Overview on Climate Change and the Pacific Northwest
University of Washington – Climate Impacts Group. 2007. About Pacific Northwest Climate
Mote, P.W., E.A. Parson, A.F. Hamlet, W.S. Keeton, D. Lettenmaier, N. Mantua, E.L. Miles, D.W. Peterson, D.L. Peterson, R. Slaughter, and A.K. Snover. 2003. Preparing for climate change: The water, salmon, and forests of the Pacific Northwest. Climatic Change 61: 45-88
Effects on Hydrology
Presentations from the Columbia River Forecast Group Workshop (March 2009)
Hydrologic Climate Change Scenarios for the Pacific Northwest Columbia River Basin and Coastal Drainages
The University of Washington Climate Impacts Group (UW CIG) worked with several prominent water management agencies in the Pacific Northwest to develop hydrologic climate change scenarios for approximately 300 streamflow locations in the Columbia River basin and selected coastal drainages west of the Cascades. The scenarios, provided to the public for free via the UW CIG website, allow planners to consider how hydrologic changes may affect water resources management objectives and ecosystems.
Click on your tribe to access hydrologic climate change scenario data for specific watersheds in your area.
Effects on Salmon and other Fish and Wildlife
Independent Scientific Advisory Board. 2007. Climate Change Impacts on Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife. Prepared for the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.
Rieman, et al. 2011. Anticipated Climate Warming Effects on Bull Trout Habitats and Populations Across the Interior Columbia River Basin. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.
Battin, J., et al. 2007. Projected impacts of climate change on salmon habitat restoration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104, Num 16
Ficke, A. D., C. A. Myrick, and L. J. Hansen. 2005. Potential impacts of global climate change on freshwater fisheries Department of Fishery & Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University.
JD Meisner, JS Rosenfeld, HA Regier. 1988. The Role of Groundwater in the Impact of Climate Warming on Stream Salmonines. Fisheries Vol 13, No. 3
Waples, R.S., et al. 2007. Evolutionary responses by native species to major anthropogenic changes to their ecosystems: Pacific salmon in the Columbia River hydropower system. Molecular Ecology Vol 17
Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council. 2007. Helping Pacific Salmon Survive the Impacts of Climate Change on Freshwater Habitats
L. G. Crozier, et al. 2008. Potential responses to climate change in organisms with complex life histories: evolution and plasticity in Pacific salmon. Evolutionary Applications Vol 1, No. 2
D.E. Schindler, et al. 2008. Climate Change, Ecosystem Impacts, and Management for Pacific Salmon Fisheries Vol. 33, Issue 10
Adaptation Strategies for Tribes
University of Oregon - Tribal Climate Change Project
Center for Science in the Earth System, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group. 2007. Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional, and State Governments.
Northwest Indian Applied Research Institute, The Evergreen State College. 2006. Climate Change and Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations
To obtain a full copy of any of the articles listed above or other research articles, please contact the StreamNet Library at CRITFC at (503) 238-0667 or email at 'Fishlib 'at' critfc.org'.
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Culture of Place
Tribal culture is at its most
fundamental a culture of place. The plants, animals, indeed the very land
itself defined the tribal inhabitants living on it. It shaped their languages,
diets, societies, and religions. They viewed themselves as a part of the
interconnectedness of nature, and strove to live by that understanding.
Despite modern society’s beliefs and actions to the contrary, everything
is still very much interconnected. Today the planet is faced with the grim
results of forgetting this simple truth, and only through cooperation, openness,
and sharing do we have any chance at finding a solution.
Proceedings of the "Developing
a Northwest Tribal Climate Change Strategy" workshop, Dec. 10, 2008
Select published climate
change work by CRITFC staff
A GIS Analysis
of Climate Change and Snowpack on Columbia Basin Tribal Lands,
by David Graves (804 KB)
Tribal Salmon Restoration
and Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest by Laura Gephart
Both articles are in the September 2009 issue of Ecological
Restoration (Vol. 27, Number 3).
Columbia River Forecast Group
This group is an outgrowth of FCRPS BiOp remand process and tribal-action
agency MOAs. Its formation reinstated and expanded the Columbia River
water management group function: to provide a forum for exchange on forecasting,
flood control and water management in the Columbia River basin.
the Columbia River Forecast Group Annual Meeting, 15 December 2009
the Columbia River Forecast Group Workshop, 12 March 2009
Climate and Hydrology Dataset
for Use in Longer-term Planning, 9 June 2009
Partner Organizations and Related Links
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals' Tribes & Climate Change program