Climate change is evidenced in Alaska by shrinking glaciers, warming temperatures, and increases in fire frequency and intensity. The Wilderness Society has created maps of Alaska highlighting expected changes in temperature, precipitation, and water availability to help inform land managers and to prioritize restoration and protection activities that enhance ecosystem resilience.
The Alaska Lake Ice and Snow Observatory Network (ALISON) project is one of the “Climate Steward” examples provided in the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Climate Change, Wildlife, and Wildlands Toolkit for Formal and Informal Educators.
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Conservation / Restoration
The Nature Conservancy developed the Conservation Action Planning (CAP) tool in order to guide projects’ design, implementation, and evaluation. The Alaska chapter has developed a CAP for the Arctic marine region of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.