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The Inland Fish and Wildlife Department invites interested tribal members to attend two meetings, at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 9 and Feb. 6., at the Sault Kewadin Casino.

The IFWD is completing climate change vulnerability assessments for a number of culturally important species within the 1836 Ceded Territory. This work builds upon a completed vulnerability assessment for snowshoe hare in the EUP. The IFWD seeks input from the tribal community as to which species to focus these renewed assessment efforts.

Assessing vulnerability to climate change is important for:

— Understanding how projected climate changes will influence species,

— Setting management and planning priorities,

— Informing adaptive management planning.

Assessments incorporate information about species sensitivity and exposure to projected changes as well as their ability to adapt to those changes.

The IFWD invites interested tribal community members to attend two meetings that will take place on Monday, Jan. 9 and Monday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sault Kewadin Casino. These meetings are scheduled to follow the Inland Conservation Committee monthly meetings.

As an incentive for participating in this discussion, Chairperson Payment has donated two $50 gas cards to be given away to one attendee at each meeting.

For questions about these meetings, please contact Dani Fegan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (906) 632-6132.

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