IARC affiliated Community Partnerships for Self Reliance recently partnered with several groups including Scenarios Network for Alaska + Arctic Planning to develop this visualization of change across Interior Alaska.
Between 2016 and 2017, 26 observers from nine communities in Interior Alaska documented climate-related environmental conditions that impacted their travel to areas used for hunting, fishing, trapping, and gathering. Conditions included ice, snow, erosion, sedimentation, water levels, vegetation composition, and weather.
These observations have been assembled into a compelling story that includes seasonal observations, photos, maps overlaid and Alaska climate data. The compilation shows the myriad of ways in which things have changed—and continue to change—for the residents of Interior Alaska.