How are avalance hazards in Alaska managed?

Alaska, USA, is prone to avalanches due to it’s latitude, climate and terrain. Whilst the threat posed by avalanches cannot be eliminated, the Southeast Alaska Avalanche Centre (SAAC) aims to inform and educate local people about the threats and how they can protect themselves:

http://www.avalanche.org/~seaac/Pages1/AboutUsSAAC05_06.html

This includes preparing hazard maps of the Juneau area:

http://www.avalanche.org/~seaac/Pages4/JuneauUrbanMapsSAAC04_05.html

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