These data were collected using funding from the U.S. Government and can be used without additional permissions or fees. If you use these data in a publication, presentation, or other research product please use the citation below when citing the data product:
Christensen, Neal A.; Watson, Alan E. 2014. Qualitative and quantitative 2004-2005 data on Yakutat residents, local relationships to the Situk River, and management implications. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2015-0004
This study examines relationships to place between residents of Yakutat, Alaska and the Situk River. It documents an assessment of local perspectives on use, conflict, and management issues on the river. Initial semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted with targeted community members in 2004 to gain an understanding of local perspectives. These interviews were used to help develop a quantitative survey of 225 random community members in 2005. This data publication contains the results of the quantitative survey, which includes data such as actual and preferred activities in the area, level of management services of facilities, desired changes in management services, the importance of the Situk River to the community, and similar local perspectives.
residents; resident attitudes; resident-place relationship; fishing; conditions; resource use; management; management planning; use limits; biota; boundaries; economy; location; inlandWaters; society; transportation; Ecology, Ecosystems, & Environment; Environment and People; Recreation; Natural Resource Management & Use; Wilderness; North America; Alaska; Gulf of Alaska; Situk River; Situk watershed; Yakutat City and Borough; Chugach National Forest; Glacier Bay National Park; Glacier Bay Wilderness; Tongass National Forest; Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve; Wrangell-Saint Elias Wilderness; Russell Fjord Wilderness