Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

In 2010, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge staff began collecting Nature’s Notebook observations in regions around Alaska, rather than on the remote refuge, in order to contribute to the national monitoring effort and to observe potential ecological changes related to climate. The Refuge staff are monitoring species that are important forage for caribou, elk, beavers and birds including the diamondleaf willow (Salix planifolia) and quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides). 

Download a one-page Refuge Highlight about phenology monitoring at Arctic NWR »