Coastal Climate Change in Southeast Alaska

    Coastal Climate Change in Southeast Alaska

    Coastal indigenous people around the world have depended on natural resources from land and sea since time immemorial. However, assessments of potential resource change resulting from ongoing physical change, like we are experiencing today, are rare. Such summaries could increase our understanding of ecosystem dynamics and implications for important resources and could guide land use policies meant to sustain important resources.

    In response to the need for such a summary, in 2015 we initiated a study supported with funding from the U.S. Forest Service Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center (WWETAC) and the Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNWRS) Underserved Community Fund. In 2016, we received additional funds from the Chugach National Forest Diversity Fund. Read more.

    This article was published in the Western Rural Development Center’s Rural Connections Spring 2017

    Published on: May 17, 2017

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