The Climate Science Alliance team and partners from La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians share collaborative efforts to get good fire on the land with EPA's Tribal Science Council.
The Climate Science Alliance team was invited to meet with EPA’s Tribal Science Council meeting hosted by the Pala Band of Mission Indians. Will Madrigal Jr. and Amber Pairis met up with the Tribal Science Council during their field trip to Palomar Mountain State Park. With approximately 30 people in attendance, the Alliance team was joined by Wes Ruise Jr. and Joelene Tamm from La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians and the four shared about collaborative efforts to bring good fire back to the land and efforts to advance Tribal co-stewardship of all ancestral lands. In addition, the Alliance team shared how these projects fit into the Collaborative of Native Nations for Climate Transformation and Stewardship (CNNCTS) umbrella of activities and our efforts under the Center for Community Energy and Environmental Justice (CCEEJ) project.
We are grateful to Shasta Gaughen for inviting us to participate and share our work. It was a beautiful day on the mountain!