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.
With a foundation around the equal valuation of ways of knowing, and an emphasis on integration of climate science and cultural knowledge, the Stewardship Pathways Program’s intent is to build capacity, support economic development, and advance co-stewardship of ancestral lands through various training pathways.
The Stewardship Pathways program began as a pilot effort through the Resilient Restoration project, as part of its "Adaptation Projects & Actions" component.
This program began as a pilot effort through our Resilient Restoration project. Through that project, we identified two initial pathways of interest to our partners—native plant propagation and wildland fire training. We continue to receive overwhelming interest in these training opportunities and the Stewardship Pathways program will continue to evolve to meet the needs of our partners.
Going forward, we will continue to offer training around our initial pathways programs, and begin to expand into new areas of interest, as directed by our partner network. These pathways will be visioned, led, and implemented by our Indigenous partners with staff support.