colorful berries
Funded Title: 
Berry Risk Mapping and Modeling of Native and Exotic Defoliators in Alaska
Location: 
Chugach Region, Alaska
Duration: 
June 1, 2013 to December 1, 2014

Wild berries are a valued traditional food for tribes of the Chugachmiut Tribal Consortium (Chenega Bay, Eyak, Nanwalek, Port Graham, Qutekcak, Tatitlek, and Valdez) in the rural Chugach region of south-central Alaska. Berries supply essential nutrients that prevent heart disease and cancer, are used for medicinal purposes, and are the only sweet food in the traditional Native diet. Hence, berries have both nutritional and cultural significance.
 

Mountains in Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
Funded Title: 
Klamath Basin Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Climate Change Science Internship (Funded Jointly by the Northwest CSC, Alaska CSC, and North Pacific LCC)
Location: 
Klamath Basin
Duration: 
January 1, 2012 to January 1, 2013

The Klamath Basin in Oregon and California is home to a rich abundance of natural and cultural resources, many of which are vulnerable to present and future climate change. Climate change also threatens traditional ways of life for tribal communities, who have deep connections to the region.
 

Location: 
Gulkana Glacier, Alaska

Girls on Ice is a unique, free, wilderness science program for high school girls that has been successfully run for 12 years in Washington State. The program provides young women with an intensive science-immersion experience through a backcountry expedition with professional glaciologists and mountaineers. In 2012, with the support of the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC), Girls on Ice was able to expand in a new direction: offering a Girls on Ice experience in Alaska primarily for Alaskan girls.

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