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Katie Cullen is the interpretation and education program manager at Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, headquartered in Nome, Alaska. She helped conduct interviews for the Observing Climate Change in Alaska's National Parks Project Jukebox.
|Interview Title||Archive #: Oral History||Project||Abstract|
|Tahzay Jones||2018-14-10||Observing Change in Alaska's National Parks||
Tahzay Jones was interviewed on March 29, 2019 by Leslie McCartney and Katie Cullen at the offices of the regional headquarters of the National Park Service-Alaska in Anchorage, Alaska. In this interview, Tahzay talks about his work as the Oceans and Coastal Programs Coordinator for the Alaska region of the National Park Service, which has allowed him to be involved with monitoring and studying coastal ecosystems of Alaska and the effects of environmental change. In this interview, Tahzay talks specifically about his work with coastal lagoons, coastal erosion, changes in vegetation, collapsing permafrost, and changes in sea ice and weather patterns around the Seward Peninsual and in Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. He also discusses his field work, the importance of protecting cultural and natural resources, human adaptation to change, and the importance of educating the public about the changing environment in the north.
|Jacob Martin||2018-14-11||Observing Change in Alaska's National Parks||
Jacob Martin was interviewed on April 16, 2019 by Leslie McCartney and Katie Cullen at the offices of Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Nome, Alaska. In this interview, Jacob talks about his observations of changes in the local environment, animal and fish populations, weather patterns, vegetation, and sea ice and comments on how these changes are effecting people and their subsistence lifestyle. He also talks about human adaptation and the development of Nome's Climate Adaptation Plan, and the need to create awareness about environmental change in the north to a broader audience.
|Jeanette Koelsch, Part 1||2018-14-12||Observing Change in Alaska's National Parks||
Jeanette Koelsch is interviewed on April 17, 2019 by Leslie McCartney and Katie Cullen in her office at the headquarters of Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Nome, Alaska. In this first part of a two part interview, Jeanette talks about her experience as a field ranger and as an interpretative ranger doing school programs for Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, as well as her current role as superintendent. She discusses her observations of changes in the environment in the region, including variations in the seasons, vegetation, species, sea ice, storm patterns, and erosion, and the effect of these changes on wildlife and humans. She also mentions some of the resource protection and management challenges these changes present for the National Park Service.
|Jeanette Koelsch, Part 2||2018-14-13||Observing Change in Alaska's National Parks||
This is the continuation of an interview with Jeanette Koelsch on April 18, 2019 by Leslie McCartney and Katie Cullen at her office at the headquarters of Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Nome, Alaska. In this second part of a two part interview, Jeanette continues to talk about her observations of environmental change in the region and the effect it is having on animal populations and humans who depend upon access to wild resources for their food. She also discusses concerns about environmental disaster, the need for monitoring and response, and future resource management challenges faced by the National Park Service. She empahsizes the need to educate a wider public about environmental change in the north, to better plan for human adaptation, and her role as advocate.
|Letty Hughes||2018-14-14||Observing Change in Alaska's National Parks||
Letty Hughes was interviewed on April 14, 2019 by Leslie McCartney and Katie Cullen in her office at the headquarters of Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Nome, Alaska. In this interview, Letty talks about her wildlife research and survey work as the preserve's wildlife biologist and observations she has made about environmental change and its effect on wildlife and human use in the region. She also discusses the effect of a changing environment on the ability to conduct fieldwork in the area and about the importance of educating a broad public audience about the impacts of change in the north.