AFE 2021: Hazard Mitigation Planning for Small, Rural and/or Tribal Communities: Focus on Metlakatla

Alaska Forum Virtual Attendee Hub

Hazard mitigation plans are the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to prevent hazards from developing into disasters, or to reduce the effects of disasters when they occur. The hazard mitigation planning process is as important as the hazard mitigation plan itself as it creates a framework for risk-based decision making. This module will provide a brief overview of hazard ...

AFE 2021: Good, Better, Best – A Disaster Preparedness Campaign

Alaska Forum Virtual Attendee Hub

Good, Better, Best is a State of Alaska campaign to encourage Alaskans to become more prepared for disasters. The campaign focuses on breaking the process of personal emergency preparedness down to a set of smaller, more attainable goals. This makes the process less overwhelming mentally and financially. Using a stepped method we encourage people to become self-sufficient for 3 days ...

AFE 2021: Climate Change 101

Alaska Forum Virtual Attendee Hub

This session will provide a detailed overview of resources and support available to Tribes to begin to address climate change. It will include an overview of allowable activities for Indian General environmental Assistance workplans, resources and technical assistance. The focus will be on approaches to developing climate adaptation actions through building partnerships based on traditional knowledge and tribal priorities. Michelle ...

AFE 2021: Tribal Climate Change Adaptation and Preparedness

Alaska Forum Virtual Attendee Hub

This webinar is for Northwest and Alaskan Tribes on climate change adaptation and preparedness. This is part of EPA Region 10's effort to be responsive to the needs and priorities described by tribes in EPA-Tribal Environmental Plans (ETEPs). This webinar will have a focus on EPA’s climate work, toolkits and resources, as well as a forum for tribes to present ...

AFE 2021: Federal Grants Management with ANTHC for New EPA IGAP Grantees

Alaska Forum Virtual Attendee Hub

This session will be led by ANTHC and will guide new EPA IGAP grantees to the network, or who provide a refresher on federal grants management.Presenters: Desirae Mack, ANTHCBrandie Radigan, ANTHCTo join, follow the link below or call in using the call in information.https://zoom.us/j/93781957794?pwd=SFNRc2J4QTJGUU80dVdyK0lLTlZEZz09Dial: 1 929 205 6099Meeting ID: 937 8195 7794 Passcode: 8389321333

AFE 2022: Crossing the Line: Increase in Shipping Traffic Threatens the Bering Strait

Alaska Forum Virtual Attendee Hub

As sea ice retreats, the open water season at northern latitudes is lengthening. The expansion of maritime activity presents new elevated risks to Arctic ecosystems from oil spills, groundings, and collisions to increased water, air, and noise pollution. The only marine gateway between the Arctic and the Pacific Ocean is the Bering Strait. This transboundary region is one of the ...

AFE 2022: What’s Bubbling at Breweries in Alaska? Not Waste!

Alaska Forum Virtual Attendee Hub

Our breweries made some prime products, but did you know they also brew positive environmental practices? Boilers powered by spent grains and fryer oil! CO2 diverted to grow aeroponic greens! Come hear from two Southeast breweries and learn how they’re reclaiming and reusing to minimize impacts to their environment and communities.Presenters: Mike Healy, Skagway Brewing CompanyGeoff Larson, Alaskan Brewing CompanyModerator: ...

AFE 2022: Food Safety and Security After an Oil Spill — What do we need to know?

Alaska Forum Virtual Attendee Hub

Has an oil spill ever threatened your food resources? Are you concerned about what happens if it does? This panel will describe agency roles and factors in making—and communicating—decisions about the safety of wild foods after an oil spill. Panelists will provide brief presentations, but this panel is mostly interested in learning from the audience. What has your experience been ...

AFE 2022: Beyond Wind, Solar, other VER’s: Deep Hot Dry Rock Geothermal (DHDRG) Energy; Eliminates Transmission & Storage

Alaska Forum Virtual Attendee Hub

Deep Hot Dry Rock Geothermal (DHDRG) energy, when we engineer how to bore "deep enough, cheap enough" to profitably access it, will be the ultimate in Distributed Energy Resources (DER), allowing us to supply GHG-emission-free electricity and low-grade heat via autonomous micro- and mini-grids. DHDRG energy, from 6 - 10 km deep, is benign, ubiquitous on Earth, baseload, firm and ...

