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Climate Adaptation & Vulnerability Assessment Resources

Follow any of the links below for training materials relating to climate vulnerability assessments (VAs) and how to implement these tools within communities.

Climate Vulnerability Assessment Training

Link to extra resources on training materials.

Nature Serve

Biodiversity scientists dedicated to providing the knowledge & support of conservation for better decision making.

Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment

The complete guide written to assist with future restoration and conservation projects aimed at the Gulf Coast. See also the Landscape Conservation Cooperation Network.

Tribal Climate Change Planning Initiative

This is the result of five VAs completed for Ft. Sill Apache Tribe; Otoe-Missouria Nation; Potawatomi Nation; Kaw Nation; Wichita & Affiliated Tribes.

Community Resilience Planning Guide

A detailed approach on resilience planning, based on specific community needs.

Climate Impacts on Tribes

VA completed by the University of Washington’s Climate Impact Group.

Tribal Climate Health

A resource for tools and information on how tribal leaders can protect communities from the health impacts of a changing climate.

GLIFWC’s Climate Change Plan

This website defines the extent of climate change to the Ceded Territories and how to co-manage treaty resources.

Heat Vulnerability

Heat tool used to predict the amount if heat related illnesses given the daily temperatures.

Tribal Adaptation Planning Resources

This site aims to help you stay current on information regarding climate science events, funding opportunities, best practices, and highlights from across the USET region and Indian country overall. Go to USET for more information!

Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook

Led by an Advisory Group with representatives from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the University of Oregon Tribal Climate Change Program, the Climate Science Alliance, the US EPA, and several Tribes; Adaptation International and the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) developed an online version of the nationally-focused Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook. The guidebook is designed to support Tribal adaptation professionals in their climate resilience planning work.

National Wildlife Federation

Group efforts on conservation in a rapidly changing climate.

Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Project

Find out how the Tribes in the the NW part of the United States are assessing and planning for climate change.

ITEP Tribes & Climate Change Program

Established by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals to provide support for climate change planning.

Adaptation Plan for Sea Level Rise

This plan was designed for the Chitimacha Tribe in Louisiana.

Planning for Climate Resilience and Adaptation: A Compilation of Planning Process and Financial Assistance Resources for Communities in the South Central United States

This document provides a high-level overview of planning process and financial assistance resources that are available and can aid in climate resilience and adaptation planning.

Climate Change Response Framework

Scientists aimed at collaborating with decision-makers on land management, especially for forest protection.

Kewa Pueblo Vulnerability Assessment

Learn more about the New Mexico Kewa Pueblo’s adaptation planning strategies for a changing climate.

Lessons in Climate Change Adaptation

Summary of lessons learned from Tribal innovations.