APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Issues

Arctic Region

TABLE 3c.

Priority of Issues for Respondents' planning practice/analysis/research (Question #10): Arctic

ISSUE Very High High Neutral Low Very Low NAa TOTAL
# % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Climate Change Impacts 7 35 8 40 0 0 2 10 3 15 0 0 20 100
Coastal Storms 5 25 6 30 5 25 1 5 3 15 0 0 20 100
Commercial Fishing 3 15 3 15 7 35 2 10 4 20 1 5 20 100
Conservation 5 25 6 30 6 30 2 10 1 5 0 0 20 100
Cultural and Heritage Resource Mgmt 4 20 3 15 7 35 4 20 2 10 0 0 20 100
Economic Development 4 20 6 30 6 30 2 10 1 5 1 5 20 100
Energy Development (incl. alternative) 4 20 6 30 8 40 1 5 0 0 1 5 20 100
Fiscal Planning 2 10 7 35 4 20 3 15 3 15 1 5 20 100
Flooding/Inundation/Storm Surge 8 40 8 40 3 15 1 5 0 0 0 0 20 100
Food Systems/Agriculture 2 10 2 10 1 5 6 30 7 35 2 10 20 100
Habitat Systems Restore & Monitor 4 20 3 15 9 45 3 15 0 0 1 5 20 100
Hazards Management 9 45 4 20 6 30 1 5 0 0 0 0 20 100
Infrastructure/Utilities Development 5 25 10 50 2 10 2 10 1 5 0 0 20 100
Land Use Planning/Growth Mgmt 7 35 6 30 4 20 2 10 0 0 1 5 20 100
Nearshore/Offshore Habitat Mapping 4 20 4 20 4 20 6 30 1 5 1 5 20 100
Nonpoint Source Pollution 3 15 3 15 2 10 7 35 4 20 1 5 20 100
Oil/Pollutant Spill Response 4 20 2 10 4 20 7 35 2 10 1 5 20 100
Population Migration 3 15 2 10 4 20 5 25 5 25 1 5 20 100
Port/Harbor/Marina Development 4 20 5 25 3 15 3 15 3 15 2 10 20 100
Protected Area Management 4 20 4 20 3 15 6 30 3 15 0 0 20 100
Protected Species Management 6 30 3 15 1 5 5 25 4 20 1 5 20 100
Public Access 3 15 7 35 3 15 3 15 3 15 1 5 20 100
Recreation and Tourism 4 20 6 30 4 20 5 25 0 0 1 5 20 100
Resilience 2 10 7 35 5 25 3 15 3 15 0 0 20 100
Sea Level Rise/Lake Level Change 4 20 6 30 4 20 2 10 4 20 0 0 20 100
Shoreline Change Management 4 20 6 30 5 25 1 5 4 20 0 0 20 100
Submerged Lands Management 1 5 3 15 5 25 3 15 6 30 2 10 20 100
Subsidence 1 5 6 30 2 10 5 25 5 25 1 5 20 100
Sustainability 5 25 5 25 3 15 4 20 3 15 0 0 20 100
Transportation (ground) 9 45 4 20 3 15 1 5 2 10 1 5 20 100
Transportation (marine) 6 30 7 35 5 25 0 0 1 5 1 5 20 100
Tsunami (including seiche) 2 10 6 30 4 20 5 25 3 15 0 0 20 100
Water Quality Monitoring 5 25 4 20 4 20 5 25 1 5 1 5 20 100
Waterfront & Brownfield Development 3 15 3 15 4 20 5 25 3 15 2 10 20 100
Wetland Loss 2 10 6 30 6 30 3 15 2 10 1 5 20 100
Working Waterfronts 2 10 4 20 6 30 2 10 4 20 2 10 20 100

a. Not Applicable


Table 3c lists 36 issues for which Arctic coastal region respondents were asked to rate priorities for planning practice/analysis/research. The five issues with the highest percentage of very high or high priority ratings from respondents are:

  1. Flooding/Inundation/Storm Surge (80%);
  2. Infrastructure/Utilities Development (75%);
  3. Climate Change Impacts (75%);
  4. Hazards Management (65%); and
  5. Transportation (ground) (65%).

The five issues with the highest percentage of low or very low or "Not Applicable" priority ratings from respondents are:

  1. Food Systems Agriculture (75%);
  2. Nonpoint Source Pollution (60%);
  3. Submerged Lands Management (55%);
  4. Population Migration (55%); and
  5. Subsidence (55%).