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Registration is now open for the State of Alaska’s Salmon and People (SASAP) Reproducible Analysis with R workshop, November 28 – 29, in Juneau, Alaska. Catered to biologists, analysts, students and other professionals that work in R, the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) Data Task Force will walk attendees through modern open data science techniques. The course will teach data management skills that...

This week, Nautilus is participating in meetings of the SASAP (State of Alaska’s Salmon and People) project’s Salmon and Wellbeing Working Group at NCEAS. The Wellbeing group is co-led by Drs. Rachel Donkersloot (AMCC), Jessica Black (UAF) and Courtney Carothers (UAF) and engages a broad cross section of tribal, academic and government experts. The Wellbeing Working Group seeks to assess how salmon contribute to the wellbeing of...

Nautilus recently facilitated a successful three-day partnership retreat for three entities working on conservation and community sustainability efforts in the Aleutian Islands and Bering Sea. The Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative (ABSI LCC) was joined by the Aleut International Association and the National Park Service’s Beringia program at the NOAA/UAF Kasitsna Bay laboratory. The ABSI LCC is one of...

Whanganui: A River with Rights

Whanganui: A River with Rights


Posted By on September 17, 2017

Nautilus staff recently visited the Whanganui River valley on the South Island of New Zealand to learn more about its new status as the world’s first river with the rights of a person. The Whanganui River is the third largest in New Zealand (known as Aotearoa by the indigenous Maori people), traveling some 180 miles from its source on the slopes of Mt Tongariro in the center of the North Island to the Tasman Sea. The Whanganui River...

Managing US Fisheries in a Fluid Environment– Salmon and salmon systems are at the forefront of Nautilus’ work in Alaska. Recently we attended the second in a set of hearings on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), which is largely credited for maintaining sustainable fisheries in the US through its fundamentally science-based management structure. Senator Dan Sullivan, Chair...

Imagine an area roughly the size of Texas owned and managed by Indigenous people under a voluntary partnership agreement with the Federal Government. That is the combined area of land, sea and freshwater “country” that is now formally set aside by Aboriginal people and the federal government in Australia to promote conservation and community development. The Australian Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) program began in 1997, and has...