Alliance Partners with the Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation for 2019 Tribal Resilience Project


The Climate Science Alliance is excited to partner with the Manzanita Band of Diegeño Mission Indians of the Kumeyaay Nation to support the Tribe’s vision for the Manzanita 2019 Tribal Resilience Project. The project will include the integration of climate science and Traditional Knowledge to advance Manzanita’s climate resilience planning, helping safeguard the Tribe’s cultural and traditional resources and practices.

The Climate Science Alliance is honored to have been invited to partner with the Manzanita Band of Diegeño Mission Indians of the Kumeyaay Nation to support the Manzanita 2019 Tribal Resilience Project. The project includes the integration of regionally-specific climate science and Traditional Knowledge to advance Manzanita’s climate resilience planning, helping safeguard the Tribe’s cultural and traditional resources and practices.

The project includes the collaborative efforts of Manzanita community members and staff, the Alliance’s team of staff and researchers, and other regional partners. Additionally, the project will leverage the Alliance’s Tribal Working Group to coordinate and communicate resilience actions and ensure that the project has a broader impact for Tribes across the region.

The Alliance team and our partner researchers including Drs. Daniel Cayan and Julie Kalansky, from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and California-Nevada Applications Program (CNAP), had the opportunity to visit the Reservation, meet with Tribal members and staff, and share ideas and stories to include in the project. The Alliance is excited to be apart of these collaborative efforts and help support the Tribe’s overall climate resilience for the years to com