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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AK CASC-supported Report Highlights Climate Impacts and Community Response in Juneau

By Molly Tankersley | July 13, 2022

Today, the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center (ACRC) at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) released a comprehensive report on the impacts and response to climate change in Juneau titled, Juneau’s Changing Climate and Community Response.…

Position Opening: Assistant Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison – Alaska

By Mike Delue | June 10, 2022

The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS), is hiring two Assistant Tribal Climate Resilience Liaisons who will work with the Alaska CASC to build collaborative and meaningful relationships between the UAF/USGS partnership and Alaska…

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Parallels across the Pacific: A new website launches for the Pacific Islands-Alaska CASC collaboration

By Molly Tankersley | April 15, 2022

The Alaska and Pacific Islands CASCs are announcing the launch of a new website designed to share their unique collaborative efforts exploring the effects of climate change on their local, but comparable, watershed ecosystems. Thousands…

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Position Openings: AK CASC Postdoc & NAFWS Graduate Intern

By Molly Tankersley | April 6, 2022

AK CASC Postdoctoral Fellowship The AK CASC invites applications for a research position focusing on the roles of climate variability and change in forest ecosystem responses in Alaska. Existing downscaled historical climate and future climate projections will…

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AK CASC scientist Jeremy Littell contributes to new UNEP report highlighting the rising risk of wildfire

By Molly Tankersley | February 24, 2022

Climate change and land-use change are increasing the frequency and intensity of wildfires around the world at an alarming rate. In a new report, Spreading like Wildfire: The Rising Threat of Extraordinary Landscape Fires, by…