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Main Title Cumulative Impacts of Oil Fields on Northern Alaskan Landscapes (Journal Version).
Author Walker, D. A. ; Webber, P. J. ; Binnian, E. F. ; Everett, K. R. ; Lederer, N. D. ;
CORP Author Colorado Univ., Boulder. ;North Slope Borough, Anchorage, AK. ;Ohio State Univ., Columbus.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher c1987
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/J-87/460;
Stock Number PB89-134670
Additional Subjects Environmental surveys ; Oil fields ; Probability distribution functions ; Alaska ; Landscaping ; Wildlife ; Geological maps ; Reprints ; Arctic Coastal Plain ; Prudhoe Bay ; Ecosystems
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-134670 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7p
Proposed further developments on Alaska's Arctic Coastal Plain raise questions about cumulative effects on arctic tundra ecosystems of development of multiple large oil fields. Maps of historical changes to the Prudhoe Bay Oil Field show indirect impacts can lag behind planned developments by many years and the total area eventually disturbed can greatly exceed the planned area of construction. For example, in the wettest parts of the oil field (flat thaw-lake plains), flooding and thermokarst covered more than twice the area directly affected by roads and other construction activities. Protecting critical wildlife habitat is the central issue for cumulative impact analysis in northern Alaska. Comprehensive landscape planning with the use of geographic information system technology and detailed geobotanical maps can help identify and protect areas of high wildlife use.