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Climate Change

Our climate is changing: temperatures and precipitation in the Basin are fluctuating more than before and hitting greater extremes. This is impacting our environment in many ways—glacial runoff, water temperatures, stream flows, freeze/thaw cycles—and increasing our risk of floods, droughts and wildfires.

Basin residents identified climate resilience as one of the five priorities for the Trust’s Environment Strategic Plan 2014 – 2019. For the region to meet the challenges of climate change in positive and productive ways, we need to work together—alongside leading scientists and climate change experts—to build awareness, provide information, support science and develop tools that help communities and the Basin at large adapt to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Columbia Basin Trust