Wetland Monitoring

Picture of Riparian habitat near JBER

Wetland Monitoring
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
October 2017 to March 2019

The Ship Creek watershed on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is highly dynamic and has an extensive history of flooding. Significant damage has been incurred during major storm events in recent years. Changes to bank stability and stream course have the potential to affect adjoining wetlands and other buffers, and subsequently nearby development and infrastructure. In the interest of mitigating potential future flood hazards, AERC conducted wetland functional assessment and monitoring of portions of the Ship Creek watershed within JBER’s installation boundaries.

  • Used GIS analysis to conduct wetland functionality assessment on the Ship Creek watershed.
  • Identified areas for hazard mitigation.
  • Prepared a vegetation mapping signature book series for riverine and floodplain wetlands on JBER