Virtual Natural History Pub: Climate Change Adaptation

  • 12.07.20
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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The Klamath River, its tributaries, and surrounding habitats are vital to the cultural, spiritual, economic and physical health of Karuk people. But climate change is bringing many changes to the Karuk Aboriginal Territory on the mid Klamath. This includes more intense wildfires, decreased snowpack, and outbreaks of pests and diseases. The Karuk Tribe is working to preserve the ecological integrity of the land and adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

Join us to hear from Ron Reed and Dr. Kari Marie Norgaard about collaborative work to develop a climate change adaptation plan, and why it is important. How can the Tribe combine Karuk Traditional Ecological Knowledge with western science to prepare for the future? 

Ron Reed is a traditional Karuk dipnet fisherman, spiritual leader and former Cultural Biologist for the Karuk Tribe. Ron has been instrumental in the restoration efforts to remove four large dams on the Klamath River. Dr. Norgaard is a professor of sociology and environmental studies at the University of Oregon and author of Salmon and Acorns Feed Our People: Colonialism, Nature, and Social Action.

FREE but registration is required. This is a virtual event and an email with login instructions will be sent the day of the event by 12:00 pm.



With support from

The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.