Olympic Coast as a Sentinel: Resilience Actions for Tribal Community Well-Being in the Face of Ocean Change

April 12, 2022

Dr. Melissa Poe, Social Scientist, Washington Sea Grant

Indigenous people have depended on Olympic Coast marine species for their livelihoods, food security and cultural practices for thousands of years. Today, these species—and the tribal communities that depend on them—are at risk from ocean changes including ocean acidification. Dr. Melissa Poe, a social scientist at Washington Sea Grant, works in partnership with the Olympic Coast Treaty Tribes to better understand the risks of ocean change to tribal community well-being, and identify actions that are rooted in Indigenous priorities for resilience.

This presentation is part of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and Feiro Marine Life Center co-hosted Speaker Series for 2022 which focuses on resilience and adaptation in the face of climate change.