This report presents the results of the 2019 CD5 Habitat Monitoring Study, a long-term monitoring study designed to monitor and assess potential changes in habitat related to the CD5 Development Project on a portion of the Colville River Delta (CRD) in northern Alaska. The CD5 Habitat Monitoring Study is one component of a broader long-term Monitoring Plan with an adaptive management strategy
The 2019 CD5 Habitat Monitoring Study includes two components: local climate monitoring and habitat monitoring. For each of these components, ABR collected and assessed data from this second post-construction monitoring event and compared these data with the baseline data collected in 2013 to assess potential ecosystem changes associated with the CD5 Project.
The specific objectives of the 2019 CD5 Habitat Monitoring Study were to: 1) conduct the second year of post-construction data collection and monitoring of climate and habitat in the CD5 Habitat Monitoring Study Area; 2) analyze and summarize 2019 field data with respect to the 2013 baseline data; 3) update the Integrated Terrain Unit (ITU) mapping in the CD5 Habitat Monitoring Study Area, based on 2018 high-resolution aerial imagery and 2019 field data; and 4) present findings at an agency and stakeholder meeting in February 2020
2019 CD5 Habitat Monitoring.pdf (53.7 MB)