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New Tribal Climate Resources!

Several helpful new resources have recently been released that aim to help tribes conduct climate change vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning.

For tribes in the Pacific Northwest and Great Basin, the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington now provides Tribal Vulnerability Assessment Resources and a Tribal Climate Support Desk. The program website also features a Tribal Climate Tool, an interactive, online summaries of projected climate change (e.g., snowpack, stream temperature, wildfire, vegetation). Meade Krosby, Senior Research Scientist for the Climate Impacts Group, recently conducted a webinar to introduce tribal communities and professionals to these resources, which can be viewed below

 

Tribes around the country can also benefit from the Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook Version 1.0, developed by the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and Adaptation International.  The Guidebook is designed to help tribes at any stage of adaptation planning and provides a framework for climate change adaptation planning in the context of existing tribal priorities (shown in feature image at the top of this blog). It builds on the on-going climate-related work in tribal communities, directly considers the unique issues facing Indigenous communities, and identifies opportunities and guidance for incorporating Traditional Knowledges.

Please feel free to share these resources with your colleagues and networks.