Tribal Resources


Status of Tribes and Climate Change Report

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The Status of Tribes and Climate Change (STACC) Report seeks to uplift and honor the voices of Indigenous peoples across the U.S. to increase understanding of Tribal lifeways, cultures, and worldviews, the climate change impacts Tribes are experiencing, the solutions they are implementing, and ways that all of us can support Tribes in adapting to our changing world. The STACC Report was written for diverse audiences including Tribal managers, leaders, and community members, the authors of future National Climate Assessments (NCA); federal and state agencies and decision makers; and non-governmental organizations. Over 90 authors representing diverse entities and perspectives contributed to this report, including the authors of 34 personal narratives and author teams who wrote topic reviews using elements from their own experiences and knowledge.

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SW CASC Traditional Burning

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Flyer for STACC report

Guides and Reports

Tribal lands are not resistant to climate change and require projections, reports, and guidelines to combat future changes.

Guides and Reports

A photo of a forest fire with flames getting taller than the tree line.

No-Cost Technical Assistance

We have collected a list of external resources that relate to everything Tribal and Climate Change!

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CAKEx Tool [Tribal]


CAKEx vets and organizes available information on climate change, hosts an interactive online platform to build an innovative community, hosts a directory of practitioners, and explains data tools and information available from other sites.

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Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Resilience Resource Guide

This guide was developed through the White House Council on Native American Affairs.

Translational Ecology presentation

Tribal Climate Tool

This tool was designed to be used by tribes in the Pacific Northwest and the Great Basin. It provides maps, graphs, tables, and descriptions of projected changes due to climate change. 

NW CASC Tribal Climate Tool

NW CASC Tribal Climate Tool

This tool allows the user to explore, visualize, and download climate change predictions and summaries. 

Tribal Climate Adaptation Template

Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy Adaptation Planning Toolkit

This toolkit was put together by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) to assist tribes in creating climate adaptation plans. The templates and other resources in this toolkit are meant to be used and modified to fit the needs of individual tribes. 

Climate Engine Tool

Climate Engine

This tool allows users to visualize, interact with, and analyze climate and earth observations at relevant scales.

Top View of Trees

Tribal Adaptation Planning Toolkit

This toolkit is a collection of templates and other resources developed by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) to assist tribes in their climate change adaptation planning process.

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Tribal Vulnerability Assessment Resources

The University of Washington has put together a carefully curated list of resources to assist tribes with climate adaptation planning. This list contains resources for tribes at every stage of planning. 

Title Description Geography Website
Adaptation Clearinghouse

Online database/networking site for policymakers, resources managers, academics and others working to help communities adapt to climate change.

National Link
Adaptation Workbook Process

Climate change tool offering a structured process to consider the potential effects of climate change and design land management and conservation actions that can help prepare for changing conditions.

National Link
After Fire: Toolkit for the Southwest

Resource for those interested in understanding methods available to assess potential risks associated with post-fire events and other aspects of fire planning.

Southwest Link
AgRisk Viewer

Web platform providing producers and decision makers with crop insurance loss data from the USDA Risk Management Agency, data spans from county to national scale on a monthly to multi-year timestep.

National Link
Climate Engine Research Application Provides access to a variety of geospatial datasets that track vegetation, snow, and water across the planet, as well as climate datasets that track temperature, precipitation and winds. Global Link
Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation (CMRA)

Integrates information from across the federal government to help people consider their local exposure to climate-related hazards and develop equitable climate resilience plans.

National Link
Climate Resolve Grant Writing Assistance Program   California Link
Collaborative Conservation and Adaptation Strategy Toolbox (CCAST)

Enhances collaborative conservation efforts at watershed and landscape scales by facilitating issue-based, not geography-based, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.

Southwest US & Northern Mexico Link
Colorado River Science Wiki

Clearinghouse for scientific and technical information relevant to the Colorado River Basin and the management of its water resources and related natural resources

Southwest Link
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHS) Network

Grassroots volunteer network of backyard weather observers working together to measure and map precipitation in their local communities.

US & Canada Link
Connectivity and Climate Change Toolkit

Provides state fish and wildlife agency planners and managers with information, tools, and resources critical to understanding and developing climate adaptation strategies related to landscape connectivity.

National Link

Data Basin

Science-based mapping and analysis platform that supports learning, research and sustainable environmental stewardship.

Global Link New Map Feature for Tribal Nations

NOAA's National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) is pleased to announce a new map customization feature for Tribal Nations. Developed in collaboration with NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), this feature allows users to display reservation boundaries on any map on

National Link

Grass-cast: Grassland Productivity Forecast

Provides a broad view of grassland productivity across the Great Plains and Southwest region

Great Plains, Southwest Link

HUD's Office of Native American Programs (ONAP)

Provides resources intended to enable Indian Tribes to design, develop, and operate their own affordable housing programs and develop economic opportunities based on local needs and customs -- including addressing climate change.

National Link

Land Potential Knowledge System

Set of tools designed for identifying soil and land types, monitoring soil health and vegetation, and tracking management plans

Global Link

Multivariate Adaptive Constructed Analogs (MACA) Visualization Tools

MACA method is a statistical downscaling method for removing biases from global climate model output - includes visualization and data download tools

National Link

Ready-to-Fund Resilience Toolkit

Toolkit developed for local government practitioners working on climate resilience offering guidance on "how" to design more fundable projects

National Link

Regional Resilience Toolkit - US EPA

5 step toolkit (1. Engage, 2. Assess, 3. Act, 4. Fund, 5. Measure) that aims to build large scale resilience to natural disasters across multiple jurisdictions and levels of government

National Link

Resist-Accept-Direct (RAD) Framework

Offers natural resource managers a set of management options when responding to ecosystems facing the potential for rapid, irreversible ecological change

National Link

Sierra Nevada Climate Refugia

Framework for moving toward operationalizing climate change refugia conservation at an ecoregional scale in the Sierra Nevada

California Link

Status of Tribes and Climate Change Report

Uplifts and honors the voices of Indigenous peoples across the U.S. to increase understanding of Tribal lifeways, cultures, and worldviews, the climate change impacts Tribes are experiencing, the solutions they are implementing, and ways that all of us can support Tribes in adapting to our changing world. This report was convened by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Tribes and Climate Change Program and written by the STACC Working Group.

National Link

Tools for the Beef Industry (TOBI)

A library of decision support tools for beef cattle production and management

National Link

Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook

Provides a framework for climate change adaptation planning that explicitly recognizes the distinct circumstances of Tribal governments, culture, and knowledge systems

National Link

Tribal Climate Change Adaptation Planning Toolkit

Collection of templates and other resources developed by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) to assist Tribes in their climate change adaptation planning process

National Link

UA Indigenous Resilience Center (IRes)

Supports Indigenous resilience research, education and outreach to help Indigenous communities to meet environmental and societal challenges

Southwest Link

Water Scarcity Atlas

Shared insights of scientific findings of water scarcity to a broader public and private sector

Global Link


Cynthia Naha and Anissa McKenna work for the Southwest CASC and American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) as Tribal Climate Resilience Liaisons. They work across the SW CASC region of California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona to connect 159 Federally Recognized Tribal Nations to tools, information, and other climate resilience resources. Contact Cynthia at and Anissa at