Silver Jackets: Many Partners, One team

SILVER JACKETS

Many Partners, One Team

 

For More Information Contact

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, Email, 907-753-5632

Alaska Silver Jackets

To align with the national goals, the Alaska Silver Jackets team has crafted and revised the following vision, mission, and guiding principle statements.

VISION STATEMENT

Serve as a catalyst in developing comprehensive, collaborative, and sustainable solutions to Alaska’s natural hazard issues. These include mitigation planning; flood and other hazard mapping; risk reduction activities; response and recovery planning; community resilience; as well as adapting to a changing environment in the State of Alaska.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Executive Steering Committee will establish a continuous inter-agency collaborative team working with other State and Federal Agencies to:

  • Enable the effective and efficient sharing of information;
  • Foster leveraging of available agency resources;
  • Provide improved service to our mutual customers;
  • Promote wise stewardship of the taxpayers’ investment;
  • Provide assistance in identifying and prioritizing actions to reduce the threat, vulnerability, and consequences of flooding in the State of Alaska; and
  • Promote methods and efforts to increase community resilience to natural hazards and the impacts from a changing environment.

Team Activities

Y-K Delta Flood Planning Hazard and Assessment

The Alaska District along with USFWS, Alaska Geospatial Council, Alaska DCRA and the Calista Corporation plans to conduct outreach efforts to support using the National Wetlands Inventory geodatabase in the City of Bethel, Village of Aniak, and the Native Village of Napaimute of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

Much of Alaska lacks geospatial datasets commonly used for planning and communities and resource managers struggle to adequately plan for, and predict, flood events. This project will include educational outreach for interpreting the data and applying it to planning activities, including at least one webinar and two on-site meetings for community planning departments and other designees who support or prepare local HMPs and other comprehensive plans.


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supports state-led Silver Jackets Teams through its Flood Risk Management Program.