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Disturbances Impacts from the Northwest Hub Region

  • Climate Change and Wildfire in Alaska

    A forest of burned trees stretches out in front of mountains on the Seward peninsula.

    In Alaska, the risk of large, frequent, and severe wildfires is increasing as rapidly warming temperatures and longer growing seasons alter forest and tundra ecosystems.

  • Feral Swine in the Northwest

    Three feral swine root through soil amid green grass.

    Feral swine have recently invaded parts of the Northwest by causing harm to plant and animal diversity. They are also highly destructive to croplands, pastures, and livestock.