Climate Change and the Baja California Peninsula
A Baja Working Group Report
This report provides an overview of what we know from available downscaled climate knowledge for the Peninsula, where research is needed, and opportunities for working collaboratively to advance climate science and solutions.
Integrated Framework for Drought Response in Southern California's Natural Landscapes
Building Regional Understanding for Conservation and Natural Resource Management
This project will help build regional understanding of the vulnerabilities and effects of ecological drought for conservation and natural resource management.
MAATHAAW: The Fire Within Us
An Indigenous-led Documentary
“MAATHAAW: The Fire Within Us” is an Indigenous-led research feature-length film documentary from the Condor Visual Media team that documents the cultural, emotional, and scientific relationships of Southern California Tribes with the gift of fire.
Manzanita Tribal Resilience Project
Building Climate Resilience for ‘Synaaw and the People
The Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation is moving forward with a vision to protect and conserve the lands under their stewardship. The Climate Science Alliance team is honored to take part and support the Tribe in creating the Manzanita Tribal Resilience Project – one part of a larger effort to address climate impacts and build resilience into the future.
Advancing Ecological, Cultural, and Community Resilience with Tribal Nations in Southern California
This collaborative project will work to promote Tribal resilience by developing knowledge and supporting actions that enhance persistence of cultural practices with a focus on preserving the ecosystems and species that are integral to Tribal communities.
Southern California Montane Forests
A Climate-Informed Conservation Strategy
Southern California’s montane forests are facing rapidly intensifying stressors and disturbances that are exacerbated by climate change. The goal of this project is to advance our collective understanding of the vulnerabilities and challenges facing these forests and identify the opportunities and strategies for increasing forest resilience.
Advancing Tribal Stewardship of All Ancestral Lands
Presented by the Climate Science Alliance Tribal Working Group, the Stewardship Pathways Program invites people from across Southern California who are interested in creating or expanding a career focused on advancing Indigenous climate stewardship.
Valuing Carbon Sequestration in Natural Landscapes
Ongoing Efforts and Future Opportunities
California’s chaparral ecosystems have been largely excluded from carbon sequestration evaluations and planning due to lack of understanding about carbon dynamics in these systems. However, chaparral is the most extensive vegetation type in the state with potential for above- and below-ground carbon storage.