Mitch Zackuse pulls in a net of geoduck from Tulalip Bay. Tulalip tribal citizens rely on the bay’s waters, which are threatened by climate change.
Over the years that Ray Fryberg Sr. has worked at the Tulalip Tribes Natural Resources Department, he’s watched climate change subtly reshape the region. Located near the cool waters of Puget Sound in Washington state, the tribe is actively dealing with the already-apparent transformation of traditional territories: eroding shorelines, raising spring tides, and warming waters that hurt salmon by pushing food sources north. “Climate change is an everyday topic in o
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