Community Resources & Links

The LCC Network





Alaska and Northwest Canada LCCs


Arctic LCC

Aleutian Bering Sea Islands LCC

North Pacific LCC

Western Alaska LCC

Conservation Planning Atlas

Other Community Resource Links

ABoVE – Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment

Alaska Fire Science Consortium

Alaska Invasive Species Working Group, UAF Cooperative Extension Service

Alaska Natural Heritage Program, UAA

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 Institute of North America, University of Calgary

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 (

Canadian National Vegetation Classification
Contact: Ken Baldwin (

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.

Cook Inletkeeper Resources Database

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 Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy (U.S.)

National Forest Inventory (Canada)
Conact: Graham Stinson (

National Forest Information System (Canada)
Conact: Brian Low (

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
climate change.

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.

World Meteorological Organization: The Global Climate 2001-2010

Yukon Kuskokwim Rapid Ecological Assessment (REA)

YukonWater is an initiative led by Government of Yukon departments with input and data provided by federal, First Nation, and community partners.