Blackfeet Nation Release Climate Change Adaptation Plan

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The Blackfeet Nation recently released a Climate Change Adaptation Plan, the result of a planning process which began in 2016 and was led by Gerald Wagner of the Blackfeet Environmental Office and facilitated by the Center for Large Landscape Conservation. The plan addresses eight major sectors: agriculture, cultural resources and traditions, fish, forestry, human health, land and range, water, and wildlife. Each sector chapter contains the major climate change impacts to the sector, the priority level for adaptation planning, and the major adaptation goals decided through the planning process.

From the Blackfeet Country and Climate Change website: "Through these internal and external planning activities, the Blackfeet Nation is deliberately planning for the increasing impacts of climate change and also hopes to share their process and lessons with others struggling to make sense of the impact the changing climate is having on their lives. We hope this effort and the resulting plan will lead the way for communities looking to integrate climate adaptation planning into human health and natural resource management."

For more information about the Blackfeet Nation's planning efforts, visit the Blackfeet Country and Climate Change website.

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