AFE 2021: Getting Started with Gardening and Agriculture in Alaska

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If you’re looking to start or improve gardening or agriculture projects or build local food security in your community, then this session is for you! The University of Alaska Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service offers a variety of programs to help gardeners and agricultural projects succeed in Alaska. This session will introduce participants to the steps involved in successful gardening and ...

AFE 2021: Invasive Species in Alaska – Citizen Science and Educational Opportunities That Could Make a Difference in Your Community

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Invasive species are a growing threat to Alaska ecosystems, natural resources, and the economy. Opportunities exist for public participation in the inventory, management, and understanding impacts of invasive species on natural resources of Alaska. This session will introduce participants to citizen science, and educational opportunities for invasive species projects in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial environments. Three examples of such projects ...

AFE 2021: What happened? COASST 2020 Monitoring Program Results

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Join us to hear the latest reports on marine ecosystem health from monitoring efforts across Alaska, including Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (KBNERR), the Aleut Community of St. Paul Ecosystem Conservation Office (ECO), and the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST). We will discuss seabird mortality events, harmful algal blooms, and implications for the local communities making essential ...

AFE 2021: Die-off Alert Training – Seabird Mortality Event Reporting

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Coastal communities in Alaska are witnessing a changing marine environment, including rising ocean temperatures, shifting fisheries, and increases in disease and toxic algal blooms. COASST, BeringWatch, the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council and the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service have teamed up to work with coastal communities to track seabird die-offs in Alaska. Die-off Alert ...

AFE 2021: Alaska’s Changing Wildfire Environment

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An overview of Alaska’s vast, complex, and changing wildfire environment. Highlights recent wildfire trends in Alaska, their impacts to humans and wildlife, and the strong relationship between wildfire managers and scientists to improve fire-related decision making. Presenter: Zav Grabinski, Alaska Fire Science Consortium

AFE 2021: Alaska Fungi

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Session details to be announced.