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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.

The ARLIS database collection includes more than twenty-five titles, offering time saving keys to the natural and cultural resources literature of Alaska and related subjects. An increasing number of titles, including Ecology and Wildlife Worldwide, Environment Complete, and Fish, Fisheries, ad Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide offer full text documents in addition to the carefully selected citations and abstracts. Anyone may consult these databases at ARLIS on a walk-in basis. Registered employees of ARLIS Founder Agencies also have desktop access to the ARLIS database collection.

Collection Highlights

OCSEAP (Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program) Reports

Access to scanned baseline reports resulting from funding provided by the OCSEAP program. Reports concern 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.

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.

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Videos

Raw footage of the early days of the oil spill, its subsequent clean-up, shoreline evaluations, and many other government-led activities related to the spill. This footage may be copied without infringing on copyright.

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