top of page

Apply Today! Fire & Climate Change: Adaptation Planning for Tribes

Learn more and apply for our Stewardship Pathways training, “Central Coast Fire & Climate Change: Adaptation Planning for Tribes”, to be held on September 26 - 28, 2023 on the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe in Santa Cruz, California.

Above a dark blue circular shape is informative text from the event, including the title, date, and location. The photo background is a landscape image of rolling hills leading into the ocean.

Fire & Climate Change: Adaptation Planning for Tribes


September 26 - 28, 2023


Unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe

Santa Cruz, CA

“The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.”

Learn more about the University of California Santa Cruz land acknowledgement here.


This training event is part of the Stewardship Pathways Program, hosted by the Climate Science Alliance in collaboration with the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Tribes & Climate Change Program (TCCP), University of California Cooperative Extension, the Amah Mutsun Relearning Program, and the University of California Santa Cruz Conservation Science and Solutions Lab.

This course will provide an overview to planning for climate change impacts, with an emphasis on fire, highlighting the work of Tribes that have completed an adaptation plan or vulnerability assessment. Since the course will focus on climate change impacts in California, we especially encourage Tribal environmental staff and community members from this region to apply to attend.

Topics include:

  • Overview of climate change and impacts in the west with an emphasis on fire and cultural burning

  • Process of developing climate change adaptation plans, from getting started, to impact and vulnerability assessments, to developing adaptation strategies

  • Tools, resources, and partnerships for adaptation planning

This workshop will incorporate presentations, Tribal case studies, and small and large-group discussions and activities.

Lodging and a meal stipend will be provided for participants. Participation in the workshop is on a first come, first served basis.

Who should apply?

Participants from across California are welcome to apply.

Individuals from Tribal communities will be given priority.

I'm interested! How do I apply?

Deadline: June 1, 2023 or until full

Questions? Reach out to


Presented by the Climate Science Alliance Tribal Working Group, the Stewardship Pathways Program invites people from across Southern California who are interested in creating or expanding a career focused on advancing Indigenous climate stewardship. Learn more about Stewardship Pathways at:


bottom of page