Climate Change Basics: Northwest and Alaskan Tribal Nations

Climate change has been impacting Tribal Nations. Tribal Nations, tribal ways of life and subsistence food gathering by changing ecosystems, rising sea-level, increasing in stream temperatures, and changing fish, plant, and wildlife populations. Explore the education materials below, to understand how climate change is already affecting Tribal Nations in Alaska and the Northwest.

Climate Change Basics

 for the Northwest provide background materials in various forms to provide an introduction to climate science, clarify common misconceptions about climate change. 


 -hosts montly calls and summaries call in meeting notes posted which provides news, resources, announcements about funding opportunities, conferences, and training, and other information relevant to tribal climate change issues

Courses, Videos & Webinars

-videos on the effects of climate change on marine systems (ocean acidification in Alaska)

-video on best practices for restoration in the Pacific Northwest

 -series of webinars on the effects of climate change on the North Pacific Coasts

-collection of webinars on water resources from the USDA

-webinars engaging subject matter experts and practitioners in the field in a detailed discussion of issues at the intersection of water and climate change

-series of webinars on climate science and coastal areas 

 -series of webinars on climate science and water


-full collection of items on funding sources, adaptation plans, climate programs, climate tools, scientists contacts and interests, publications, climate education, disaster resources, climate job and events

-presentations from the summit

-collection of materials on climate change

-climate considerations at the project level through leadership engagement, delivery of data and tools, funding opportunities, training, and tribal capacity building

-a brief summary of climate change impacts on tribal resources

-fact sheets developed by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals focused on climate change impacts, adaptation strategies, and other relevant topics 

-tools, resources and events focused on climate change effect, adaptation and mitigation

-Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge strategies and implementation plans

-examples of climate change planning, evaluation and implementation for tribes