Living off the Land: Environmental impacts to access in Interior Alaska

crack in lake ice

Between 2016 and 2017, 26 observers from nine communities in Interior Alaska documented climate-related environmental conditions that were affecting their travel to areas used for hunting, fishing, trapping, and gathering. Conditions included ice, snow, erosion, sedimentation, water levels, vegetation composition, and weather.

These observations have been assembled into a compelling story that includes seasonal observations and accompanying photos interspersed with maps overlaid with Alaska climate data. Here, we present the myriad ways in which things have changed—and continue to change—for the residents of Interior Alaska. 

Experience the changes through their eyes.