Adaptation Examples

This greenhouse in Tok, Alaska helps provide fresh produce for area residents.

Each of these sample adaptation plans has a different focus:

  • Subsistence (Tlingit and Haida)
  • Culture (Oscarville)
  • Infrastructure (Shaktoolik)
  • Community health (Nome)

These plans are based on conversations, vulnerability assessments, monitoring, mitigation, and decisions about the focus of adaptation for a community.

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Adapt Y-K

Works to organize tribal and community leaders, regional organizations, individuals, researchers and public resource managers to develop practical adaptation strategies.

Nome Tribal Climate Adaptation Plan

Project goals were to familiarize tribal members with climate science and local knowledge, provide an opportunity to identify and discuss climate impacts and adaptation strategies, develop a plan, and share information with other rural Alaska and Native communities.

Oscarville Tribal Climate Adaptation Plan

Utilizes the traditional wisdom of the Yup’ik people and infuses the Western science and research into a new space for value-based decision making for adaptation.

Shaktoolik Adaptation Plan

An adaptation plan to support the community’s decision to “defend in place.”

Tlingit & Haida Adaptation Plan

A road map for prioritizing, monitoring, and responding to climate threats to important subsistence and cultural resources.