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.
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 California’s Montane forests are “sky islands” of mountain habitat found 1500 meters above sea level, featuring conifers (pines, firs, and incense cedar) and several oak species. These forests are facing rapidly intensifying stressors and disturbances which are being exacerbated by climate change. The research undertaken as a part of this project will advance our collective understanding of the vulnerabilities and challenges facing these forests and the opportunities and strategies for increasing forest resilience.