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Adapt Alaska is managed by Davin Holen, Coastal Community Resilience Specialist for Alaska Sea Grant  in the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at UAF.

In his role with Alaska Sea Grant and as collaborative faculty with the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy  at UAF’s International Arctic Research Center, Davin provides expertise, research, outreach, and extension services that enhance the culture and well-being of coastal communities in Alaska.

About our logo

Salmon are an iconic species for the many cultures and peoples of Alaska. Birch trees symbolize the boreal forests of Alaska's Interior.

Salmon have always been a symbol of bridging oceans and inland waters, through their migrations at the beginnings and ends of their lives.

These migrations are a story of resilience. As salmon travel back from the ocean to their natal rearing habitats, they move through a landscape that has changed since they left. In the end, they are netted at river mouths and fish camps in the boreal forest, helping to sustain lives and cultures.

Like the story of the salmon, our website is dedicated to sharing the story of resilience—both of salmon and of Alaska’s people, as they adapt to a changing climate.

Website photos

Home page photo: Kristine Sowl, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

All other photos by Davin Holen unless indicated otherwise.

About Us

Begin your climate adaptation journey at Adapt Alaska

Here, you can find a concrete set of steps for crafting your own monitoring, mitigation, and adaptation solutions, as well as Alaska-specific web resources.

Most importantly, we provide a platform for communities to share their successes, challenges, and lessons learned about how they can adapt to the changing landscape, ocean conditions, and climate across Alaska.

We were created by collaboration

Adapt Alaska is the outcome of many coastal community resilience workshops and outreach efforts. During these events, participants:

  • identified issues facing communities and the information needs for action
  • discussed challenges from rapidly changing environmental and climate conditions. These changes have increased the risks to human lives and infrastructure, changed valuable natural resources, and disrupted hunting, fishing, and livelihoods.

Adapt Alaska is also the face of Alaska Sea Grant's Coastal Community Resilience program.

Learn more about the Adapt Alaska project

Funding for community resilience workshops

Funding came from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on behalf of the Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC), North Pacific LCC, Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands LCC, Alaska Sea Grant, and Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association using a resilience grant from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Founding partners

  • Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy
  • Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center
  • Alaska Ocean Observing System
  • Alaska Sea Grant
  • Aleutian & Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association
  • Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
  • National Park Service
  • North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • Sitka Tribe of Alaska
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences
  • Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative
partner organizations
Alaska tribes