Webinar: Climate Adaptation Planning with Alaska-Based Adaptation Tools

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View this webinar to learn how the Alaska CASC and partners are developing climate adaptation tools for Alaskan communities implementing climate adaptation strategies.

Webinar Date

Thursday, October 24 at 3:00 pm ET

Summary

The dynamic landscape and climate of Alaska presents many challenges to the over 200 communities that live in rural areas of the state and have a wide variety of resource needs. Coastal and riverine erosion, flooding, wildfire, permafrost dynamics and increasing temperatures act as drivers for many of these landscape changes. Both the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center and the Scenarios for Alaska and Arctic Planning have developed a wide range of tools that provide useful information for climate adaptation planning efforts. In partnership with the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association and via a Bureau of Indian Affairs, grant researchers in Alaska will utilize these tools to gather information for 5 Alaskan communities. The tools range from a geo-located database that includes land-use management plans, journal articles, and community-based projections of temperature and precipitation. Rural communities have already begun implementing adaptation strategies that involve everything from community-based monitoring to adapting traditional subsistence practices to relocation.

Resources

Transcript - Tooheyetal 10.24.2019

Workshop Helps Coastal Communities Plan for Climate Change

Webinar Recording

Video Transcript

Katie Poston, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Public domain.)

This webinar is part of the 2019 NCASC 'Science You Can Use' webinar series to highlight the CASCs’ ready to use science products.