Thankfully none of us think, work or exist in isolation.
This report could never have been written without the assistance and input of a great many people. While this document was primarily written and coordinated by Dr. Kari Marie Norgaard, Kirsten Vinyeta of University of Oregon, Leaf Hillman and William Tripp of the Karuk Department of Natural Resources, and Dr. Frank K. Lake of the U.S. Forest Service have each provided foundational input and direction. Chapter Three is co-authored with Kirsten Vinyeta and Dr. Frank K. Lake.
In addition a great many people including Fatima Abbas, Early Crosby, Susan Corum, Alex Corum, Lisa Hillman, Erin Hillman, Ron Reed, Toz Soto, Sandi Tripp, and Annie Smith of the Karuk Tribe each generously contributed key information, perspectives and details without which this document could not exist. Jim Ferrara kindly provided assistance with many Karuk names. Romnay Beck, Carley Whitecrane and Donalene Griffith of the Karuk Tribe provided essential background support, as did others whom we never met in person. Jenny Staats provided media support including photography, videography and website development. Kathy Lynn and Carson Viles of the Pacific Northwest Climate Change Project at the University of Oregon kindly provided reviews and guidance at critical phases of the project. Thanks to Emily Davis of Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Dr. Arielle Halpern, University of California Berkeley, Dr. Mary Huffman, Nature Conservancy and Fire Learning Network and Will Harling, Malcolm Terence and Mark DuPont of the Mid Klamath Watershed Center for invaluable technical reviews and their general encouragement of our work.
A special thanks also to each of the participants in the July 1, 2016 Climate Planning Meeting, in Orleans for sharing their visions and expertise regarding regional climate planning.
It has been an honor to listen to, learn from and work with each of you.
Many thanks also to all the ongoing efforts of the Intertribal Timber Council, the National Congress of American Indians, the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NPLCC) and other organizations whose vision and labors have provided a critical foundation for this report.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs provided generous funding through the Tribal Climate Resilience Program
Yootva to All!
May the Karuk and all Tribal People achieve the full sovereignty over their knowledge, lands and spiritual practices.