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
Fletcher Wilkinson Climate Adaptation Specialist

Progress to Date

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
Available for download here.
Available for download here.
Summary available for download here.
Full report available for download here.

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



Anticipated Schedule

Vulnerability and risk assessment

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


Goals and objectives

SMART resilience goals for high priority sectors set


Adaptation Actions

Research, develop, assess and select Resilience actions


Samish Climate Resiliency Plan

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



Annual work plan and monitoring efforts


Harvest Meal

Anacortes, WA

Celebrate autumn with a shared meal and good company! Please RSVP by November 5 so we can save you a seat!

Dates: 17 – 17 Nov, 2018

Culture Committee Meeting

Anacortes, WA

Fourth quarterly meeting of the Culture Committee.

Dates: 18 – 18 Nov, 2018

Offices Closed - Thanksgiving & American Indian Heritage Day

Anacortes, WA

Our office will be closed on Thursday and Friday November 22nd & 23rd to celebrate Thanksgiving and American Indian Heritage Day.

Dates: 22 – 23 Nov, 2018

Lights of Christmas

Stanwood, WA

Stroll through a holiday park filled with amazing light displays!

Dates: 29 Nov – 29 Dec, 2018

Everett Silvertips

Everett, WA 98201

Come watch the Silvertips take on the Kootenay Ice!

Dates: 01 – 01 Dec, 2018

Christmas Party

Anacortes, WA 98221

Everyone is invited to the Samish Christmas party to celebrate the winter season and its holiday cheer! Santa will be there 1:00 – 3:00! Please RSVP by December 3

Dates: 16 – 16 Dec, 2018

Offices Closed - Holiday Break

Anacortes, Washington

Our office will be closed on Monday, December 24th through Tuesday, January 1st for the holiday break.

Dates: 24 Dec, 2018 – 01 Jan, 2019

Honoring Our Babies

Anacortes, Washington

Join us in honoring our babies born 2015 - 2018.

Dates: 19 – 19 Jan, 2019