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Local Perspectives on Climate Change
Due to the effects of climate change, the community of Shishmaref is preparing to move to the mainland as their island rapidly erodes away. Several youth from the community were interviewed on their thoughts regarding this transition and their subsistence lifestyles utilizing the resources from Bering Land Bridge National Preserve.
Renee, a youth from Shishmaref, is interviewed about her community being moved inland due to erosion from climate change. She talks about her traditional lifestyle and thoughts on what might change in the future.
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Learn more about what the ARCN staff does in this short video.
The Arctic Network or ARCN, is responsible for the monitoring of the health and progression of the ecosystems in five national park units in Alaska: Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Kobuk Valley National Park and Noatak National Preserve.
Did You Know?
Archeological discoveries on the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve date human inhabitants to 9,000 years ago.