Coping with Climate Change: Washington's Tribes
The Swinomish have inhabited the land at the mouth of the Skagit River on the Puget Sound for thousands of years. The tribe has been working with the scientific community to develop models of what their ancient homelands will look like in the climate changed future. Fifteen percent of their land lies at or barely above sea level -- including their only agricultural land, their economic zones, and their shellfish beds.
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