Blog Series: America's Eroding Edges

By Forum Online posted 10-01-2018 17:00


The edges of our country are eroding. From Alaska to Louisiana, centuries of culture, tangible history, and dynamic communities are being battered by stronger storms and sea level rise—raising difficult questions about adaptation, relocation, and what it means to be an American experiencing climate change today.

Driftwood piles up on the edge of Shaktoolik’s gravel berm. | Credit: Victoria Herrmann and Eli Keene

In 2016 the National Trust for Historic Preservation partnered with Victoria Herrmann, a National Geographic Explorer to chronicle America’s Eroding Edges. The goal of this project was to help you explore the challenges of all those facing the impacts of climate change on their homes, livelihoods, and cultures. Below is a list of blog posts in the series on the Forum blog and on

Blog Posts in the Series