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Tribal Working Group

A Climate Collaboration for the Lands and Cultures of Southern California's Tribes. Through the use of education, environmental programs, and traditional ecological knowledge, and a focus on community priorities, local ecosystems, and holistic management, the Climate Science Alliance's Tribal Working Group collaborates to safeguard the lands and cultures of southern California’s Indian tribes from the threat of climate change. 

RESOURCES

2022 SW Tribal Climate Change Summit

The Climate Science Alliance, in partnership with the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians and the Pala Band of Mission Indians, is excited to host the 2022 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit, to be held on January 19 - 21, 2022. We invite you to join us.

Resilient Restoration Project

This collaborative project works to promote Tribal resilience by developing knowledge and supporting actions that enhance persistence of cultural practices with a focus on preserving the ecosystems and plant species that are integral to Tribal communities. The Resilient Restoration project, funded by the California Strategic Growth Council's Climate Change Research Program, is a collaborative effort of the Climate Science Alliance's Tribal Working Group, University of California Riverside, and San Diego State University.

Southern California Montane Forests Project

Southern California’s Montane forests are “sky islands” of mountain habitat that feature conifers and several oak species. These forests are facing rapidly intensifying stressors and disturbances that are exacerbated by climate change. The goal of this project is to advance our collective understanding of the vulnerabilities and challenges facing these forests and the opportunities and strategies for increasing forest resilience.