News from AK CASC

Scientists assess future landslide risk in Alaska’s national parks

By Mike Delue | April 5, 2023

Original article by Heather McFarland The Pretty Rocks landslide, spurred by greater warmth and rainfall, will force Denali National Park’s main access road to close at the halfway point in 2023 for the second full…


Unraveling the history of avalanches in Juneau

By Molly Tankersley | October 31, 2019

An ongoing study of tree rings is helping AK CASC scientists understand Juneau’s avalanche history to better predict hazards.

A group of scientists in rain gear gather for a group photo in front of a glacier in Southeast Alaska.

Alaska and Pacific Islands CASCs meet to make cross-network connections

By Molly Tankersley | October 29, 2019

Last week, scientists and staff from the Alaska and Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs) gathered in Juneau, Alaska to foster cross-CASC collaborations.

people at a workshop

Models for climate-driven impacts on Alaska berries

By Molly Tankersley | September 12, 2019

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Berry Outlook project works to identify the causes of recent changes in berry abundance and distribution in order to develop maps and models to aid local residents.

Ryan Toohey

AK CASC Tribal Climate Workshop continues with community visits

By Molly Tankersley | August 20, 2019

AK CASC’s Ryan Toohey, Jeremy Littell, and Malinda Chase will travel to communities participating in the Looking Forward, Looking Back workshop.

A man sits at a table taking notes.

AK CASC supported training helps scientists engage with the media

By Molly Tankersley | June 27, 2019

On June 21, 2019, thirteen scientists with the AK CASC and International Arctic Research Center (IARC) practiced delivering clear and concise messages to interested media.