This presentation explores the known and unknown cumulative impacts of military training activities on our local economy: habitat impact, risk to economic livelihoods, and areas where more scientific research is needed. We will explore the potential economic impact of Northern Edge on Kodiak and other fishing communities. What will be the loss of EFH? What are the health impacts of contaminated or reduced fish stocks? What will be the cost of marine debris cleanup and scientific data for baseline and recovery?
Eyak Preservation Council gave public comment to the Advisory Council. We asked that the Council advocate for Northern Edge be moved to fall and winter months.
Northern Edge Military Training in Alaska: Community Perspectives.