Tribal engagement strategy of the South Central Climate Science Center, 2014

Circular 1396
Prepared in cooperation with the South Central Climate Science Center
By: , and 

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Abstract

The South Central Climate Science Center was established by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 2012 to increase understanding of climate change and coordinate an effective response to climate-change effects on Native American tribes and natural and cultural resources that the Department manages. The eight regional Climate Science Centers of the U.S. Department of the Interior work closely with natural-resource management agencies, university researchers, and others such as tribes and private landowners on climate-change issues. The relatively large number of Native Americans in the south central United States and their special knowledge of changing ecosystems make working with tribes and tribal members on climate-change issues particularly important in this part of the Nation. This circular describes priorities of the South Central Climate Science Center and provides information about resources available from Climate Science Centers and partner agencies regarding climate change. The circular also describes how this Climate Science Center, tribes and tribal members, and others can collaborate to minimize potential harmful effects of climate change on human society and our surrounding ecosystems.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Tribal engagement strategy of the South Central Climate Science Center, 2014
Series title Circular
Series number 1396
DOI 10.3133/cir1396
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) South Central Climate Science Center
Description v, 35 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N