Building Resilience

Science-Focused Projects

Current Projects

Connecting Wildlands and Communities

Planning for Climate-Ready Landscapes in SoCal

An interdisciplinary team exploring how connected landscapes can support adaptation and resilience to climate change for both ecosystems and local communities in Southern California.

DUNAS Puerto Rico

Descendants United for Nature, Adaptation, and Sustainability

A community based, climate adaptation project focused on dune restoration for conserving biodiversity and cultural heritage in Hacienda la Esperanza Reserve in Puerto Rico.

Manzanita Resilience Project Phase II

Manzanita Band of Kumeyaay Indians

The Climate Science Alliance is partnering with the Manzanita Band of Diegueño Mission Indians of the Kumeyaay Nation for Phase II of the Tribe’s vision for the Manzanita Tribal Resilience Project.

Resilient Restoration

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.

Resilient Roots

Climate-Smart Agriculture & Food Systems

Working collaboratively with regional producers and growers to understand the region's agricultural landscape, opportunities for climate-smart practices, and the potential for water resilience in a changing climate.

Southern Montane Forests

A Climate-Informed Conservation Strategy

Southern California’s Montane forests are “sky islands” of mountain habitat that feature conifers and several oak species. These 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 the opportunities and strategies for increasing forest resilience.

Tribal Resilience Projects

Tribal-Led Collaborative Projects

In collaboration with Tribes and Tribal Professionals across the Nation, the Climate Science Alliance provides technical and staff support for projects, events, and planning.

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Safeguarding natural and human communities in the face of a changing climate.


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