A multidisciplinary team led by Climate Resilience Consulting and One Architecture and Urbanism recently commissioned ECT on behalf of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC). The team is assessing risks associated with climate change and coastal dynamics, as well as threats due to legacy contamination that could impact critical habitats and natural systems.
Based on EPA and Tribe background data, ECT will synthesize future risks such as fluctuating lake levels, intense wave and wind events, and flooding. The results will inform the selection of sites for green infrastructure development and proposed conceptual designs
Employing a participatory design process, the team will work closely with Tribal leadership to engage directly with knowledge holders integrating western science, traditional and local knowledge, stakeholder experiences, and cultural values into aspects of this project.
Specifically, the project team will provide the following services to bolster the KBIC’s climate resilience: