Northwest Arctic Geographic Response Strategies
SAINT LAWRENCE ISLAND ZONE
The Saint Lawrence Island Zone of the NW Arctic Subarea is depicted below. The green boxes are placed in areas where a pre-planned oil spill response has been developed. The red boxes indicate sites for which a “draft” Geographic Response Strategy (GRS) has been developed. These draft GRS are available for review by stakeholders by clicking on the link to download the document. Before they are finalized the plans will be reviewed by oil spill response professionals to ensure that they protect the resources at each sites as best a possible with the currently available technology. The sites are also listed in a Site Selection Matrix. This document describes the resources at each site.
The following map shows the sites that have been developed in the Northern Zone of the Northwest Arctic Subarea.
Green: indicates sites that have been selected for GRS development by the workgroup.
Download a printable pdf format file of this map and sitelist. The current file date is: May 2014.
To save a copy of this colored map directly to your hard drive:
Windows: right click on the map and select "save image as..." from the menu that appears;
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Completed GRS for the Saint Lawrence Island Zone
The completed GRS for each site can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:
Completed GRS for the Saint Lawrence Island Zone selected in 2012
SL-11 - Punguuk Islands
SL-12 - Qilugnaak Lagoon
SL-13 - Northeast Cape
SL-14 - Camp Iveetok
SL-15 - Stolbi Rocks
SL-16 - Kukulek Cape/Savoonga
SL-17 - Southwest Cape
SL-18 - Naayvaghlak Lagoon
SL-19 - Umeyaalak Bay
SL-20 - Southeast Cape/Sekeunak Lagoon
Completed GRS for the Saint Lawrence Island Zone selected in 2010
SL-01 – Petngeghyak Lagoon & River
SL-02 – Tapisagek River & Qitnegaq Bay
SL-03 – Sipenpak Lagoon
SL-04 – Alngighyak Lagoon
SL-05 – Kentanga Bay
SL-06 – Kangii Bay Lagoon
SL-07 – Nayghapak & Aghnak Lagoon
SL-08 – Northwest Cape/Gambell
SL-09 – Ketngipalak
SL-10 – Kangqaak Bay
The GRS Site Selection Process
The GRS site selection process begins with the identification of candidate sites. Candidate sites are identified based on a set of three major site selection criteria.
risk of being impacted from a water borne spill; and
feasibility of successfully protecting the site with existing technology.
The Work Group has sought public input for the sites selected. Public involvement is essential to ensure that the sites selected and the strategies developed reflected the environmental protection priorities of local communities, stakeholders, and resource users. Once GRS site selection was finalized, the workgroup developed the strategies for each site.
Threatened and Endangered Species/Habitats
Subsistence Harvest Areas
Eel grass beds
Sheltered Tidal Flats
Sheltered Rocky Shores
Sea Lion Rookeries and Haulouts
Walrus Rookeries and haulouts
Large Seabird Colonies
Waterfowl and Shorebird Spring,Fall or Winter Concentration Areas
Large Anadromous Fish Streams
Intertidal Salmon Spawning Areas
Herring Spawning Areas
Federal Wilderness Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and National Natural Landmarks
State Refuges, Sanctuaries, and Critical Habitat Areas
Cultural Resources/Archaeological Sites
High Use Commercial Fishing Areas
High Use Recreational Areas
The workgroup welcomes public input to ensure that everyone with a stake in the area is made aware of Geographic Response Strategies and their importance during an oil spill response.
If you have questions regarding this project, please contact Mark Janes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This page last updated: May 22, 2014 by Nuka Research & Planning Group, LLC