Response actions protect Alaska’s communities and regions that are already experiencing the effects of climate change through increased planning, training, and structural reinforcement.

Alaska's communities are currently responding to many effects of a changing climate, including ocean acidification, coastal and riverine erosion, severe storms, infrastructure damage, and the threat of oil spills from increased vessel traffic.

Left: The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley conducts helicopter operations in the North Pacific in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo: Petty Officer 3rd Class Jesse Kristofferson)

Erosion threat to archaeological sites and gravesites

Alaska Army National Guard, Construction and Facilities Management Office

This office is developing protocols for the relocation of human remains from cemeteries that are being washed away by coastal erosion.

Invasive and eruptive species
Sanitation infrastructure assessment and modification