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…

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Speaking the language of adaptation: AK CASC climate training brings Tribal communities together

By Molly Tankersley | November 9, 2022

As severe weather increases across Alaska, climate adaptation in rural Alaska is a growing task for Alaska Tribes. Earlier this month, a cohort representing twelve Alaska tribal communities across western and interior Alaska gathered at…

AK CASC drone pilots head to western Alaska as emergency response asset

By Mike Delue | September 29, 2022

On Tuesday, September 20th, CASC researchers and staff were called upon to support the US Coast Guard’s emergency response following Typhoon Merbok. Over five days the team worked alongside the coast guard’s Marine Safety Task…

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Digging for the future of shellfish: AK CASC and Tribal researchers work together to understand changes to a valued subsistence resource

By Molly Tankersley | September 20, 2022

As the tide creeps up the shoreline at Juneau’s Amalga Harbor, AK CASC-supported researcher John Harley works shoulder to shoulder with collaborators from the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (CCTHITA),…

Annual Report – 2022 Year in Review

By Mike Delue | August 23, 2022

The AK CASC Annual Report 2022 highlights developments over the last year while also diving deeper into the work of our scientists and staff.

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Research across the Pacific: PI-AK scientists meet in Juneau

By Molly Tankersley | August 17, 2022

On the banks of Montana Creek in Juneau, Alaska, a group clad in colorful rain gear watches expectantly as AK CASC graduate student Kevin Fitzgerald empties a throng of juvenile salmon from a small wire…