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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.

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.

Federal Depository Library

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

This Alaska Department of Natural Resources aerial photos collection contains color and black and white aerial photographs of south central Alaska taken by NASA in 1978 and 1979, as well as a few black and white photos from 1953. The photos are filed by quadrangle, flight line number, film roll number, and frame number. The flight line overlays for these photos are located in Case 3 in the Map Atrium. There are two drawers of flight lines for the color photos and two drawers of flight lines for the black and white photos. The overlays are filed in the drawers alphabetically by quadrangle and are used with the topographic maps in Case 4. A stereoscope for 3-D viewing is available at the ARLIS reference desk.

Collection Highlights

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill FAQs – Updated June 30, 2017

FAQs, facts and links about the Exxon Valdez oil spill, download at

Arctic Environmental Information and Data Center (AEIDC) Photo Collection

1,777 historic photographs of Alaska, from the early 1970s, covers all aspects of Alaska from cultural to scientific, including industry.

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

Anchorage earthquake : aerial photographs

Four hundred sixty three remote-sensing photographs of Anchorage, taken after the Alaska Earthquake of 1964, are now available for research at ARLIS. The scale is 1:6,000. 1″ = 500′. For access, ask at ARLIS reference desk.

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