Columbia River Gorge, Oregon - Public domain
Funded Title: 
A Coupled (Ocean and Freshwater) Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Pacific Lamprey and Pacific Eulachon (Funded Jointly by the Northwest CSC, Alaska CSC, and North Pacific LCC)
Location: 
Pacific Northwest
Duration: 
September 17, 2013 to September 30, 2016

alaska mountain range near a lake
Funded Title: 
Identifying Climate Vulnerabilities and Prioritizing Adaptation Strategies for Eulachon Populations in the Chilkoot and Chilkat Rivers and the Application of Location Monitoring Systems (Funded Jointly by the Northwest CSC, Alaska CSC, and North Pacific LCC)
Location: 
Haines, Alaska
Duration: 
January 1, 2012 to January 1, 2013

The eulachon is a small fish that is both highly nutritious and culturally significant to the Chilkat and Chilkoot peoples of the Tlingit Nation in Southeast Alaska, for whom it is a traditional food. Tribal members are increasingly concerned about how climate change might stress the health and abundance of eulachon populations, which are already perceived as being low. In order to successfully manage these fisheries in light of climate change, tribal communities need information about how euchalon are vulnerable and which management strategies will help the species adapt.

colorful berries
Funded Title: 
Berry Risk Mapping and Modeling of Native and Exotic Defoliators in Alaska
Location: 
Chugach Region, Alaska
Duration: 
June 1, 2013 to December 1, 2014

Wild berries are a valued traditional food for tribes of the Chugachmiut Tribal Consortium (Chenega Bay, Eyak, Nanwalek, Port Graham, Qutekcak, Tatitlek, and Valdez) in the rural Chugach region of south-central Alaska. Berries supply essential nutrients that prevent heart disease and cancer, are used for medicinal purposes, and are the only sweet food in the traditional Native diet. Hence, berries have both nutritional and cultural significance.
 

Mountains in Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
Funded Title: 
Klamath Basin Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Climate Change Science Internship (Funded Jointly by the Northwest CSC, Alaska CSC, and North Pacific LCC)
Location: 
Klamath Basin
Duration: 
January 1, 2012 to January 1, 2013

The Klamath Basin in Oregon and California is home to a rich abundance of natural and cultural resources, many of which are vulnerable to present and future climate change. Climate change also threatens traditional ways of life for tribal communities, who have deep connections to the region.
 

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