Communities in the Kenai Peninsula are already coping with a variety of impacts related to a warming climate, including reductions in wetland areas, glacial ice coverage, and harmful algal blooms. Barriers to effective climate change planning on the peninsula include the uncertainty of future trajectories, a need for a synthesis of regional data, and limited capacity for interagency collaboration.
About this resource
A 2015 Science Transfer project led by staff from the Tijuana River Reserve and Kachemak Bay Reserve aimed to address these barriers and help coastal communities on the Kenai Peninsula plan for a changing climate by engaging regional leaders and community stakeholders to collaboratively develop plausible future planning scenarios based on a wide range of possible environmental responses to a changing climate. This project overview describes the project approach, benefits, products, and next steps.