Climate Change in the Northwest: Tribal Perspectives
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
Change and Implications for Conservation and Natural Resource
Management (2.53 mb)
of Climate Change on Hydrology and Water resources (2.70
Pacific Northwest’s Changing Forests and Needed Actions (4.43
Change and Tribal Implications
Climate Change and Tribal
Change and Tribal Implications (5.97 mb)
Energy Concerns and Climate Change – Regional Perspective (2.48
Energy Concerns and Climate Change – National Perspective (663
Change Mitigation: The Western Climate Initiative