Washington Post article looks at climate impacts on glaciers and tribes

A 2015 Washington Post article, The great thaw, takes a look at how rising temperatures are affecting glaciers and snowpack, subsequently impacting ecological food webs and traditional land uses.

Focusing on the Montana Crown of the Continent ecosystem surrounding the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the article (includes video) presents perspectives on melting glaciers and other climate related changes to the landscape as they are experienced by the Blackfeet and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes (CSKT).

Since 2011, the Great Northern LCC (GNLCC) has been supporting local tribes and other partners in their important work planning for and adapting to landscape stressors like climate change in the Crown of the Continent ecosystem.

GNLCC provided support to the CSKT to complete their climate change adaptation strategy, which is now being implement through tribal management. GNLCC also supports the Blackfeet in their efforts to increase capacity and collaboration of indigenous and non-indigenous partners on climate adaptation planning.


Repeat photography of Boulder Glacier in Glacier National Park, Montana. USGS NOROCK photo