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Center for Environmentally Threatened Communities

Center for Environmentally Threatened Communities
(907) 729-4521

The Center for Environmentally Threatened Communities supports rural Alaska communities experiencing infrastructure impacts resulting from flooding, erosion, and melting permafrost. 

Since 2017, CETC staff have worked with 22 communities to address environmental threats and achieve their vision of a safe, healthy, and sustainable future. Our two areas of focus are:

The CETC is a partnership between the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and the Denali Commission. Additional partners include the Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF).

Our monthly e-newsletter is the best way to stay informed about what’s happening in threatened communities throughout Alaska. In our newsletter, we provide a platform for communities to share their successes and challenges, and we list relevant trainings, resources, and news that helps communities to build resilience.

Issue 45: Unstable Ground in Kasigluk, Alaska

Four Things You Should Know

  1. Community Profile: In Kasigluk, Alaska the perilous combination of permafrost thaw, flooding, and erosion is leaving Old Kasigluk on unstable ground. 
  2. A new online database makes it easy to track and access all existing data and reports on flooding, erosion, and permafrost risk for Alaska’s 144 environmentally threatened communities!
  3. Three Indigenous groups and hundreds of researchers call for Indigenous input in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) program.
  4. Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Climate Resilience Program applications are due April 23, 2021.