Establishing Effective Local Environmental Observer Networks
Presented by: The Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska
Establishing effective local observer networks to the communities of Alaska that are directly affected by impacts of climate change can help build resilient measures by adaptation or mitigation. Observations may include consistency of recording biotic, abiotic, and anomalies in the community with assured quality control. By establishing effective local observer networks, communities may influence sustainable decision making, preservation of cultural values, and adaptive measures to the community. Local and regional observations are important to not only the communities, but to the state and the rest of the world as we enforce a holistic view of the observational impacts brought on by climate change.