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PURPOSE: The implementation of a management plan is proposed in order to address military uses, economic development, recreation, wildlife habitat, and access in association with the use of the Fort Wainwright Maneuver Area in Alaska. The maneuver area, commonly known as the Yukon Maneuver Area, is a tract of approximately 248,000 acres in the Fairbanks North Star Borough southeast of the city of Fairbanks. It is roughly rectangular in shape, spanning 28 miles east-to-west and 17.5 miles north-to- south; it encompasses much of the land between the Chena and Salcha rivers northeast of the Richardson Highway. Tributaries of the two rivers flow through the area at the bases of 2,000-foot hills, which predominate all...
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Although the importance of aboriginal knowledge, values and perspectives in sustainable development has been recognised for many decades, worldwide examples exist showing that aboriginal involvement is less then effective. How and where to include aboriginal needs and goals has however been problematic. Ultimately, aboriginal forest values need to be considered with scientific strategies and their role and compatibility with forest conditions needs to be explored. Criteria and indicator (C&I) frameworks can be used as a platform to include community needs and goals in management decisions. This review compares aboriginal forest ecological perspectives defined by Canadian local level C&I frameworks with non-aboriginal...
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The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) is developing a reserve design to maintain avian biodiversity throughout the Rocky and Mackenzie Mountains. My study identified core areas of high quality bird breeding habitat in the region that represented broad habitat types important to mountain bird communities. I prioritized habitat using existing bird survey data to develop statistical models for a group of focal birds. The models predicted the probability of each bird's occurrence throughout Y2Y based on biophysical factors and anthropogenic stressors. I used the probability of species' occurrence as an index of relative habitat quality, and combined all model predictions to identify conservation priority...
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Canada is dominated by remote wilderness areas that make important conservation contributions, but are currently only protected de facto by their inaccessibility. Mechanisms for the identification and formal protection of such areas can help ensure that they continue to function naturally and provide essential ecosystem services. However, a lack of spatially explicit, publicly available sources of data on anthropogenic disturbances and natural resource extraction challenges the development of detailed wilderness inventories. We suggest that landscape structure can be used to classify areas of natural landscapes, as trained by the landscape structure of protected areas, and demonstrate this approach by mapping de...
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PURPOSE: The renewal of land withdrawals related to the Army operations of the Fort Jonathan Wainwright Yukon Training Area (formerly known as the Fort Wainwright Maneuver Area), the Fort Greely West Training Area (formerly known as the Fort Greely Maneuver Area), and the Fort Greely East Training Area (formerly known as the Fort Greely Air Drop Zone), all of which lie in Alaska, is proposed. The forts offer extensive areas providing terrain and conditions representative of northern theatres of war. Fort Wainwright lies approximately 120 miles south of the Arctic Circle near the city of Fairbanks in the interior of Alaska. The 915,098-acre installation consists of the Main Post, the Tanana Flats Training Area, and...
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Cumulative effects management requires understanding the environmental impacts of development and finding the right balance between social, economic, and environmental objectives. We explored the use of choice experiments to elicit preferences for competing social, economic, and ecological outcomes in order to rank land and resource development options. The experiments were applied in the Southeast Yukon, a remote and resource rich region in Northern Canada with a relatively large aboriginal population. The case study addresses two issues of concern in cumulative effects management: the willingness to discount future environmental costs for immediate development benefits, and the existence of limits of acceptable...


map background search result map search result map PREPARATION OF APPRAISALS OF NON-FEDERAL AND FEDERAL LANDS FOR A PROPOSED EQUAL VALUE LAND EXCHANGE IN THE YUKON FLATS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, ALASKA BETWEEN DOYON LTD. AND THE US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES) Implementation of natural disturbance-based management of northern British Columbia FORT WAINWRIGHT, YUKON MANEUVER AREA, PROPOSED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN AND FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT, FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH, ALASKA ALASKA ARMY LANDS WITHDRAWAL RENEWAL FOR FORT WAINWRIGHT AND FORT GREELY WEST TRAINING AREA, CITY OF FAIRBANKS, CITY OF NORTH POLE, AND CITY OF DELTA JUNCTION, NORTH STAR BOROUGH, ALASKA Using Force Analysis to Target Collection and Analysis of Environmental Information Yukon River Unified Watershed Assessment Integrated resource management workshop: final report Northwest Territories Protected Areas Strategy: Mackenzie Valley five-year action plan (2004-2009): conservation planning for pipeline development A process to identify high quality avian habitat for the Yellowstone to Yukon reserve design Local level criteria and indicator frameworks: A tool used to assess aboriginal forest ecosystem values Mining and Canada's national parks--policy options: a case study of Nahanni National Park Reserve Identification of de facto protected areas in boreal Canada Yellowstone to Yukon, North America Variability and change in the Canadian cryosphere Cumulative Effects Planning: Finding the Balance Using Choice Experiments Negotiating the deal: Comprehensive land claims agreements in Canada Civil society organizations and adaptation to the health effects of climate change in Canada Wetland issues affecting waterfowl conservation in North America Using Force Analysis to Target Collection and Analysis of Environmental Information ALASKA ARMY LANDS WITHDRAWAL RENEWAL FOR FORT WAINWRIGHT AND FORT GREELY WEST TRAINING AREA, CITY OF FAIRBANKS, CITY OF NORTH POLE, AND CITY OF DELTA JUNCTION, NORTH STAR BOROUGH, ALASKA FORT WAINWRIGHT, YUKON MANEUVER AREA, PROPOSED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN AND FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT, FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH, ALASKA Mining and Canada's national parks--policy options: a case study of Nahanni National Park Reserve Implementation of natural disturbance-based management of northern British Columbia PREPARATION OF APPRAISALS OF NON-FEDERAL AND FEDERAL LANDS FOR A PROPOSED EQUAL VALUE LAND EXCHANGE IN THE YUKON FLATS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, ALASKA BETWEEN DOYON LTD. AND THE US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES) Cumulative Effects Planning: Finding the Balance Using Choice Experiments Integrated resource management workshop: final report Northwest Territories Protected Areas Strategy: Mackenzie Valley five-year action plan (2004-2009): conservation planning for pipeline development A process to identify high quality avian habitat for the Yellowstone to Yukon reserve design Yukon River Unified Watershed Assessment Yellowstone to Yukon, North America Wetland issues affecting waterfowl conservation in North America Negotiating the deal: Comprehensive land claims agreements in Canada Local level criteria and indicator frameworks: A tool used to assess aboriginal forest ecosystem values Identification of de facto protected areas in boreal Canada Variability and change in the Canadian cryosphere Civil society organizations and adaptation to the health effects of climate change in Canada