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Chief - Final Report - SW Project Climate Change Vulnerability of Native Americans in the Southwest


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Native Americans in the Southwest United States are thought to be particularly vulnerable to climate change. Tribal resiliency to climate change can be affected by multiple climate-related threats and by tribal communities’ close reliance on natural resources for sustenance, economic development, and maintenance of cultural traditions. A scientifically rigorous assessment of such threats to Native Americans is a pressing need across southwestern landscapes. This project examined factors affecting Native American tribes, including water rights for fish and wildlife, protection of wetlands, and enhancement and recovery of the Pyramid Lake, Nevada fishery, and protection of important fish species. This project aimed to help manage potential [...]


Principal Investigator :
Karletta Chief
Funding Agency :
Southwest CSC

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Southwest CASC

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Indigenous Peoples
Water, Coasts and Ice
Wildlife and Plants
Science Tools For Managers
Science Themes


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