Supporting the Penobscot Nation's involvement in the Northeast Regional Ocean Council

A sunrise over a mountain range.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Chuck Loring – Penobscot Nation Department of Natural Resources

Recipient: Penobscot Indian Nation’s Department of Natural Resources

Recommended Federal Funding: $199,998

Summary: With the overall objective of cooperation and collaboration among the Penobscot Nation, the Northeast Regional Ocean Council, and other Indian tribes, this project has multiple goals. They include the following: continue to identify tribal priorities in both inshore and offshore ocean environments; increase tribal involvement in and support of ocean-related issues of climate change and energy projects; increase communications with other tribal governments, especially other Wabanaki Nations; identify potential research projects and surveys of submerged archaeological sites and historical uses; participate in regional ocean partnership meetings to assist in identifying aligned and collective priorities; comment and participate in offshore wind process development and associated Northeast Regional Ocean Council efforts; and create a draft tribal climate action plan.

For more information on the Office for Coastal Management grant program funding this project, please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage.