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Title: Advancing Engineering With Nature initiatives in Point Hope, Alaska
Authors: Bosche, Lauren V.
Cohn, Nicholas T.
Midgley, Taber
McDermott, Ellen Jessup
Sullivan, Taylor D.
Small, Christopher
Douglas, Thomas A.
Whitin, Samuel
King, Jeffrey K.
Keywords: Cold regions
Climatic changes
Point Hope (Alaska)
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Engineering With Nature Program (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/TN EWN-23-4
Abstract: Growing environmental risk threatens communities in cold regions, particularly as climate change contributes to permafrost thaw, a reduction in sea-ice extent, and some of the largest rates of coastal erosion on earth. In the context of these significant and growing risks, the Engineering With Nature® (EWN®) program formed its cold regions work unit in 2021 to explore the potential to apply EWN approaches in these areas to mitigate environmental risk while supporting resilient outcomes. The work unit’s objectives include working with communities to preserve the natural environment and traditions, advancing the work unit’s understanding of coldregion environments, and providing guidance on the implementation of natural and nature-based features (NNBF) and EWN in cold regions to increase resilience. This technical note (TN) provides an overview of the EWN in cold regions technical approach as applied to Point Hope, Alaska, which includes community engagement, the integration of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) throughout the project, and the development of cold-regions-specific knowledge and tools.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/TN EWN-23-4
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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