Fuels Management Training Held with Pala Band of Mission Indians

The Climate Science Alliance team is always excited to work with our partners at the Pala Environmental Department. On March 18th, we worked collaboratively to host a day long training for Tribes on Fuels Management in our region. As climate change continues to exacerbate conditions leading to large, catastrophic fires it’s more important than ever to uplift Indigenous knowledges of cultural and prescribed fire management and advance a model for co-management of all ancestral homelands.



The Climate Science Alliance team is working collaboratively with our partners to elevate Tribal Fire Management and the role of cultural burning. As climate change continues to exacerbate conditions leading to large, catastrophic fires that have large-scale economic, cultural, and social impacts, it’s more important than ever to uplift Indigenous knowledges of cultural and prescribed fire management and advance a model for co-management of all ancestral homelands.



To support this larger effort, the Climate Science Alliance was excited to work with the Pala Band of Mission Indians to host a Tribal training on Fuels Management specific to our region on March 18, 2022. The event included an introduction to Fuels Management and Fuels Reduction Techniques, Fuels Related Treatments, Funding resources available through NRCS and CALFIRE, Utilities Vegetation Management, Tribal Stewardship of the Land, and an example of a Tribal Project led by Chief Wes Ruise of the La Jolla Fire Department. Special thanks to the 30+ people who joined our day long learning event.