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State Grants Wiyot Tribe Money For Sea Level Resilience

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Humboldt Bay, the proposed location for the wind energy terminal, is located on the northern peninsula (left)

For thousands of years, the Wiyot people have lived along the shores of Humboldt Bay and its tributaries. Now the shoreline is changing as the ocean level rises, threatening sites and structures both historic and ancient.

The Wiyot Tribe just received word of a quarter-million dollar grant that will help create a mitigation plan for the rising waters. Maybe the waters can't be stopped, but the tribe can build some resilience.

The grant comes from the California Ocean Protection Council. Adam Canter is the Natural Resource Specialist for the Wiyot, and our guest.

Link: Adam reminded us of the work of the Humboldt State University Sea Level Rise Initiative.

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