The California Wildlife Foundation’s California Oaks Fund recently featured the Connecting Wildlands and Communities (CWC) project in their Fall-Winter 2021 newsletter, sharing the project's ongoing efforts to increase climate resilience for both ecosystems and communities in Southern California.
The California Wildlife Foundation, California Oaks Fundrecently featured the Connecting Wildlands and Communities (CWC) project in their Fall-Winter 2021 newsletter. The newsletter, entitled “California’s oaks in the 21st century: Oaks and groundwater recharge”, explores the opportunity to restore oak ecosystems to improve groundwater recharge and habitat for sensitive species.
As highlighted in the newsletter, the CWC project is an interdisciplinary collaborative effort that brings together a team of planners, environmental engineers, ecologists, geographers, and artists to bridge geographic boundaries and disciplines and explore how connected landscapes can support adaptation and resilience to climate change for both ecosystems and human communities in Southern California.
Key stakeholders, including dedicated Tribal partners from the Climate Science Alliance Tribal Working Group, guide the climate adaptation research and ensure priorities and needs are integrated into data products. To bridge the gap between research and the community, Affiliated Artists Kim Reasor and Audrey Carver developed collections of artwork that communicated the interdisciplinary nature of the CWC project and the importance of Climate Hope when looking to the future.
Access and share the newsletter, “California’s oaks in the 21st century: Oaks and groundwater recharge”, here.
Connecting Wildlands and Communities is supported by California Strategic Growth Council’s Climate Change Research Program with funds from California Climate Investments – Cap-and-Trade Dollars at Work.