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Assistance to Environmentally Threatened Communities

Resources for Environmentally Threatened Communities

DCRA staff provides assistance to environmentally threatened communities in partnership with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Center for Environmentally Threatened Communities, the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Coastal Hazards Program, the Denali Commission Village Infrastructure Protection Program, and a number of other state and federal agencies and organizations. Currently, the focus is on the communities* who were ranked highest for flood, erosion, permafrost degradation and combined threats in a 2019 Statewide Threat Assessment. DCRA staff assists these communities with local planning as well as providing access to the broad range of local government resources DCRA has to offer.

Map of Environmentally Threatened Communities
Click to open interactive map of Environmentally Threatened Communities

The Communities

For information on community history, culture, economy, governance, critical infrastructure, natural hazard threats and current/proposed efforts to address each the natural hazards impacting each community, please explore the drop-down menu below.

Akiak Alakanuk Allakaket Atmautluak Bethel Chefornak Circle Deering Diomede Eagle Emmonak Fort Yukon Galena Golovin Hughes Huslia Kipnuk Kivalina Kotlik Kwigillingok McGrath Napakiak Napaskiak Newtok Quinhagak St. Michael Savoonga Shaktoolik Shishmaref Stebbins Tuluksak Unalakleet DCRA's Community Resilience Programs

*The village of Diomede was included by DCRA as a 27th community because the village's access, viability and food security are being threatened due to a reduction in sea ice, a hazard that was not considered in the Statewide Threat Assessment

For more information contact:

Sally Russell Cox

Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1640, Anchorage, AK 99501-3569
Phone (907) 269-4588 Fax (907)269-4539
Email: sally.cox@alaska.gov