Municipality of Anchorage logoISER’s Jennifer Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Natural Resources Management, is lead for the Urban Forest and Watershed sector of the Anchorage Climate Action Plan. The Climate Action Plan (CAP) is a collaboration between the University of Alaska and the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for the impacts of climate change. Schmidt is among UAA faculty supported by a University of Alaska Faculty Initiative Fund, to work with MOA staff, non-profit, governmental and community-based organizations to identify benefits that will come from developing a climate plan, including cost savings and job creation.