Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan


Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Citizens and their descendants reside in a landscape that has sustained them for thousands of years, the Olympic Peninusula of Washington State. Particularly over the last two centuries, the Jamestown S'Klallam people have successfully navigated a variety of soceital changes, all while maintaining a connection to the resource-rich ecosystems of the region. The Jamestown people are now experiencing yet another broad-scale transformation to their homelands, the impacts of global climate change.

Changing climate and its associated impacts are not entirely new to the Tribe, which has successfully adapted to past climate variations. Yet the large magnitude and rapid rate of current and projected climate change require unique responses. To protect and preserve culturally important resources and assets; ensure continued economic growth; and promote long-term community vitality; it is important to incorporate climate change into the Tribe's planning efforts and operations.

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Petersen, S. & J. Bell (eds). Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan. Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. A Collaboration of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and Adaptation International. 2013. Report