Tribal Partnerships Highlight Climate Change Challenges and Opportunities

 
Tribal Partnerships Highlight Climate Change Challenges and Opportunities

Managers of tribal lands are facing unprecedented challenges to natural resource sustainability due to climate change and related disturbances. Working with partners, including scientists and staff from the Southern Research Station and Eastern Threat Center, tribal land managers are gaining an edge with access to tools and resources to support planning activities and are collaborating to reach shared conservation goals across all lands. Lori Barrow, Forest Service liaison to the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, describes a recent climate change adaptation planning workshop and a new effort to preserve culturally significant native plants in the Forest Service Office of Tribal Relations winter newsletter.

Pictured: Echinacea is a culturally significant native plant used in tribal herbal medicines. Image by USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

 

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