Tuesday, December 8, 11:00 am PST
Dr. Karletta Chief, University of Arizona
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe’s Climate Change Adaptation Planning
Brought to you by the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative
The impacts of climate change on Native American tribal lands, resources and livelihoods have been severe and are expected to worsen. The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (PLPT) in northern Nevada is deeply connected physically, culturally, and spiritually to Pyramid Lake and its cultural resources. Climatic shifts in temperature and precipitation over the next century may substantially impact Pyramid Lake elevation and ecosystems. Our collaborative research efforts with PLPT seek to understand vulnerabilities and resiliencies of tribal water resources and identify potential adaptive management strategies for the tribe to consider. This research provides a framework for collaborative engagement between tribes and scientific partners focused on climate change adaptation planning.