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Cultural Resources

Webinars, Articles, Videos & Projects

National Park Service Climate Change Response Strategy

A collection of resources gathered for management of and planning for a changing climate.

“Speak for the Trees”

COP 21- Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Heritage Efforts

Article- Seminole Tribune on Climate Change

Information on a summit discussing sea level rise on Florida’s archaeological & cultural resources. (On page 7)

Article: Study Finds Knowledge Gaps on Protecting Cultural Sites from Climate Change

Project funded by the Southest CASC and USGS. Project found here.

Sense of Place: Indigenous Perspectives on Earth and Sky

Website: Indigenous Education Institute

Vulnerability of Cultural Heritage to Climate Change

Report from Europe.

National Landmarks at Risk (2014)

A report from Union of Concerned Scientists on the impacts of sea level rise and wildfires threatening historic landmarks.

Publication: Assessing the Climate Vulnerability of the World’s Natural and Cultural Heritage

New tool developed to assess climate vulnerabilities.

Article: Indigenous Solutions to Climate Crisis could Lie in Archaeology, Experts Say

Indigenous communities are most vulnerable to a changing climate, but solutions could be found locally.

Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledge (TKs) in Climate Change Initiatives

This is a resource for tribes, agencies, and organizations across the U.S. interested in understanding TKs in the context of climate change.

Ice Patch Archaeology Project

Completed from Glacier National Park in Montana, this project is a collection of protocols from tribal experts.

Publication- Climate-Driven Migration: Prioritizing Cultural Resources Threatened by Secondary Impacts of Climate Change

Information on how archaeological sites are threatened by various climate change factors and addresses need for cultural resource management.

Climate Heritage Network Videos

The Climate Heritage Network presents the best in culture-based climate action from CHN member organizations and partners around the world.

Website: Living in Nature

The website is dedicated to highlighting cultural landscapes in the U.S. that are threatened by a changing climate.

Website: ICOMOS Climate Action Working Group

An online resource portal containing thematic resources including examples of best practices, relevant policies and guidance, and case studies of stories from around the world.

Documents related to Cultural Resources

Hazard mitigation planning is the process of determining how to reduce or eliminate the loss of life and property damage from either natural disasters or those created by human beings.

As the climate continues to change, rising sea-levels from melting glaciers is a concern, threatening the human population worldwide. But with preparation and understanding of this reality, steps can be made to adapt.

Native Films on Climate Change´╗┐

The following videos are part of a South Central CASC funded project, which capture tribal observations and understanding of a changing climate.

These videos are additional Native films on climate change: