Alaska and Northwest Canada LCCs
Other Community Resource Links
Alaska Ocean Observing System
A phenomenal resource that includes at least some data on both sides of the border. They have several different maps/models that you can look at on their website (complete with real time observations!).
Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS)
The Arctic Institute of North America maintains a bibliography database that pertains to NWB LCC, as well as Arctic regions.
Canada’s Plant Hardiness Site — Going Beyond the Zones
Contact: Dan McKenney (Dan.McKenney@NRCan-RNCan-gc.
Changing Climate, changing landscape: Monitoring the vast wilderness of interior Alaska
USGS and the Alaska National Park Service’s Inventory and Monitoring program have established ongoing ecosystem assessment across the Central Alaska Network encompassing Denali, Wrangell-Saint Elias, and Yukon-Charley Rivers National Parks and Preserves.
Earth Economics – Healthy Salmon, Healthy Communities
How do you measure the economic value of an ecosystem? “The choice about how to match built capital and natural capital is the most fundamental question of the 20th century,” according to David Batker, co-founder of Earth Economics. Batker’s been working with FEMA to help answer this question. He discussed how he studies earth economics at the 2013 Mat-Su Salmon Science and Conservation Symposium in Palmer. Listen to his keynote address on “Healthy Economies, Healthy Communities” this week on Addressing Alaskans.
International Boreal Conservation Science Panel
Canadian Boreal Forest Under Threat
National Park Service – Using Scenarios
to Explore Climate Change: A Handbook for Practitioners
Developed under the National Park Service Climate Change Response
Strategy, this guide is part of an interdisciplinary, cross-cutting
approach to addressing climate change. The overall program supports
National Park Service efforts to understand climate science in
national parks and surrounding areas and to adapt to a changing
climate to promote the resiliency of our cultural and natural
heritage. Actively engaging ourselves and our audiences in park
stewardship is a key ingredient of the climate change communication
strategy and an integral component in addressing the effects of
This handbook describes the five-step process for developing
multivariate climate change scenarios taught by the Global Business
Network (GBN) during a series of training workshops hosted by the
National Park Service in 2010 and 2011. The authors created this guide
as a reference for workshop participants who possess some familiarity
with scenario planning. The process featured in this manual is not a
definitive method for building climate change scenarios, since many
valid methods exist to develop climate change scenarios. The technique
presented here is just one effective and proven approach.
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