‘Classrooms for Climate’ Takes Advantage of Chugach National Forest

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

The Chugach National Forest, bordering Anchorage and stretching onto the Kenai Peninsula, is a natural place to study climate change. And a conference called “classrooms for climate” this week at the University of Alaska Anchorage is taking advantage of that opportunity.

The conference is bringing in experts and youth delegates from around the world to examine the ecological changes taking place in the forest. One of those experts is JP Leous, an advisor for The Wilderness Society. He will speak about how climate change is creating jobs in areas you might not expect. He says the idea for the conference came about when people at UAA and at the Chugach National Forest started talking.

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