Seven years after oil began pumping through the trans-Alaska pipeline, strong opinion still exists about how well fish and wildlife were protected during construction of that pipeline. Before the pipeline was built, its possible effects on animals and fish along the route were among the most publicized and controversial aspects of the proposed project. Ultimately, a joint federal-state organization was established specifically to protect fish and wildlife during pipeline construction; that organization was part of broader monitoring systems established by both the federal and state governments to enforce technical and environmental standards the pipeline builders had agreed to meet. Near the end of construction, in 1977, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contracted with researchers at the University of Alaska's Institute of Social and Economic Research to study how effective the fish and wildlife protection organization had been, and what factors had influenced its effectiveness. This article summarizes some of the findings of the institute's detailed report, published in 1978. (Author)

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    Geophysical Institute

    Alaska University
    Fairbanks, AK  United States  99701
  • Authors:
    • Morehouse, T A
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 18-26
  • Serial:
    • Northern Engineer
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Geophysical Institute
    • ISSN: 0029-3083

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  • Accession Number: 00392109
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1985 12:00AM