To better prepare the Tongass for what the uncertain future might hold in terms of climate change in Southeast Alaska, the US Forest Service and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) initiated the first of a three-phase vulnerability assessment.
Forum for scientists and managers to identify information and research needs of state agencies and other organizations working directly with the State of Alaska on issues that are potentially impacted by hazards associated with snow, ice and permafrost.
The general goal of this project is to mobilize an integrated assessment framework based on a cumulative effects approach developed originally by the Council of Environmental Quality (EPA 1996) that…
Access to locally-caught seafood plays a significant role in providing for household food security, especially for the lowest-income households.
Provides important new data relevant to off-shore and coastal locations impacted by variations in surface temperature, winds, and sea ice.
The Alaska landscape is changing, both in terms of effects of human activities as a consequence of increased population, social and economic development and their effects on the local and broad landscape; and those effects that accompany naturally occurring hazards such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Some of the most prevalent changes, however, are those resulting from a changing climate, with both near term and potential upcoming effects expected to continue into the future.