Yukon River Intertribal Watershed Council - Indigenous Observation Network

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This dataset is part of the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council's (YRITWC's) Indigenous Observation Network (ION) Water Monitoring Program. The YRITWC is an Indigenous grassroots non-profit organization, consisting of 74 First Nations and Tribes, dedicated to the protection and preservation of the Yukon River Watershed. The YRITWC accomplishes this by providing Yukon First Nations and Alaska Tribes in the Yukon Watershed with technical assistance, such as facilitating the development and exchange of information, coordinating efforts between First Nations and Tribes, undertaking research, and providing training, education and awareness programs to promote the health of the Watershed and its Indigenous peoples. Data generated by this program is used to assess water quality (non-point source/climate change indicators and point-source/natural and anthropogenic indicators) at water resources and within the YRB. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States Geological Survey, University of Alaska Fairbanks Chemistry Department and Water Environmental Research Center Laboratory, Government of Yukon Water Resources, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation provided standard operation protocols, technical assistance, and guidance.

Version 2.0.0
Data Steward Email
Data Collection Organization Yukon River Intertribal Watershed Council
Data Upload Organization Yukon River Intertribal Watershed Council
Progress Code onGoing
Maintenance Frequency Code annually
Topic Category Code inlandWaters
Keywords Southern Yukon Region, Water Quality, Water Temperature, Southern Lakes, Chemical Data, Physical Measurements, Climate, Landscape Changes, Indigenous Observation Network
Spatial Extent -135.756° 59.438°, -133.302° 60.975° (W S, E N)
Temporal Extent 1993-03-19 to 2022-10-08
Date Published
Alternate Formats FGP-HNAP ISO:19115-2 (XML) , W3C DCAT (XML) , W3C DCAT (JSON-LD)


Yukon River Intertribal Watershed Council. 2024-06-22. "Yukon River Intertribal Watershed Council - Indigenous Observation Network" (dataset). 2.0.0. DataStream.

Data Collection Information

Sampling design is outlined in the YRITWC's Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP), adapted with permission from those produced by Cook Inlet Keeper of Homer and the Alaska Cooperative Extension, Alaska Native Village Drinking Water Protection Program Outreach. The Umbrella ION QAPP provides the framework of a standardized monitoring design that includes training availability, equipment choices, defines sampling design, describes collected parameters, defines QA/QC activities, describes sampling handling, describes sample shipment, and database management practices.

Attribution Licence (ODC-By) v1.0

You are free to share, copy, distribute, use, modify, transform, build upon, and produce works from the data as long as you attribute any public use of the data, or works produced from the data, in the manner specified in the licence. For any use or redistribution of the data, or works produced from it, you must make clear to others the licence of the data and keep intact any notices on the original data.

Data Disclaimer

Data has been collected on the Traditional Territory of the Carcross Tagish First Nation. Recognition should be contributed when using the data.

API Access

curl -G --data-urlencode "\\$filter=DOI eq '10.25976/0nlx-3708'" -H "x-api-key: PRIVATE-API-KEY"



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