Climate change affects everyone, including trail users.
It changes the weather, both summer and winter, often making it difficult to get out on the trails or dangerous when we’re out there. Consider the snow/ice storms of last winter or the wildfires and their smoke this summer. Climate change helped make those happen.
Climate change can also damage the trails we use, such as through torrential rains or melting permafrost.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough is addressing climate change through its Climate Action & Adaptation Plan. This plan is about preparing for and mitigating climate change to protect the health, safety, and well-being of borough residents. The plan will focus on borough operations, but will hopefully act as a catalyst to spur and support additional grassroots community-wide action on climate change.
If you want to find out more about what’s being done and how you can help, consider attending the FNSB Climate Action Public Summit on Saturday, Aug 13. It runs from 10:30am to 3 pm.
See the agenda here:
For more information see the borough’s Climate Action and Adaptation page: