Adaptation Plans

Tribes throughout the United States are developing and implementing tribal climate change adpatation plans and climate vulnerability assessments. Search this list for examples of tribal climate change adaptation plans, as well as other plans and planning resources that may be useful reference guides. 

Titlesort descending Description Category Geography Website
Swinomish Climate Change Initiative: Climate Adaptation Action Plan

Adaptation plan for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Cmmunity in northwest Washington. 2010

Tribal, Adaptation Plan Northwest, Washington Link
Swinomish Climate Change Initiative: Impact Assessment Technical Report

Impact and vulnerability assessment for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in northwest Washington. October 2009

Tribal, Adaptation Plan Northwest, Washington Link
The Karuk’s Innate Relationship with Fire: Adapting to Climate Change on the Klamath.

The Karuk Tribe is a federally recognized Indian Tribe that has maintained occupancy and use of its aboriginal lands along the middle course of the Klamath and Salmon Rivers in Northern California. The Tribe’s Aboriginal Territory has been previously mapped and includes an estimated 1.48 million acres, within the Klamath River Basin. Wildland systems in the Klamath River range have evolved alongside Karuk management practices for thousands of years. Since European contact, non-native use and management of the region has severely impacted Karuk people's access to cultural, ceremonial, and food resources. Climate change has exacerbated the effects of non-native mismanagement and the Karuk are experiencing a decline in the abundance of key species such as salmon, acorns, huckleberries, hazel, and willow. This profile explores traditional Karuk fire use, traditional ecological knowledge and the need for knowledge sovereignty, as well as the Karuk climate vulnerability assessment. This profile is featured on the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit.

climate change, adaptation, traditional ecological knowledge Pacific Northwest Link