Climate Change in the Pacific Region
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Climate Change in the Northwest: Tribal Perspectives


Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indian    U.S. Department of the Interior

This meeting for Regional Tribal Leaders and Directors of Tribal Natural Resource and/or Fish and Wildlife Departments, was held on May 29-30, 2008, at the Seattle Public Library.

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians hosted the two-day conference with co-sponsorship and support provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group.

Goals and Objectives: To inform regional Tribal leaders of the most current climate change science, and to provide an overview the potential affects to Tribal Natural Resources.  To provide a public policy overview of pending federal legislation in both the natural resource and energy sectors that may have implications for Tribes. To develop Tribal positions and/or action items.

Presentations: The full agenda is provided at this website below. Following are the powerpoint presentations that were provided at the meeting. Note that several speakers did not use powerpoint presentations.

The views in these presentations are those of the authors, not the Fish and Wildlife Service

Agenda


Climate Change and Implications for Conservation and Natural Resource Management (2.53 mb)
 Jeff Burgett, Ph.D., US Fish and Wildlife Service

Understanding the Climate Drivers of the Pacific Northwest (1.95 mb)
Nate Mantua, Ph.D University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, Washington State Climatologist

Impacts of Climate Change on Hydrology and Water resources (2.70 mb)
Alan Hamlet, Ph.D, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group
      Recommended websites for more information on Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest’s Changing Forests and Needed Actions (4.43 mb)
David Peterson, Ph.D,  U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station
      Recommended websites for more information on Climate Change and Pacific Northwest Forests    

Climate Change and Tribal Implications
William Rodgers, J.D. (University of Washington Law School),

Climate Change and Tribal Implications
Kyle Dittmer (Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission)

Climate Change and Tribal Implications (5.97 mb)
Roger Pulwarty, Ph.D (National Drought Information System)

Tribal Energy Concerns and Climate Change – Regional Perspective (2.48 mb)
Direlle Calica, Schaff & Clark-Deschene, LLC.

Tribal Energy Concerns and Climate Change – National Perspective (663 kb)
Chris Stearns,  Hobb, Stauss, Dean and Walker, LLP

Climate Change Mitigation: The Western Climate Initiative
Tony Usibelli, M.S., Director of the Energy Policy Division of the Washington State Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development (CTED); Washington State Coordinator for the West Coast Governors Global Warming Initiative.

               

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