Population Health

October 29, 2019

Swinomish Tribe collaborates with the UW to prepare for climate change

Image of block W at Rainier VistaA new research project led by the Swinomish Tribe and the University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences is identifying strategies informed by indigenous values to adapt to climate change.

Some of the adaptation strategies adopted to date include adding climate-change education to the Tribe’s educational curriculum on traditional harvest practices and increasing aquaculture capacity to help protect wild clam beds from rising sea levels.

The results of this project could inform how tribes across the United States incorporate the latest climate science into their ongoing efforts to build healthy and more resilient communities in the face of a warming planet.

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