Alaska

Smoke from fire can reduce air quality by releasing fine particulates that are harmful to human health. To help track and communicate risks related to smoke, some communities have air quality monitoring stations. Communities without air quality monitoring stations often receive…

Adaptation strategies provide long-term guidance for states, counties, Tribes and communities to plan for future change with the best available science regarding anticipated climate change impacts. These documents are intended to inform a range of planning process at a variety…

Case Study Background Ridgeway Farms is a homestead family farm located eight miles east of Kenai and is part of the Kenai Peninsula farming community. Abby Ala and four generations of her family have been working the land since 1948. Currently, they generate most of the farm’s…

Case Study Background Bushes Bunches Produce Stand is a family owned business that has been providing produce to Palmer and the surrounding areas of Wasilla and Anchorage since 1954, when Alaska was still a territory. The 14-acre farm produces table and seed stock potatoes,…

Huckleberries are culturally and ecologically important plant species in the Northwest that are affected by climate change and land management practices. In the Northwest, the majority of huckleberry habitat is located on lands managed by the US Forest Service. Fire management…

Included below is a collection of state-level drought information from a variety of sources for Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. This is a living document that will be updated as new information becomes available. If you have suggestions or feedback, please contact our…

Southeast Alaska has been experiencing abnormally dry conditions since late January 2018 according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Drought conditions have affected important ecosystem services such as hydroelectric power generation, drinking water availability, stream and…

To help guide Alaska yellow-cedar management, private and public entities are collaborating to integrate research and data collection activities. Yellow-cedar is one of the most economically and culturally valuable species in Alaska, supporting communities through fishing,…

To help refine drought metrics to be more regionally specific for southeast Alaska, the Northwest Climate Hub is working with the National Drought Mitigation Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service, Alaska Center for Climate…