CCT Fish & Wildlife

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Fish and Wildlife Department.

 

Welcome to the Colville Tribes Climate Change Page 

This page is maintained by the Colville Tribes Climate Change Planning Group and is provided as an education and outreach resource for those who wish to learn more about climate change and the ongoing work of the Tribe’s Climate Change Steering Committee.  Our goal with this page is to increase understanding of the current and projected climate change impacts on the reservation and within our traditional territories, and to assist departments and individuals in developing effective adaptation strategies.  You are encouraged to visit the links on this site to learn more about climate change and how you can get involved.          

What is Climate Change?

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in weather on a global scale or for a particular region.  When we speak of weather, we’re speaking about discrete observations of the weather outside right now.  Climate refers to long term trends in weather.  Climate studies take into account thousands of weather observations over time and uses statistical analysis to identify long term trends. 

EVENTS CALENDAR

eDUCATING OURSELVES ON THE iMPACTS OF cLIMATE cHANGE

Amelia Marchand, CCT Environmental Trust Department, presenting on Climate Change Impacts to Human Health and Infrastructure. 

Amelia Marchand, CCT Environmental Trust Department, presenting on Climate Change Impacts to Human Health and Infrastructure. 

UPPER COLUMBIA UNITED TRIBES (UCUT) CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP

October 2016 the Colville Tribes co-presented with UCUT two and a half days of Climate Change Workshops . Twelve presenters gave their views on climate change and its upcoming impacts to our land, our future generations, wildlife, fish and water, as well as the roles of Native Tribes in helping shape Climate Change policies and planning. 

Presenters:

Andrea Rodgers, Western Environmental Law Center  PDF

Michael Durglo, Confederated Salish and KootenaiTribes  PDF

Amelia Marchand,  ‎Water Regulatory Specialist at Colville Confederated Tribes PDF

Don Sampson, ATNI Climate Change Project CoordinatorPDF

Dr. Crystal Kolden, U of I, Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences PDF

March 14-16 the Colville Confederated Tribes hosted the 2017 INSTITUTE FOR TRIBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS (ITEP) Climate Change Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation.

The workshops provided an overview to planning for climate change impacts, highlighting the work of several tribes. The course is was intended for tribal environmental and natural resource professionals who are or will be involved in climate change adaptation planning.

Topics included: Climate change in the Pacific Northwest, the process of developing climate change adaptation plans, climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptation strategies.

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Tribal employees from throughout the Country, primarily the Pacific Northwest, involved in group climate change adaptation exercises.

Tribal employees from throughout the Country, primarily the Pacific Northwest, involved in group climate change adaptation exercises.