Northern communities are changing due to environmental impacts, climate change and development. Monitoring the environment is important for understanding the risks and benefits and for adaptation. The LEOs are the eyes, ears and voice of environmental change in our communities.
The Network consists of tribal professionals who apply traditional knowledge, western science and technology to document unusual plants and wildlife, extreme weather, erosion, flooding, droughts, wildfire and other events that can threaten food security, water security and community health. Checkout the LEO monthly maps, and other links to learn more. You can view observation data for 2012 and 2013.