Climate Change and Our Natural Resources: A Report from the Treaty Tribes in Western Washington.

Type
Literature
Publication
Climate Change and Our Natural Resources: A Report from the Treaty Tribes in Western Washington. NWTT. 2016.
Year Published
2016
Organization
Northwest Treaty Tribes
Description

On November 15, 2016, the treaty tribes in western Washington released a comprehensive report on how climate change is hurting tribal treaty rights and natural resources. This report from the twenty member tribes of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission focuses on the impacts of climate change to our homelands, waters, and ways of life. We have a historical and contemporary relationship with the watersheds and ecosystems of the Pacific Ocean coast, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Hood Canal, and Puget Sound. Virtually all of the resources and activities that our treaties protect—fishing, gathering, and hunting—are impacted by the effects of climate change.

Geography