Explore Audubon Alaska's science-based research and special reports.
- Marine Ecological Atlas of the Pribilof Islands. (2020)
- An Assessment of Ecological Value & Vulnerability in the Bering, Chukchi, & Beaufort Seas. (2019)
- Alaska's Beaufort Coastal Corridor Report. (2018) A report on persistence of ecological values in the coastal and nearshore region of the Beaufort Sea.
- Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas. (2017) A comprehensive trans-boundary atlas that represents the current state of knowledge on subjects ranging from physical oceanography to species ecology to human uses.
- Arctic Marine Synthesis: Atlas of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. (2010) This collection of 44 maps contains information on Arctic Ocean wildlife, physical characteristics of the ocean, and human uses such as energy development and protected areas.
- Place-based Summary of the Arctic Marine Synthesis. A companion publication to the Atlas, you can look up a specific place to learn about the wildlife and ocean characteristics found there.
Arctic Terrestrial (North Slope and Arctic Refuge)
- Report Series: Life in the Heart of the Arctic. (March 2019)
- 2017 Assessment of Wildlife Values in the Teshekpuk Wetlands Complex within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPRA). (December 2017)
- Ecological Impacts of Road- and Aircraft-Based Access to Oil Infrastructure. (July 2017)
- Ecological Atlas of the Western Arctic. (July 2016)
- A Synthesis of Existing, Planned, and Proposed Infrastructure and Operations Supporting Oil and Gas Activities and Commercial Transportation in Arctic Alaska. (2014) This report was produced at the University of Alaska Fairbanks as part of the North by 2020 Forum. All maps in this report were created at Audubon Alaska.
Bird Conservation and Important Bird Areas
- An Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerability for Important Bird Areas in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Arc. (April 2019)
- Alaska Shorebird Conservation Plan 2019. (April 2019)
- Marine Important Bird Areas in Alaska: Identifying Globally Significant Sites Using Colony and At-Sea Survey Data
- Conservation Significance of Large Inventoried Roadless Areas on the Tongass National Forest. (December 2019) Using the best available data to calculate indicators of habitat condition for five important species and forest systems, this report show the conservation significance of large inventoried roadless areas across the Tongass National Forest.
- Ecological Atlas of Southeast Alaska. (September 2016) In the Ecological Atlas, we have built upon the information in our previous Tongass publications. We improved datasets such as forest vegetation, anadromous fish distribution, salt marsh estuaries, and Important Bird Areas. We included new information, such as projected climate change, mammal and bird viewing hotspots, metals mining, and infrastructure. (This link is to an online publication; visit our Tongass page for high resolution files to download)
- Conserving Old-Growth Ecosystems in the Tongass National Forest. (2010) Learn about Alaska's temperate rainforest and Audubon Alaska's conservation strategy to protect important places.
Other Public Lands in Alaska
- Bridges to a New Era, Part I: A Report on the Past, Present, and Potential Future of Tribal Co-Management on Federal Public Lands. (September 2020) This Report intends to support and catalyze a new era of reform that thoughtfully and meaningfully restores tribal management to federal public lands.
- Bridges to a New Era, Part 2: A Report on the Past, Present, and Potential Future of Tribal Co-Management on Federal Public Lands in Alaska. The executive summary for this report can be found here, and the full report can be found here. (2022)
- Alaska WatchList 2017. Learn about declining and vulnerable bird populations in Alaska.