Climate Change


Created in 2017, the USET Climate Change Resilience Program assists Tribal Nations with climate change adaptation planning. Through the Tribal Climate Science Liaison, this program also connects Tribal Nations with resources at regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers and other partners to support Tribal adaptation planning and resilience to climate change.

The protection of Tribal lands, waters, and communities from the impacts of climate change is essential to each sovereign Tribal Nation’s physical, spiritual, cultural, and economic well-being. Climate change resilience safeguards critical ecosystems, preserves ecological knowledge, and protects current populations by maintaining healthy and sustainable Tribal homelands for future generations.

Save the Date! USET Tribal Climate Resilience Camp: July 10-15, 2022

USET Forest and Wetland Webinar Training Pre-Assessment Survey

USET is pleased to announce the USET Forest and Wetland Webinar Training series, a multi-week webinar series on climate change impacts to USET region forest and wetland ecosystems. Please take this pre-assessment survey to help us tailor this series to best fit the needs of your Tribal Nation.

This Month's Top News and Stories

5th National Climate Assessment Public Engagement Workshops

The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. The report evaluates the effects of climate change on regions and sectors of the United States and reports on trends in climate change for the next 25 to 100 years. The Fifth National Climate Assessment will highlight advances in scientific understanding ...
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ITEP Announces Release of STACC Report

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professional’s (ITEP) Tribes and Climate Change Program has just announced that the Status of Tribes and Climate Change (STACC) Report is now available. This report includes over 90 authors and contributors. You may access the Report on the dedicated website and are invited to share it with your networks. In addition, please view ITEP’s media toolkit for suggestions...
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Meet the Climate Change Team

The USET Tribal Climate Resilience Program Team is focused on providing Tribal Nations with technical support in their planning efforts toward increasing their community’s resiliency and adaptation to the impacts of climate change.

Climate Change Tools and Resources

Below, access natural resources and climate change related data, tools, and information sources relevant to specific topic areas and/or regions.