Alaska Community-Based Change Adaptation Outreach Program

Program Development Workshop

November 16-18, 2009

University of Alaska Fairbanks, IARC 401

Sponsored by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program and the

Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP)


Workshop goal: To work with a group of extension and outreach professionals to develop a statewide outreach program that will engage Alaska community members in understanding their potential vulnerability to climate change and to develop strategies that they can use to proactively adapt to upcoming changes.

Desired outcome: A draft plan of how to deliver community climate change adaptation outreach and a draft schedule of how to move forward to continue development and delivery.

Participants to date: Gary Freitag (MAP Ketchikan), Sunny Rice (MAP Petersburg), Bob Gorman (CES Sitka), Sonja Koukel (CES Juneau), Darren Snyder (CES Juneau), Torie Baker (MAP Cordova), Reid Brewer (MAP Unalaska), Terry Johnson (MAP Anchorage), Paula Cullenberg (MAP Anchorage), Marilyn Sigman (MAP Anchorage), Bill Hall (CES Anchorage), Peter Stortz (CES Palmer), Sally Cox and Erik O’Brien (Alaska DCCED, Anchorage), Amy Holman (NOAA, Anchorage), Megan Murphy (Kachemak Bay NERR, Homer), Nikki Nelson (Alaska Sealife Center, Seward), Izetta Chambers (MAP Dillingham), Heidi Herter (MAP Nome), Sarah Trainor (ACCAP, Fairbanks), Doug Schneider (Alaska Sea Grant, Fairbanks), Stephen Brown (CES Palmer), Rich Seifert (CES Fairbanks), Roselynn Ressa (DNR, Fairbanks).