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Alaska Monitoring and Assessment Program Partners

Although DEC receives funding from EPA to participate in the National Aquatic Resource Surveys the surveys would not be possible without the support and assistance from numerous organizations and individuals. DEC and University of Alaska have been partners since 2004, other long term partners include National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration, Bureau of Land Management, and United States Forest Service. See the complete list below. 

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
DEC EH Laboratory
Water quality, fish, and biological analysis
DEC Fish Monitoring Program
Analysis for metals, and persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
DEC Remote Maintenance Worker
Laboratory / warehouse space
DEC Cruise Ships Program
Funding for additional sample collection, analysis, and part of operations
DEC Water Quality Standards Assessment and Restoration
Information and technical assistance for water quality standards, water quality monitoring, information management and data collection
Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Sample design, permitting, staff, equipment, and technical guidance
Bureau of Land Management, Alaska
Managing public lands for a variety of uses while ensuring natural, cultural, and historic resources are maintained for present and future use
Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
A tribal government representing over 30,000 Tlingit and Haida Indians worldwide
Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council
Monitoring the biological and chemical environment in Cook Inlet and nearby areas to detect impacts of oil industry operations
Ketchikan Indian Community (KIC)
KIC is a federally recognized Indian Tribe, incorporated in 1940 under Section 16 of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, as amended for Alaska in 1936
National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Trawl sample pathology and identification experts for both projects
Auke Bay Laboratories, Juneau, Alaska
The Alaska Fisheries Science Center's Auke Bay Laboratories (ABL) conducts scientific research throughout Alaska on commercially marketable species
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Supports the conservation and management of living marine resources and their habitats
National Status and Trends (NS&T)
Comprised of three nationwide programs, Benthic Surveillance, Mussel Watch, and Bioeffects designed to describe the current status of estuarine and coastal waters
National Park Service
Project design, logistics and permitting
U.S. Environment Protection Agency, National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS)
NARS are collaborative programs between EPA, states, and tribes designed to assess the quality of the nation's coastal waters, lakes and reservoirs, rivers and streams, and wetlands using a statistical survey design
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Field logistics and sample collection
U.S. Geological Survey
Sample design, field work, analysis and interpretation
National Water Quality Laboratory
A worldclass environmental analysis and research laboratory located on the campus of the Denver Federal Center in Colorado
University of Alaska
Established in 1917, the university system started as the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines in Fairbanks, later renamed the University of Alaska
Fairbanks, Institute of Ocean and Marine Sciences
Statistical and benthic invertebrate analysis for coastal projects
Anchorage, Alaska Center for Conservation Science
Field work and invertebrate analysis
Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council
Sample design, logistics, field work, analysis and interpretation

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