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Final Report for "Columbia River Basin Tribes Climate Change Capacity Assessment"

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Final Report for "Columbia River Basin Tribes Climate Change Capacity Assessment": .

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The Columbia River Basin is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest. It is 258,000 square miles in size encompassing large portions of the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, and Montana as well as British Columbia. Climate change is expected to significantly alter the ecology and economy of the Columbia River Basin and Tribal communities are among the most climate-sensitive. The Columbia and its tributaries have been central to the region's Tribal culture and economy for thousands of years. Models predict warmer temperatures, more precipitation as rainfall and decreased snowfall occur over the next 50 years, which will directly affect the abundance of culturally significant foods, such as salmon, deer, root plants, and [...]

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Principal Investigator :
Donald Sampson
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Northwest CSC

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NWCSC_G14AP00191_TLF_Sampson_FinalReport.pdf 3.48 MB

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northwest CASC

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