Acoustic Monitoring
Southeast Alaska Acoustic Driving Transects

We currently have citizen science acoustic driving survey programs in 7 communities across Southeast Alaska: Cordova, Haines, Juneau, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Sitka, and Wrangell. Surveys are conducted weekly from April through mid-November. Survey kits may be signed out for 1 week at a time.

The driving survey program is a partnership between ADF&G and local coordinators in each community. ADF&G provides the equipment and receives, processes, and analyzes the data. Local coordinators check the survey equipment in and out, download the data, and send the data to ADF&G.

Signing up to conduct a survey is easy:

  1. Complete and sign the Volunteer Agreement (PDF 1,511 kB) and email it to ADF&G at All surveyors must have their volunteer agreement approved by ADF&G prior to conducting a survey. Agreements are good for one calendar year.
    Instructions for completing the form:
    • Complete all (and only) sections shaded in yellow
    • You must provide a full address (including town) for you and your emergency contact
    • Minors under the age of 8 do not require a form. Parents of minors 8 years and older must read and comply with the department's SOP No. III-524 (PDF 64 kB).
  2. Contact the local coordinator in your community during the survey season to sign up for a survey slot. Contact information for each coordinator is listed below.
Southeast Alaska 2018 Acoustic Driving Transect Communities - To sign up, contact your local coordinator below.


Cordova Transect Route (PDF 314 kB)

Contact: Charlotte Westing
Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game
401 Railroad Avenue
Cordova, AK
(907) 424-3216


Haines Hwy Transect Route (hns1) (PDF 497 kB)
Chilkoot Lake to Mud Bay Transect Route (hns2) (PDF 346 kB)

Jolanta Ryan
Education and Cultural Coordinator
Haines Borough Public Library
111 3rd Ave
Haines, AK 99827
(907) 766-3830


Echo Cove Transect Map (PDF 427 kB)

The kit is hosted at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. They are closed for the month of April. For the month of April, please contact:

Pete Schneider
U.S. Forest Service
(907) 789-6639
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Starting May 1, please sign up in person at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, 8:00am – 7:30pm, 7 days a week.


Ben Limle
U.S. Forest Service
(907) 228-4139


Petersburg Transect Route (PDF 425 kB)

Chris Weiss
Petersburg Public Library
14 S. Seconds Street
Petersburg, AK 99833


Map: Sitka Transect Route (PDF 384 kB)

Callie Simmons
Sitka Sound Science Center
834 Lincoln Street, Suite 200
Sitka, Alaska 99835
(503) 807-8068


Wrangell Transect Route (PDF 333 kB)

Corree Delabrue, US Forest Service
District Interpreter
Tongass NF, Wrangell RD
525 Bennett St.
Wrangell, AK 99929