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New report provides conservation and management strategies for climate-sensitive yellow-cedar in Alaska
The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station today released a new report that outlines a climate adaptation strategy for yellow-cedar in Alaska. The report, A Climate Adaptation Strategy for Conservation and Management of Yellow-Cedar in Alaska, is the first to provide a comprehensive science-based approach for managing the species in the face of climate change in the state of Alaska, where some populations of the tree have been declining over the past century.
Héen Latinee Weather Stations Installed
This summer the US Forest Service, in partnership with UAS, the National Weather Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, installed weather stations and power and communicatons systems at the Experimental Forest, enabling continuous climate data collection.
Improving Landslide Prediction
Brian Buma at UAS is involved in a project linking interactions between wind regimes and landslide occurrence with local weather records to produce an improved understanding of the relationships between precipitation, landslides, wind, and topography in southeast Alaska. This project will result in improved landslide warning systems. See the Alaska Public Media article for more details.
Photo by Bob Hallinen, ADN
In the Spotlight
An in-depth Look at a Yellow-cedar Range Edge
John Krapek, a graduate student at UAF, is interested in understanding where and why new yellow-cedar populations get established at the edge of their range near Juneau. Watch the YouTube video to learn more!
Photo by Mark Rainery
Climate Change Impacts to Salmon Habitat
A new study by ACRC and UAS researchers shows that if climate warming causes summertime stream temperatures to increase only slightly, or if more extensive periods of low streamflow become more common in lower elevation forested streams, dissolved oxygen levels could fall into the critically low range for extensive periods of time, thus degrading habitat quality for salmon. Click here for the article >>
Icefield-to-Ocean poster wins Vizzie award!
Congratulations to Kristin Timm at the Alaska Climate Science Center. Visit the Vizzie website
to see the details and view all the winning entries.
News & Events
2016 Innovation Summit
Centennial Hall, Juneau
February 8-9, 2016
For more information, visit JEDC's website.
17th Salmon Ocean Ecology Meeting
Baranof Hotel, Juneau, March 29-31, 2016
Stay tuned for more information
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