Puget Sound Tribe Plans for Rising Seas

Video: The Swinomish tribe could lose up to 15 percent of their land on low-lying Fidalgo Island to climate-change related sea level rise. They’re working with planners to make sure they can survive—and thrive—in the region’s changing climate.

Facing Climate Change: Coastal Tribes from Benjamin Drummond / Sara Steele on Vimeo.

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