National Park Service

Southwest Alaska Network (SWAN)

Southwest Alaska Network

Bald eagle monitoring in Kenai Fjords National Park Alpine meadows and salt marshes, both sensitive plant communities, are monitored by SWAN. Black oystercatchers are monitored in Kenai Fjords and Katmai Vegetation monitoring, Katmai National Park and Preserve One of ten remote area weather stations operated by SWAN; Hickerson Lake, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Sea otters are monitored in Katmai and Kenai Fjords Water sampling at Telaquana Lake, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

The SWAN I&M Program is one of 32 National Park Service I&M Networks across the country established to facilitate collaboration, information sharing, and economies of scale in natural resource monitoring. It is comprised of five national park units, each of which contain a rich and varied array of natural and cultural resources. These parks and their partners are dedicated to understanding and preserving the region's unique resources through science and education.

Featured Information

Resource Briefs

Resource briefs from 2015 field season

Twenty-two resource briefs provide updates on SWAN Vital Sign Monitoring; completed in the winter 2015-16 (32 MB) Download

Alaskan National Parks Glaciers — Status and Trends

Alaskan Glacier Report Cover

A technical report for a project with the objectives of mapping glaciers in Alaska's national parks at two time intervals and measure surface elevation change on a subset of glaciers.

Video: McArthur Pass Weather Station Repair

Video: Intertidal Monitoring in SW Alaska Parks

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