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Decisions Informed by the USGS Changing Arctic Ecosystems Initiative

Black BrantThrough the Changing Arctic Ecosystems (CAE) Initiative, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is informing key resource management decisions by better understanding how wildlife populations of special interest to the Department of the Interior (DOI) are responding to rapid physical changes in the Arctic. Below are some examples of how CAE research is informing decision-making.

Science for Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing-related Decisions

Science Informing Endangered Species Act Decisions and Recovery Planning

Science Informing the Status and Trends of Migratory Birds

Science for U.S. Naval Activities in the Arctic

    • USGS Changing Arctic Ecosystems information helps to guide management decisions for U.S. Navy properties within the species range of the Pacific walrus, from Point Lay to Barrow/Utqiaġvik, Alaska. Scientific information produced by the USGS informs management decisions by the U.S. Navy such as avoidance of walrus habitats and the timing of restrictions for Naval activities to avoid conflicts with walrus.

 

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