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.
HHS Establishes Office of Climate Change and Health Equity
On August 30, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the creation of a new office to address climate change and health equity.
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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.
USDA Climate Hubs: Salt Water Intrusion and Salinization in Coastal Forests and Farms
Coastal forests and farmlands in parts of the Southeast are being negatively affected by saltwater intrusion and soil salinization due to sea level rise, storms, tides, droughts, and water resources management. Elevated salinity levels cause crop yield declines, coastal forest loss, increases in salt-tolerant invasive species, eutrophication and marsh migration.…
US Army Corps of Engineers: Sea-Level Change Curve Calculator
This tool is provided by USACE and uses regionally specific data from NOAA’s sea-level gauges and graphically depicts the change in sea-level over time. The further ability of this tool is to project changes using several different equations to model different climate scenarios. This is a useful tool for…
Union of Concerned Scientists – Texas Invasive Species
Various agencies have jurisdiction over different types of invasive species. Consequently, there has never been a comprehensive statewide tally and the total number of invasive species is still unknown. There are, at minimum, the following number of invasive species: 67 terrestrial plants, 12 aquatic/wetland plants, 10 mammals, 4 birds,…
UMASS Amherst Climate System Research Center – CT Climate Report
This PowerPoint presentation put together by the UMASS Amherst Climate System Research system explores the impacts of climate change on Connecticut. Using multiple climate projects or scenarios for trends in warming temperature, changes in seasonal weather, climate migration, sea level rise, changes in precipitation, and other extreme weather and…
U.S. Forest Service – Tribal Relations Program
The U.S. Forest Service established the first Tribal Government Program Manager position in the Washington Office in 1988, responding to identified needs and Executive direction. Subsequently, in 2004, the Office of Tribal Relations was formed as a permanent staff within the State and Private Forestry Deputy Area, to facilitate consistency and…
U.S. EPA – What Climate Change Means for Mississippi
In the coming decades, Mississippi will become warmer, and both floods and droughts may be more severe. Unlike most of the nation, Mississippi did not become warmer during the last 50 to 100 years. But soils have become drier, annual rainfall has increased, more rain arrives in heavy downpours,…
Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook
The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, along with Adaptation International, created the Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook, which provides a framework for climate change adaptation planning in the context of existing Tribal priorities. The Guidebook builds on the ongoing climate-related work in Tribal communities, directly considers the unique issues facing Indigenous communities, and identifies…
The Guidebook provides a framework for climate change adaptation planning in the context of existing Tribal priorities.