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Climate Change Adaptation Planning

The Samish Climate Adaptation Working Group, comprised of Samish tribal members, Council members and staff members, is leading this effort.

Climate Change Working Group

Name  Role
Leslie Eastwood Tribal member, General Manager
Dana Matthews Council Secretary, Health and Human Services Director
Jackie Ferry Cultural Director/Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
Toby McLeod Tribal Member, Natural Resources Department

Project Staff

Name Role
Todd Woodard Director, Natural Resources Department
TBD Climate Adaptation Specialist

Progress to Date

progress
Phase One of the project has been completed and has generated the following three documents that will help to guide the next steps of the process:

Climate Adaptation
Planning Framework 
Climate Change
State of Scientific Knowledge
Climate Change
Planning Prioritie
 planningframework
Available for download here.
 science
Available for download here.
 planningpriorities
Summary available for download here.
Full report available for download here.
                

Phase Two is starting and is anticipated to proceed by the following schedule:

Task

Description

Anticipated Schedule

Vulnerability and risk assessment

Perform Vulnerability and risk assessments of impacted/potentially impacted sectors of importance

Summer-2018

Goals and objectives

SMART resilience goals for high priority sectors set

Fall-2018

Adaptation Actions

Research, develop, assess and select Resilience actions

Summer-2019

Samish Climate Resiliency Plan

Samish Climate Resiliency Plan adopted by Tribal Council and mainstreamed across all Tribal programs

Fall-2019

Implementation

Annual work plan and monitoring efforts

Fall-2019











Anacortes Pride

Anacortes,

Walk with Samish in the Anacortes Pride Parade.

Dates: 22 – 22 Jun, 2024

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Annual Elders Luncheon


Samish Elders and intertribal Elders are invited!

Dates: 28 – 28 Jun, 2024

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Morning Social (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Gather at Fidalgo Bay Resort to chat and catch up.

Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2024

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Canoe Trips (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Join the Samish Canoe Family for a short canoe trip in Fidalgo Bay.

Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2024

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FULL - Salish Sea Háwe7 (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Explore the Samish homelands by water with Island Adventures.

Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2024

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Smoke Signals (online + Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Join virtually or in-person for a group streaming of Smoke Signals.

Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2024

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General Council Meeting (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Samish is hosting the 2024 General Council meeting in person this year. We ask all participants to use the registration system ahead of the meeting date for event planning.

Dates: 30 Jun – 30 Jun, 2024

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Culture Talk: Canoe Journey (online)


Learn all about Canoe Journey and how this contemporary tradition brings together Indigenous nations from Alaska to Oregon.

Dates: 16 – 16 Jul, 2024

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Canoe Journey Landing (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Welcome Tribal Canoe Journey to Samish territory.

Dates: 25 Jul, 2024

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Canoe Journey Departure (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Send Tribal Canoe Journey from Samish territory with songs and well wishes.

Dates: 26 Jul, 2024

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Cypress Island Trip (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Spend an afternoon at Pelican Beach on Cypress Island.

Dates: 11 – 11 Aug, 2024

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Cypress Island Trip (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Spend an afternoon at Pelican Beach on Cypress Island.

Dates: 17 – 17 Aug, 2024

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Wild Waves (Federal Way)

Federal Way, WA

Gather for a fun day out with other Samish families and individuals.

Dates: 24 – 24 Aug, 2024

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Birch Bay Waterslides (Lynden)

Blaine, WA

Gather for a fun day out with other Samish families and individuals.

Dates: 24 – 24 Aug, 2024

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Book Club: 1491 (virtual)


Join us for a discussion of “1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus” by Charles C. Mann.

Dates: 15 – 15 Oct, 2024

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