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.
Permafrost, ground that is frozen for two or more years, lies beneath nearly 85% of Alaska. As air temperatures warm, permafrost degrades. This issue shares an overview of the statewide threat and community stories of permafrost degradation impacts.