Tribal Working Group Convenes at La Jolla Indian Campground to Review Resilient Restoration Project

For the first time since early 2020, the Climate Science Alliance team convened in-person with the Tribal Working Group - a diverse and dedicated group of Tribal representatives and staff - and Resilient Restoration project team to reconnect as a community and provide feedback and input on newly proposed project pathways.



For the first time since early 2020, the Climate Science Alliance convened in-person with the Tribal Working Group and Resilient Restoration project team to reconnect as a community and provide feedback and input on newly proposed project pathways.


Building upon ongoing efforts of the Resilient Restoration project, the Working Group reviewed proposed project pathways developed by the Alliance and project team members. Through roundtable discussions and interactive feedback sessions, members covered the topics of plant propagation, prescribed fire, and expanded support to Southern California Tribes.



As a central driving force behind this project, the Working Group provided critical feedback, input, and guidance on proposed project pathways. Through this collaborative process, the Climate Science Alliance and its partners remain dedicated to having the Tribal Working Group advise and lead every aspect of the project to best meet the vision and needs of Southern California Tribes.


Thanks to the generosity of our partners at the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, the Working Group had the unique opportunity to convene at the La Jolla Indian Campground. The setting proved poignant to the day’s discussion, as the campground site was surrounded by large oak trees and a chaparral-covered mountainside that provided shade and inspiration for the work ahead.



The Resilient Restoration project, funded by the California Strategic Growth Council's Climate Change Research Program, is a collaborative effort of the Climate Science Alliance's Tribal Working Group, University of California Riverside, and San Diego State University. The goal of the Resilient Restoration project is to promote Tribal resilience by developing knowledge and supporting actions that enhance the persistence of cultural practices with a focus on preserving the ecosystems and species that are integral to Tribal communities.


Thank you to the Climate Science Alliance Tribal Working Group members for your leadership role in the Resilient Restoration project and laying out our vision, priorities, goals, and deliverables.

 

Resilient Restoration is supported by California Strategic Growth Council’s Climate Change Research Program with funds from California Climate Investments—Cap-and-Trade Dollars at Work.