The Alaska Community Coastal Protection Project focuses on three of the most imminently threatened villages in Western Alaska: the communities of Kivalina, Shaktoolik and Shishmaref. The objective of the project has been to increase community resilience and sustainability to the impacts of natural hazards threatening these communities while protecting the natural coastal environment. The project is based on the premise that careful planning, agency collaboration and strong community leadership are essential to successfully addressing the needs of imperiled communities.
Newtok Planning Group Website
The planning team with the tribal leadership of the communities of Kivalina, Shaktoolik and Shishmaref
The Alaska Community Coastal Protection Project is being carried out by the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Division of Community and Regional Affairs (DCRA), initially through a grant from the Alaska Coastal Impact Assistance Program. This project, and the Alaska Coastal Impact Assistance Program, were funded with qualified outer continental shelf oil and gas revenues by the Coastal Impact Assistance Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1640
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-4588 FAX: (907) 269-4066