What’s Changing and Why?

Alaska lives on “the melting edge” of global climate change. Temperatures in Alaska are increasing nearly twice as fast as global averages, changing everything from the timing of subsistence, to the stability of coastlines and buildings, to the ability to travel safely on what used to be frozen rivers and sea ice. Find out more about what’s changing and why.

How Can We Adapt?

Whether at the individual, local or regional level, we can all contribute to finding solutions to the environmental, social and political changes we now face. The more we work together, the greater our collective power to get out in front of those changes and create a better future. Find out more about how we can adapt.

Featured Stories

Story: Alaska’s Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs)

Alaska is home to five Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) working to address environmental changes occurring in the state that are too broad and far-reaching for any one agency or entity to address alone.

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Story: Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture brings people together to conserve habitat.

Pacific Birds brings people together to find common ground for conservation, to advance long-term conservation planning and on-the-ground project delivery, and to connect flyway-wide conservation goals to local projects.

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Story: Ecosystem corridors connect Alaska’s Boreal Forest

While Alaska’s lands are currently linked, future fragmentation could stress the ability of animals and plant communities to migrate across the landscape. New approaches can give planners flexibility to adapt to change.

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Story: Tyonek Grown Community Gardens bring people together with healthy food.

In 2012, the TTCD and the NVT began developing an agricultural program called Tyonek Grown aimed at enhancing food security and providing fresh organic vegetables to community members in their remote community.

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