A Tribal Planning Framework -- Climate Change Adaptation Strategies by Sector

Lynn, Kathy. A Tribal Planning Framework -- Climate Change Adaptation Strategies by Sector. 2013.
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Tribal Climate Change Project and USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station

American Indians and Alaska Native Tribes face significant threats to their cultural resources and traditional ways of life from climate change. Pro-active strategies in planning for the potential impacts from climate change can assist indigenous communities in being resilient in the face of change. This framework is intended to serve as a resource for American Indian and Alaska Native tribes developing tribal climate change adaptation plans or incorporating climate change adaptation strategies in to existing tribal plans and initiatives, including strategic plans or natural resource management plans.
This framework can be used in concert with other planning resources, such as the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals’ (ITEP) Tribal Climate Change Adaptation Plan Template. Additional information is available through ITEP’s fact sheets at: http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/tcc/Resources/factsheets. To download the planning framework go to: Tribal_CC_framework_April_2013.