The Tribal Working Group gathered at the La Jolla Indian Campground in September for their monthly gathering to share updates and discuss opportunities. The working group was joined by the Stewardship Pathways native plant propagation cohort for a tour and discussion on gold spotted oak borer impacts.
The Tribal Working Group gathered at the La Jolla Indian Campground in September for their monthly gathering. The day opened with a welcome from Chairwoman Conteras and a blessing from Councilmember Jack Musick. The agenda consisted of general member updates and a deeper discussion into grant proposals, partnership opportunities, job opportunities, and the next iteration of the Stewardship Pathways program.
Following the morning discussion, the Tribal Working Group then joined the Stewardship Pathways native plant propagation training cohort for a tour to discuss the impacts the gold spotted oak borer is having on the oaks, and what is being done to address this growing problem. The tour was led by Joelene Tamm (La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians Natural Resource Manager) and Chief Wesley Ruise Jr.(La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians Fire Department).
All participants then shared a meal together, provided by La Jolla community member Sabrina Magante.
The Climate Science Alliance thanks the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians for allowing us to visit their community and spend time with their leadership, members, and staff. We look forward to our next meeting, which will occur virtually in October.
For more information about the Tribal Working Group, please visit: https://www.climatesciencealliance.org/tribal-working-group