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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 website provides access by report type and by author to a compilation of baseline reports that resulted from research funded by the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP).  The reports were scanned, and the website was derived by Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) from OCSEAP’s Comprehensive Bibliography, published June 1990. The reports are mainly focused on OCS lease areas: Beaufort Sea, Lower Cook Inlet, Chukchi Sea, Norton Sound, Navarin Basin, St. George Basin, Bristol Bay, Aleutian Basin, Kodiak Region, and Gulf of Alaska.

Background: The protection of the marine and coastal environment is mandated by the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act of 1953, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and the OCS Lands Act Amendments of 1978. An essential responsibility of the Department of the Interior (DOI), as manager of the OCS Leasing Program, is to ensure that proposed OCS development and production activities will not irreparably damage the marine environment and its resources. To help meet this responsibility as it applies to development of the Alaska OCS, the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) was initiated by inter-agency agreement between DOI’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) [now, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, BOEM] and the Department of Commerce’s national Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Collection Highlights

Maps & Atlases

Thousands of maps and atlases, including Alaska Road Commission Maps, Alaska Trail System inventory, Alaska topographic series (USGS),flight line overlays, mining claims overlays, Army map service base maps, city maps, dam sites, flood prone areas, National Wetlands Inventory, Coastal Zone Maps (ADF&G) Alaska Power Study maps, Spetzman vegetation maps, NOAA Maps, and oversized atlases.

ADNR Aerial Photo Collection

Alaska Department of Natural Resources color and black and white aerial photographs of south central Alaska taken by NASA in 1978 and 1979, and a few black and white photos from 1953. The photos are filed by quadrangle, flight line number, film roll number, and frame number.

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.

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