Center for Large Landscape Conservation

Climate Change Challenge: Less Water, Worse Droughts

Grant award: $183,418; year awarded: 2017

Building Climate Resilience in the Blackfeet Nation is a multi-year program that will build on years of work introducing climate change to tribal managers that has been supported by the Crown Roundtable and the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Increasing natural water storage and riparian habitat has been prioritized in the Blackfeet Nation Climate Adaptation Planning process as a way to build resilience to the impacts of climate change. To support these priorities, project partners will introduce beaver management and riparian restoration strategies to increase natural water storage and riparian habitat, ultimately building resilience to climate change and protecting fish and wildlife habitat.