AFE 2022: Ethnobotany: Where Culture and Plants Entwine

Alaska Forum Virtual Attendee Hub

Ethnobotany is the interdisciplinary study of the relationship between people and plants. At the same time, ethnobotany is a tool of empowerment and cultural revitalization for Indigenous peoples; and finally, it is a means to heal severed relationships to the land and its inhabitants. Learn about one of the nation’s few ethnobotany programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. You ...

AFE 2022: Green Star Communitie Success Stories to Inspire You to Succeed

Alaska Forum Virtual Attendee Hub

The Green Star Community program is Alaska’s Pollution Prevention program focused on rural Alaskan communities. Join the discussion on successful Green Star efforts from around the state. Explore why these projects make a difference and find out how you too can participate in the Green Star Community Program!Presenter - Doug Huntman, Owner - Delta Backhaul Company

AFE 2022: Paralytic Shellfish Toxins in Fish and Invertebrates in Gulf of Alaska Sites

Alaska Forum Virtual Attendee Hub

PSP toxins in marine fish and invertebrates collected at Gulf of Alaska sites were analyzed for PSP toxin concentrations. Toxin concentrations in forage fishes reached the highest levels in Dolly Varden, Pacific herring, and Pacific sand lance, with concentrations several times the U.S. regulatory limit. Toxins were also present in tissues of all five Alaska salmon species and other predatory ...

AFE 2022: Earn College Credit at AFE! Informational Session with UAF Bristol Bay Campus

You can earn college credit for attending AFE. Join Eric Goddard and his team at UAF Bristol Bay Campus for this informative session on how to sign up and an opportunity to get your questions answered. ENVI 150- Viewpoints in Environmental Science: 2022 Alaska Forum on the Environment is a 1 credit online class with a dual credit opportunity for ...

AFE 2022: US EPA IGAP Mentoring Session

The USEPA Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (IGAP) Network is comprised of a strong and diverse group of mentors, service providers, and budding environmental professionals making a difference for tribal communities at local, regional, statewide, and national levels. In Alaska, Federally-recognized Tribes and Tribal Consortia have developed robust environmental programs with long term, experienced staff ready to share their successes, ...

AFE 2022: Hands Across the Bering Strait: Learning from Russian Spill Response and Collaborating for the Future

Alaska Forum Virtual Attendee Hub

As seasonal sea ice diminishes and vessel traffic increases, the Bering Strait region’s natural resources, habitat, and people are at greater risk. This session will describe a collaboration between the Alaska Ocean Observing System and US and Russia World Wildlife Fund to develop an interactive, web-based tool that could be used by both US and Russian planners and responders for ...

AFE 2022: Military Training in Alaska

Alaska Forum Virtual Attendee Hub

The US Navy and US Air Force will discuss information on upcoming joint military training in Alaska, actions to mitigate potential environmental impacts, and ongoing public and tribal involvement with the Gulf of Alaska Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.Presenters: Lt. Col. Matthew Neff, US Air Force, John Mosher, US Navy, Moderator: Karen Coulter

AFE 2022: Southeast Alaska Precipitation: Past and Future

Alaska Forum Virtual Attendee Hub

Over the past five years Southeast Alaska has experienced both severe drought and extreme rainfall. This session will examine these recent past events and the impacts and take a look at some recent research into the future of these "non-normal" precipitation regimes that may play out in the region.

AFE 2022: Oil and Ice: Developing Spill Response Technologies for Cold Climates

Alaska Forum Virtual Attendee Hub

The presence of ice has often hampered responses to marine and freshwater oil spills. However, advanced technologies are enabling responders to better detect and recover oil in the water during icy conditions. These new innovations include the Arctic Domain Awareness Center’s marine-induced polarization methods that can remotely detect and map oil under the water, in broken ice fields, and under ...