2007 Bailey, Elizabeth A. I 19.76:2007-1196

5 The national parks of Alaska : hearing before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, August 14, 2006. 2007 United States.Congress.House.Committee on Government Reform.Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Dru Y 4.G 74/7:AL 1/6

6 U.S. Geological Survey activities related to American Indians and Alaska natives, fiscal year 2005 2007 Marcus, Susan M. I 19.4/2:1313

7 Alaska resource data file, Mount Katmai quadrangle, Alaska 2006 Wilson, Frederic H., I 19.76:2006-1022

8 Calibration of PS09, PS10, and PS11 Trans-Alaska Pipeline System strong-motion instruments, with acceleration, velocity, and displacement records of the Denali Fault Earthquake, 03 November 2002 2006 Evans, John R. (John Richard), 1952- I 19.76:2006-1028

9 Condont and radiolarian data from the De Long Mountains quadrangle and adjacent areas, northern Alaska 2006 Dumoulin, Julie A. I 19.76:2006-1068

10 Major- and trace-element concentrations in rock samples collected in 2004 from the Taylor Mountains 1:250,000-scale quadrangle, Alaska, 2006 Klimasauskas, Ed. I 19.76:2006-1070

11 Micropaleontology of selected wells and seismic shot holes, northern Alaska 2006 Mickey, Michael B. I 19.76:2006-1055

12 Porosity-depth trends and regional uplift calculated from sonic logs, National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska 2005 Nelson, Philip H. I 19.42/4-4:2005-5051

13 Controlled flight into terrain a study of pilot perspectives in Alaska / 2000 Bailey, Larry L. TD 4.210:00/28

14 Alaska Region national forests 1992 United States.Forest Service.Alaska Region. A 13.36/2-6:R 10-RG 65

15 Anchorage, AK USFWS National Wetlands Inventory. 1987 National Wetlands Inventory (U.S.) I 49.6/7-2:AK/61147-A 1/987

16 Kenai, AK USFWS National Wetlands Inventory. 1987 National Wetlands Inventory (U.S.) I 49.6/7-2:AK/60150-A 1/987

17 Seldovia, Alaska USFWS National Wetlands Inventory. 1986 National Wetlands Inventory (U.S.) I 49.6/7-2:AK/59150-A 1/986

18 Tyonek, Alaska USFWS National Wetlands Inventory. 1986 National Wetlands Inventory (U.S.) I 49.6/7-2:AK/61150-A 1/986