Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa - Forestry Department

Our interactions and activities in the Framework: 

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (FDL) has participated in the Northwoods Framework in Minnesota in several ways.  FDL staff attended the very first meeting regarding the Northwoods Framework in Minnesota in March 2011.  Since that time, FDL has been an active participant on the Science Team and the Coordination Team to guide the project's development in the state.  FDL also participated in the expert panel workshop for the forest ecosystem vulnerability assessment in July 2012, which may lead to opportunities to develop climate change adaptation projects in partnership with NIACS. 

Our broader climate change activities and perspectives: 

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (FDL), located in northeastern Minnesota, is addressing climate change through several tribal program and departments.  Striving to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change are key goals, and FDL aims to protect the reservation and its resources for the cultural, spiritual, and physical well-being of its people.  FDL has made significant progress towards energy efficiency and renewable energy, along with participating in collaborative efforts to study the impacts of climate change on key resourcs like moose populations, forests, and water resources.  

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals has an excellent summary of FDL's efforts on climate change.  Learn more here!