Karuk Tribe Climate Vulnerability Assessment
Tribes have been key leaders in responding to climate change through both so called mitigation — efforts to stop further climate change — and adaptation — developing responsive measures for coping with the unfolding ecological and atmospheric changes. This Climate Vulnerability Assessment is a first step towards climate adaptation planning. The vulnerability assessment holds the potential to inform both adaptation and mitigation efforts. While a detailed Climate Adaptation Plan is needed in follow up to this Climate Vulnerability Assessment, the conclusion nonetheless includes a number of preliminary recommendations.