State of the Salish Sea, Salish Sea, climate change, adaptive capacity, ecosystem, traditional, infrastructure, cumulative effects
The 2013 Jamestown Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan provides an assessment of vulnerabilities of tribal resources to the negative impacts of climate change. The plan also identifies adaptation measures that the tribe is working to complete. Sea level rise, ocean acidification and climate models show potential for increased risks to critical habitats, tribal infrastructure and tribal health. As one of the first tribes in western Washington to complete a climate adaptation plan and vulnerability assessment, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe has identified and prioritized areas where changing climate conditions will leave tribal resources, infrastructure, economy and health most vulnerable, Climate vulnerability depends largely on climate exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity.
State of the Salish Sea
Salish Sea Institute
Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. (2021). Vulnerability and Climate Change Adaptation. In K.L. Sobocinski, State of the Salish Sea. Salish Sea Institute, Western Washington University. http://doi.org/10.25710/vfhb-3a69
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