Community Questions & Resources
Are weather and climate events threatening your community?
- Coastal Community Resilience Indicators and Rating System
- Self-Assessment to Address Climate Change Readiness in Your Community
Do you have leadership in place?
Do you have Elder & Youth input?
Does your community have a vision of what relocation looks like?
- Shishmaref Relocation Plan
- Estimating Future Costs for Alaska Public Infrastructure at Risk from Climate Change
- Makah Tribe Relocation Planning Process
- Northwest Tribes: Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change PowerPoint
- A Report from Treaty Tribes in Western Washington
- Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s Center for Climate & Health
- U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit – a climate change workbook
- Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook
- Making Climate Assessments Work
Does your community experience erosion?
What is an erosion? The potential for erosion exists wherever land and water connect. Erosion, as part of a natural process, does not become a problem until it starts to affect something of intrinsic or quantifiable value. In the past, communities simply moved away from erosion sites as necessary. As communities became tied to the land through infrastructure development, it became more difficult to move away from erosion sites, and residents have tried to combat erosion on their own until the problem grew so severe that external assistance was needed. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District Study Findings and Technical Report, 2009
Should an erosion study be conducted?
What is an erosion assessment and/or study?
- Assess vulnerability and risks toolkit
- Corp of Engineers Reports and Studies Alaska Baseline Erosion Assessments
- Examples of erosion studies nationwide
- Washington State Coastal Monitoring and Assessment Projects
- Oregon Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Adaptation Options Study
Can your community be protected by a barrier?
- State of Alaska Climate Change Impact Mitigation Program
- ALASKA RISK MAP: Assistance to Imminently-Threatened Alaska Native Villages
Has your community decided what they want to do?
- Climate Change Impacts to Tribal Rights and Resources
- Climate Change Legislation Moving Forward in Olympia, WA
- Climate Adaptation Dashboard, East Jefferson County, WA
Information about the human health effects of climate change:
- The Impacts of Climate Change of Human Health in the U.S.: A Scientific Assessment