August 7, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Healing Journeys and Water Strategies: The SNOWY project
Thursday, August 7 6:30-8 p.m.
Presented by: Professor Melinda Laituri, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Director, Geospatial Centroid, CSU Natural Environmental Science
$5 public; Free for members

Professor Melinda Laituri will describe the current situation in communities in the lower Yukon River delta as they adapt to climate change. In partnership with the Yukon River Inter-tribal Watershed Council, researchers are examining changing snow conditions and water quality in the Yukon River.

Strategic Needs on Water in the Yukon (SNOWY), a multi-collaborative project, is a huge endeavor to better understand the relationship of rural Alaskan communities to their environment, the effects of climate change, and the yearly hydrologic cycles in terms of water quantity and quality of the Yukon River. Working closely with local communities, Healing Journeys have been launched to link communities and share stories of resource use and needs.