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More about the Susitna Doc Finder

The Susitna Doc Finder is a comprehensive catalog of documents that have resulted from every phase of hydroelectric project proposed for the Susitna River watershed.

Furs, Skulls & Bird Mounts

A popular collection at birds-furs-skullsARLIS is its large selection of Alaskan animal furs, skulls, and bird mounts, available for check-out by any walk-in patron (ARLIS will not mail them due to their fragility).  The collection is frequently used by teachers and other educators, camp counselors, artists, and scout groups.  Most of the items were donated to ARLIS by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Wildlife Conservation Division. See also, Kits, for more hands-on items for the classroom. Links to collection guides are available at www.arlis.org/resources/for-educators/furs-skulls-bird-mounts/

Please note: Due to construction during the summer of 2018,

this collection will not circulate after Friday, April 27, 2018.

Circulation will resume in the fall semester of 2018.

Map-enabled boreal database

ARLIS databases includes the search tool created by North West Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NWB LCC) and ARLIS. The database includes reports and articles, mainly post-2010, addressing land management in the boreal region of Alaska and western Canada. From the ARLIS database list, search the NWB Alaska and Canada bibliography using any combination of the GIS map interface and/or keyword.

Federal Depository Library

Federal Depository Library ProgramARLIS selects federal depository items and provides free public access.

About the Susitna Doc Finder

The Susitna Doc Finder is a comprehensive catalog of documents that have resulted from every phase of hydroelectric project proposed for the Susitna River watershed. These are categorized as the historic (mainly 1970s/80s and earlier) Susitna Hydroelectric Project (SuHydro Project), as well as those documents continually being produced since 2010 under the current Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project (SuWa Project). The catalog is powered by VuFind and features:

  • Maximal searchability
  • Mobile-friendly usage on devices of all sizes and shapes
  • Automatic display of cover images of all PDFs
  • Indexing of full text of all PDFs
  • Relevancy-ranked search results

SuHydro Project Reports

ARLIS maintains the most extensive collection of historic Susitna Hydroelectric Project publications found anywhere. The Susitna Hydroelectric Project, costing an estimated $145 million in 1986 dollars to fund field work and research activities (HDR/Northern Economics, 2009  – SuWa no. 194), produced a body of work exceeding 5,000 reports. ARLIS continually strives to discover more documents and amass the most complete collection possible.

Three large series of SuHydro Project reports are represented in the Susitna Doc Finder, as follows:

APA Reports: These were compiled, indexed, and numbered in 1988 by the Alaska Power Authority (APA) [now Alaska Energy Authority]. The APA collection is comprised of any prior agency reports, contracted reports, and books, articles, and excerpts that contain information relevant to the historic project.

The title of the APA finding aid is Susitna Hydroelectric Project Document Index.

RTS Reports: Aquatic Studies, conducted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, received RTS report numbers. There are several finding aids for these.

The title of the RTS finding aid is Susitna River Aquatic Studies: Divisions of Sport and Commercial Fisheries.

SUS Reports: These reports were compiled and numbered by Arctic Environmental Information and Data Center (AEIDC) in fulfilment of an aquatic impact study project.

The title of the SUS finding aid is Susitna Aquatic Impact Assessment Project Bibliography.

SuWa Project Reports

SuWa Reports: These reports are mainly produced by agencies and contractors associated with the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project (SuWa Project). ARLIS has systematically assigned SuWa numbers and included uniform cover pages for each SuWa report.

ARLIS’s Role

Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) has been under contract to the Alaska Energy Authority since 2009 to maintain and augment these collections in support of the present day Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project. ARLIS has digitized all available SuHydro reports. SuWa reports are born digital and ARLIS has created a permanent paper repository of all SuWa reports. More of these reports are being discovered as the project continues to develop, and additional scanning and linking is occurring. Donations of SuHydro collections (small and large) are always welcome.

About ARLIS

ARLIS was founded by nine state, federal, and University agencies to form a comprehensive collection related to the natural and cultural resources of Alaska. ARLIS is a full-service library that provides reference and bibliographic services, and is used by government agencies, the private sector, University students and the public.

About the Susitna Doc Finder

The Susitna Doc Finder is a comprehensive catalog of documents that have resulted from every phase of the historic 1980s Susitna Hydroelectric Project (SuHydro Project), as well as those documents continually being produced since 2010 under the current Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project (SuWa Project).

