TBEC’s SBIR Phase I project addresses climate risk management needs as it bridges the biophysical and social sciences and is informed by real-time observational and traditional knowledge to identify the potential environmental risks that may impact the installation and operation of a project over its lifecycle.
The Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE) is a statewide gathering of environmental professionals from government agencies, non-profit and for-profit businesses, community leaders, Alaskan youth, conservationists, biologists, and community elders.
TBEC is teaming with University of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF) to build upon the village-level environmental assessments completed by TBEC and the work done by UAF to develop a tool that can be used by all Alaskans impacted by a changing climate.
TBEC presented our preliminary estimates of future climate variables at a community meeting. Several community members and elders discussed their concerns and how the projected climate may affect their cultures and lifestyles.
Two Bears Environmental Consulting, LLC is completing environmental risk assessments with BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) grants for communities in Alaska where global environmental change has placed them at increased risk. The projects will be initiated in coordination with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and other key stakeholders.
Tribal Resilience program to hire an environmental modeling firm to develop downscaled risk assessments for their communities. The goal of the assessments is to predict future environmental conditions on the ground including rainfall, snowfall, erosion, flooding, permafrost melt, and other extreme events.