Climate Change, Salmon and Steelhead, and the Columbia River Tribes
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and its member tribes are addressing climate change and its effects on tribal fisheries and water resources, as well as other natural and cultural resources. There is an important need for the tribes to prepare for, mitigate and adapt natural resource programs and policies to manage the effects of climate change. CRITFC is supporting these efforts through collaboration, coordination and development of science and technology (i.e. conducting technical research on climate change impacts on tribal lands), and development and coordination of tribal mitigation and adaptation strategies and actions in state, federal and other venues.
Graves, D., L. Gephart, and K. Dittmer. 2011. Climate Change, Salmon and Steelhead, and the Columbia River Tribes. Pacific Northwest Climate Conference, Seattle, WA, 13-14 September 2011.