Swinomish Indian Tribal Community & Dan Isaak Receive Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards for Natural Resources

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

We are pleased to announce that two NPLCC-supported partners the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Climate Change Project and Dr. Dan Isaak have been awarded the National Climate Adaptation Leadership Award. The North Pacific LCC provided funding to portions of both of these projects, co-funded in partnership by the Northwest Climate Science Center and Great Northern LCC, respectively.

The NPLCC selected the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community work for funding to support their climate adaptation efforts. NPLCC funding, along with additional funding from the Northwest Climate Science Center, assisted the Swinomish in applying Human Health and Environmental Indicators to climate forecasts for important cultural and natural resources in the Salish Sea region.

You can learn more about the NPLCC portion of the project here, including a webinar and featured article in the 2015 Northwest Climate Magazine.

Dan Isaak's work with the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station developed the NorWeST Stream Temperature Database, which hosts stream temperature data and climate scenarios in a variety of user-friendly digital formats for streams and rivers across the western U.S. and continues to expand.

Learn more about NPLCC funding for this project here, and portions funded by our neighbors the Great Northern LCC here.

Congratulations to the Swinomish Tribe & Dr. Dan Isaak for their leadership in collaborating within and outside tribal communities over the challenges posed by adapting to our changing environment in the Pacific Northwest.

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