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The Yukon Flats Changing Environment: an overview of observed and measured landscape change
October 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am to 11:00 am AKDT
Speaker: Mark Bertram
Supervisory Wildlife Biologist
Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge
Rick Thoman, Alaska Climate Specialist, ACCAP
Mark Bertram, supervisory wildlife biologist for the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge will guide you through the impacts of climatic change on resources in the Yukon Flats Basin. Extending 220 miles east-west along the Arctic Circle, the Basin lies between the Brooks Range to the north and the limestone peaks of the White Mountains to the south. The Yukon River bisects the Basin and contributes to the vast floodplain of lakes, ponds, and streams that dominate the landscape. The Basin, encompassed by the 11.1-million-acre Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, provides critical habitat to world-renowned breeding populations of waterfowl, salmon and whitefish fisheries, and other important subsistence resources for over 1,200 local residents.
Check out the changes being seen HERE
Links shared during presentation
- Alaska’s Changing Wildfire Environment
- Yukon Flats Refuge
- Alaska’s Changing Environment
- Indigenous Sentinels Network
- Northern Latitudes Partnership
- Story by Ned Rozell on Yedoma
- Environmental Influence on Dall’s Sheep Survival article
- Assessment of Alaska Rain-on-Snow Events Using Dynamical Downscaling