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, through the following components:
Tribal Working Group
Project and research components stem from the priorities identified by the Tribal Working Group, providing a platform for the Tribal Working Group to engage in meaningful research, build on ideas initiated by the members, initiate pilot projects, and work collaboratively with western researchers to integrate Tribal and western knowledge and skill sets.
The Tribal Working Group provides leadership and guidance to determine the priorities, vision, goals, and deliverables of this project, including:
Informing & determining research priorities, scope, and objectives
Development & implementation of Intertribal projects to test strategies
Integration of research findings into current and future group projects
Collaboration with partners & Tribes as a regional model for adaptation and restoration
Prioritization & implementation of research products, tools, and resources developed in long-term Tribal Working Group efforts
This project includes collaborative research efforts with project partners at the University of California Riverside and San Diego State University. Coordinating with project partners, the proposed research will combine traditional ecological and cultural knowledge, with state-of-the-art methods and modeling approaches.
Key elements include:
Characterizing changes in habitat suitability of species
Evaluating potential impacts and threats to culturally-significant species
Informing and exploring management scenarios, adaptation strategies, and restoration actions
Establishing research tools and resources to support long-term Tribal Working Group efforts
Developing a model for climate adaptation planning and cultural and ecological resilience
Sponsors and Partners
Resilient Restoration is a three-year project funded by the California Strategic Growth Council as part of the California Climate Change Research program.