Tribal Climate Tool for Pacific Northwest and Great Basin Tribes

Created: 11/02/2018 - Updated: 2/27/2020


This tool is designed to help tribes in the Pacific Northwest and Great Basin, U.S.A, understand how the climate is expected to change in places that they care about. It provides maps, graphs, tables and descriptions of projected changes. The dynamic mapping interface uses the best available science from climate projections and provides a straightforward way for tribes to visualize and understand local climate projections.

The areas of interest (e.g., ceded areas, watersheds) included in this tool reflect results of outreach to Northwest and Great Basin tribes, as well as tribally-relevant areas in the public domain (e.g., reservations). These areas are shown for educational purposes only and are not intended to be legally binding. If there is an area of interest for your tribe that you would like removed, revised, or added to the tool, please contact us at

The tool works best when viewed in Chrome.

This tool was created with funding from the Northwest Climate Science Center and the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative.


The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary research group studying the impacts of natural climate variability and global climate change (“global warming”). Research at the CIG considers climate impacts at spatial scales ranging from local communities to the entire western U.S. region, with most work focused on the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Through research and interaction with stakeholders, the CIG works to increase community and ecosystem resilience to fluctuations in climate.


Scale of Project
Tribal / First Nation
Sector Addressed
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Air temperature
Growing season
Sea level rise
Type of Tool
Habitat/Biome Type
Climate Type
Tool Cost