Shishmaref Relocation Strategic Plan January 2002

Created: 1/30/2002 - Updated: 11/06/2018

Abstract

The community of Shishmaref has determined that the threat to life and property from reoccurring beachfront erosion requires immediate action. The community has taken the first step by establishing an erosion and relocation coalition made up of the governing members of the City, Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) Council and Shishmaref Native Corporation Board of Directors.  Faced with the decision of whether to remain at its present location or to move, the majority of the community is in favor of moving. This plan is a guideline to assist the community as well as state, federal, and other agencies in assisting Shishmaref with an orderly relocation.

Published On

Thursday, January 31, 2002

Keywords

Scale: 
Tribal / First Nation
Sector Addressed: 
Climate Justice
Disaster Risk Management
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Transportation / Infrastructure
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Culture / communities
Erosion
Flooding
Infrastructure damage
Public health risks
Public safety threats
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Managed retreat of built infrastructure, relocation of people/communities
Climate Type: 
Subpolar