Webinar: Identifying Climate Vulnerabilities and Prioritizing Adaptation Strategies for Eulachon Populations in Southeast Alaska

Identifying Climate Vulnerabilities and Prioritizing Adaptation Strategies for Eulachon Populations in Southeast Alaska

Meredith Pochardt, Takshanuk Watershed Council

Hooligan (Eulachon or Saak), a small anadromous smelt species, have been a culturally significant subsistence species for the Tlingit people for generations. Declines in the southern distinct populations (SDP) located in California, Oregon and Washington and their eventual listing as Threatened in 2010 promoted the Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) and the Takshanuk Watershed Council (TWC) to being a long-term population monitoring program in northern Southeast Alaska. Prior to these efforts that began in 2010 there was little to no hooligan population data for this region. The CIA and TWC began with a mark-recapture protocol on the Chilkoot river. In 2014 the CIA and TWC partnered with Oregon State University to integrate the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) as an alternative method to collect population data. In 2017 this research expanded to 8 additional rivers in northern Southeast Alaska. The goal is to determine the applicability of various population estimation methods and determine the most cost-effective method to gather data in remote locations.

Join us:

Anchorage: US Fish & Wildlife Service Regional Office, 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Engineering Conference Room
Fairbanks: US Fish & Wildlife Service Field Office, 101 12th Ave., Refuges Conference Room
Online:

Audio
Call-in number: 1-866-755-3168
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Webex
Go to https://mmancusa.webex.com/mmancusa/j.php?MTID=m29528b34f3da78bd51e8a78bd261ac6a
Meeting number: 747 732 899
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