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Decision tree questions
Are weather and climate events threatening 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?
Defending in place case studies
Relocating to existing community case studies
Relocating to new land base case studies
Does 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
Have you done erosion study?
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?
Barrier case studies
Has your community decided what they want to do?