The catalog is powered by VuFind and features:

  • Maximal searchability
  • Mobile-friendly usage on devices of all sizes and shapes
  • Automatic display of cover images of all PDFs
  • Indexing of full text of all PDFs
  • Relevancy-ranked search results

Every historic and current report is available via the Susitna Doc Finder. These include:

Project Name Report Types
Susitna Hydroelectric Project (SuHydro) APA, RTS, SUS
Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project (SuWa) SuWa

Detailed explanation of each type of report is below.

SuHydro Project Reports

ARLIS maintains the most extensive collection of historic Susitna Hydroelectric Project publications found anywhere. The Susitna Hydroelectric Project, costing an estimated $227 million in research during the 1970s and 1980s, produced a body of work exceeding 5,000 reports. ARLIS continually strives to discover more documents to amass the most complete collection possible.

Three large series of SuHydro Project reports are represented in the Susitna Doc Finder, as follows:

APA Reports: These were compiled, indexed, and numbered by the Alaska Power Authority (APA). These are comprised of agency reports, contracted reports, and books, articles, and excerpts that contain information relevant to the historic project.

• A scanned copy of the numerical index may be found at: http://www.arlis.org/docs/vol1/Susitna/35/APA3573.pdf

The title of the finding aid is Susitna Hydroelectric Project Document Index.

RTS Reports: Aquatic Studies, conducted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, received RTS report numbers. There are several finding aids for these.

• Brief version: http://www.arlis.org/docs/vol1/Susitna/40/APA4054.pdf
• Annotated version: http://www.arlis.org/docs/vol1/Susitna/40/APA4053.pdf
• Enhanced annotated version with covers and tables of contents of each report:
http://www.arlis.org/docs/vol1/Susitna/41/APA4157.pdf

The title of the finding aid is Susitna River Aquatic Studies: Divisions of Sport and Commercial Fisheries.
SUS Reports: These reports were compiled and numbered by Arctic Environmental Information and Data Center (AEIDC) in fulfilment of an aquatic impact study project.

• A scanned copies of the numerical index may be found at: http://www.arlis.org/docs/vol1/Susitna/40/APA4030/APA4030a.pdf
The title of the finding aid is Susitna Aquatic Impact Assessment Project Bibliography.

SuWa Project Reports

SuWa Reports:

These reports are mainly produced by agencies and contractors associated with the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project (SuWa Project). ARLIS has systematically assigned SuWa numbers and included uniform cover pages for each SuWa report.

ARLIS’s Role

Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) has been under contract to the Alaska Energy Authority since 2009 to maintain and augment these collections in support of the present day Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project. ARLIS has digitized all available SuHydro reports. SuWa reports are born digital and ARLIS has created a permanent paper repository of all SuWa reports.

More of these reports are being discovered as the project continues to develop, and additional scanning and linking is occurring. Donations of SuHydro collections (small and large) are always welcome.

About ARLIS

ARLIS was founded by eight state, federal, and University agencies to form a comprehensive collection related to the natural and cultural resources of Alaska. ARLIS is a full-service library that provides reference and bibliographic services, and is used by government agencies, the private sector, University students and the public.

Collection Highlights

US Fish & Wildlife Service Annual Narratives

Annual narrative reports of national wildlife refuges in Alaska, a rich source of historical information on each refuge.

MAS Files (Mineral Availability System/Mineral Assessment Studies)

The Minerals Availability System (MAS) was a US Bureau of Mines program begun in the early 1960’s to measure and classify identified mineral resources according to their extraction technologies, economics and commercial availability. The files contain information on occurrences, deposits, mines and processing facilities. When the US Bureau of Mines was closed in 1996, the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was given responsibility for the Alaska MAS files located in Juneau and Anchorage. Those files in BLM are known as AMIS, Alaska Minerals Information System. The MAS files are arranged numerically by quadrangle number and indexed by quadrangle and property.

Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Annual Management Reports

Reports of catch, escapement, economic factors, and fishery management policies for each regional commercial fishery, 1959-. The reports are shelved by geographic region from east to west across Alaska and by year within geographic region.

Anaconda Minerals Exploration Collection

The collection includes about 10,500 indexed items in digital and paper format of Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI) mineral exploration data, collected between 1974 and 1984  throughout Alaska by the Anaconda Minerals Company and other mining companies. The collection index is part of the Alaska Geologic Data Index, available at maps.dggs.alaska.gov/agdi/.
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National Park Service
US Geological Survey
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
University of Alaska Anchorage
Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Bureau of Land Management
Fish & Wildlife Service
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council