February 16th, 2016  
Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report

Representative David Guttenberg
David Guttenberg

Important update for Goldstream Valley:

Beginning February 23rd, permafrost researchers will collect airborne electromagnetic data in the Goldstream Valley using a specialized 25 foot long geophysical instrument towed beneath a small civilian helicopter. The helicopter will carry the instrument roughly 100 feet above the ground while collecting data. The Fairbanks Federal Aviation Administration is working closely with the research team to ensure public safety. Aerial surveys will be completed by March 14th.


The project is part of a cooperative research effort between the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and is funded by the National Science Foundation. The research will focus on developing a better understanding of how permafrost is distributed in the Goldstream Valley and how its distribution affects the flow of groundwater and methane release. All of the data will be publically available, and may be very useful for Goldstream Valley property owners.

For more information please visit the project website at ine.uaf.edu/permafrost-survey and attend a community meeting at Ivory Jacks [map] on Monday, February 22nd at 7:00PM to speak with the project researchers.

  • Anna Liljedahlakliljedahl@alaska.edu
    Water and Environmental Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Ronald Daanen
    Division of Geological and Geophysical Survey, Alaska Department of Natural Resources
  • Abraham Emond
    Division of Geological and Geophysical Survey, Alaska Department of Natural Resources

WHAT:      Community Meeting with Goldstream 
                  Permafrost Researchers

WHERE:   Ken Kunkel Community Center
WHEN:      Monday February 22, 2016
TIME:        7:00 PM

If you have questions or concerns please feel free to call my office.

[signed] David Guttenberg

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