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Cultural Resources

Cultural Resources

Information on Cultural Resources

National Park Service Climate Change Response Strategy

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

Ice Patch Archaeology Project

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

“Speak for the Trees” (Video)

COP 21- Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Heritage Efforts

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.

Publication: Historic Preservation Priorities for Climate Adaptation

Cultural heritage management surrounding climate change impacts and adaptation.

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

New tool developed to assess climate vulnerabilities.

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

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

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.

Article- Seminole Tribune on Climate Change

Information on a summit discussing sea level rise on Florida’s archaeological & cultural resources.

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.

Website: Living in Nature

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

Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Regional Cohort Training Series

This FREE interactive training is offered through a series of eight live webinars scheduled on the third Tuesday of the month (10:00 – 11:30am PT) from January 21, 2020 through August 18, 2020.

Symposium: Stemming the Tide-Global Strategies for Sustaining Cultural Heritage Through Climate Change

Empower cultural heritage authorities & managers to pursue more engagement and collaborative approaches addressing a changing climate. March 5-6, 2020.


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. Read more here.


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. Click here to read more.


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.

Listening for the Rain: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change


These videos are additional Native films on climate change: