Establish baseline watershed temperature conditions through the development of a region-wide monitoring network for the Copper River watershed to better understand Pacific salmon population responses to temperature changes in Alaska. Project will convene a Copper River Temperature Working Group to standardize temperature monitoring methodologies, identify current and future monitoring sites, and deploy and collect temperature data from 30 additional temperature monitoring devices in the watershed.
NFWF Grant Profile
Alaska Fish and Wildlife Fund
Project Title: Establishing a Temperature Monitoring Network for Salmon Conservation in the Copper River Watershed (AK)
Copper River Watershed Project
The Copper River watershed is located on the southcentral coast of Alaska and includes the communities of Metnasta Lake, Chistochina, Gakona, Gulkana, Glennallen, Tazlina, Copper Center, Kenny Lake, Chitina, McCarthy, and Cordova.