SHINNECOCK INDIAN NATION CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION PLAN

Type: 
Tribal Adaptation Plans
Organization: 
Shinnecock Indian Nation
Description: 

The Shinnecock Environmental Department and the Natural Resource Committee had begun researching climate change, and particularly the impacts on surface water and ocean acidification, because of tribal shellfish cultivation. The next large concern was the increasing shoreline erosion, which is contributing to the loss of trees. The staff began researching other climate change issues that were impacting the region as well. Climate change is included in the Shinnecock Nation’s strategic plan.

Category: 
climate change, adaptation, mitigation, TEK, tradition, resources, marine resources, conservation, management, planning, policy