Mapping the Human Footprint Across Alaska and Canada
The Alaska Center for Conservation Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage, in partnership with the Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative, embarked on a project to map and quantify the human footprint across interior Alaska and northwestern Canada. The goal was to build a seamless dataset that spanned state, provincial and territorial boundaries to represent an initial look at intactness in the boreal ecosystems of western Canada and Alaska. This project builds upon work done by Ducks Unlimited Canada and is continuing in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to better understand potential cumulative impacts to the international Yukon River salmon fishery.