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.

USET Tribal Climate Resilience Camp: July 10-15, 2022

USET and USDA APHIS Northeast Tribal Emergency Management Planning Workshop: August 9th-11th

Venue to be determined. More information is coming soon!

USET Forest and Wetland Webinar Training Series, August - September 2022

Registration is now open!

This Month's Top News and Stories

Funding Available to Build Climate Resilience in Tribal Communities

The Department of the Interior announced today it is investing $46 million in funding to Tribal communities to address the unique impacts of climate change in Indigenous communities. This initial funding, made available from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and fiscal year 2022 appropriations...
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U.S. Forest Service Recognizes Les Benedict

The U.S. Forest Service recently put out a press release about the recent recognition of appreciation given to an environmental professional in the USET family, Les Benedict of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe: On Earth Day, Regional Forester Gina Owens recognized a tribal partner for his decades-long work with the agency.
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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. Learn more about our current team, and learn about our open position and internships.

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.