Climate Science & Traditional Knowledge

Illustration of ÁLEṈENEȻ (homeland) image by Artist David Underwood.

The Southern Gulf Islands are disproportionately impacted by the climate emergency declared by the Capital Regional District and the Islands Trust. They are particularly vulnerable to risk of wild fire, drought affecting food production, seasonal water shortage and shoreline erosion caused by sea level rise and increased coastal storm surges.

The EÁĆES Climate Action Project will develop and deliver 3 five-day (30 hour) intensive educational programs that combine current climate science with Traditional Knowledge of the W̱ SÁNEĆ people to inform and support decision-making on land use and climate action at both the local and regional levels.

Learn more about this project through the Southern Gulf Islands Community Resource Centre by clicking the link below.