AFE 2021: Mining 101 – An Overview of the Mining Industry Pt. 2

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This three-part course will provide an overview of the mining industry, especially as it exists in Alaska. The course will provide the student with an understanding of the exploration and development process, environmental issues, industry economics, the permitting process, and public issues.This course will be conducted each day on Feb. 17, 18 and 19 from 9:00am to 11:00am. To receive ...

AFE 2021: Mining 101 – An Overview of the Mining Industry Pt. 3

Alaska Forum Virtual Attendee Hub

This three-part course will provide an overview of the mining industry, especially as it exists in Alaska. The course will provide the student with an understanding of the exploration and development process, environmental issues, industry economics, the permitting process, and public issues.This course will be conducted each day on Feb. 17, 18 and 19 from 9:00am to 11:00am. To receive ...

AFE 2021: HazWoper Refresher #2

EMI Alaska

Training provided by Environmental Management Inc. This class is required annually to remain in compliance with 29 CFRR 1910.120 and provides review of the 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response class, covers new rules and regulations passed in the last year, and discusses problems encountered in field response, new waste disposal techniques, and health issues. This course is open ...

AFE 2021: Using Real-Time Data-Driven Inquiry to Make Climate and Energy Education More Accessible

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Arctic and subarctic regions are experiencing climate change impacts at an amplified rate. In an effort to make climate and weather observation and data collection more place-based, accessible, and equitable for students statewide, the Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) is loaning professional-grade weather stations to several Alaska schools. These weather stations will supply students with the data needed to answer ...

AFE 2021: Using Nanotechnology in Oil and Metal Remediation

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Nanotechnology uses materials between 1 and 100 nm in size, which have novel properties. This presentation reports the development and use of a nanotechnology platform for the safe and efficient removal of oil and metal from the environment. The relevant fundamentals of nanotechnology will be discussed, the challenges of using it in complex media such as soils and waters, and ...

AFE 2021: Wetlands: Where Green Meets Blue, How does it Affect You?

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Wetlands are some of the most diverse ecosystems on the landscape. This diversity creates habitat for plants and animals and provides services for human communities, such as hosting traditional subsistence lands of Alaska's Native Peoples, offering protection from floods, and improving water quality. While we understand why wetlands are important, we lack knowledge about the location and types of wetlands ...

AFE 2021: Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Update

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regulatory Division will provide a broad overview of several recent federal regulation changes that affect development projects in waters of the U.S., including wetlands. The topics that will be covered include the National Environmental Policy Act, the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, and the 12 modified and 4 new nationwide permits that go into effect ...

AFE 2021: Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Update

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Civil Works Management Branch will provide an overview of the current Civil Works Partnership Programs and authorities. The presentation will also cover recent federal regulation and policy changes including anticipated changes to the Civil Works Program and partnership opportunities. Presenter: Cynthia Upah, Civil Works Planning Chief, US Army Corps of Engineers

AFE 2021: From Ocean to Kitchen – Small-Scale Fisheries and Sustainable Food Systems in Alaska

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Alaskans Own (AO)  is a non-profit program of the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association and the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust. AO was the first Community Supported Fisherprogram in Alaska and benefits and provides local consumers with healthy, local food sources while promoting sustainable small-scale fisheries and supporting our coastal communities.  This session will focus on programs such as ALFA’s Fishery Conservation Network, ...

AFE 2021: HazWoper Refresher #2

EMI Alaska

Training provided by Environmental Management Inc. This class is required annually to remain in compliance with 29 CFRR 1910.120 and provides review of the 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response class, covers new rules and regulations passed in the last year, and discusses problems encountered in field response, new waste disposal techniques, and health issues. This course is open ...

AFE 2021: Permitting 101 – How to Understand Government Permits and be an Effective Commenter

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The government – the feds, the state, maybe even your locality – issues a bewildering variety of permits. Some may authorize a project you hate; others may put roadblocks in the way of a project you love. Others are just confusing. This session will give you a method to think about and understand them. It will also make you a ...

AFE 2021: Are Alaska’s Salmon Already in Hot Water?

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Warming temperatures in Alaska’s rivers and streams pose a risk for pacific salmon as they return to their spawning habitat. The rivers and streams across Alaska’s landscape now span a wide range of summer water temperatures from near freezing (~32 °F/0 °C) to warm and balmy (>70 °F/21 °C). The warmest part of this water temperature range (>64 °F/18 °C) ...

AFE 2021: Eyes on Alaska Forests – What’s Happening in Science, Inventory and Monitoring

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Understanding the status of our Alaska forests is critical for timber industry, natural resources managers, communities, and vital for long term conservation practices. Join us for a virtual technical session describing Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) work and the dynamics of forests in coastal and interior Alaska. We will share how forest inventory data are collected, providing updates on the ...

AFE 2021: Hot Topics in Invasive Species Management

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Invasive species pose a growing threat to all our natural resources in Alaska. Invasive species prevention and management activities are conducted in Alaska and can help slow the developing threats. This session will introduce participants to three invasive species hot topics: biosecurity practices, invasive pike management, and invasive chokecherry trees. Participants will gain familiarity with these hot topics, and an ...

AFE 2021: A Subsistence Way of Life – Before and After the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

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The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS) significantly altered wild food harvest practices and ways of life in many coastal communities including Cordova, Chenega, Tatitlek, Nanwalek, and Port Graham. The Division of Subsistence at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has conducted household surveys to assess subsistence harvests in these communities since the 1980s. In collaboration with the ...

AFE 2021: HazWoper Refresher #2

EMI Alaska

Training provided by Environmental Management Inc. This class is required annually to remain in compliance with 29 CFRR 1910.120 and provides review of the 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response class, covers new rules and regulations passed in the last year, and discusses problems encountered in field response, new waste disposal techniques, and health issues. This course is open ...

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