Climate Science Alliance - South Coast
The Climate Science Alliance - South Coast is a partnership of organizations and agencies focused on sharing ecosystem-based resiliency approaches to safeguard communities and natural resources from climate change risks in Southern California. The Alliance brings partners together to share scientific information and other resources to achieve actionable results for coping with climate change. The Alliance’s projects encompass the entire south-coast ecoregion of southern California from Santa Barbara through Baja California, Mexico.
The Alliance is a collaborative of the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CA LCC), the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, the California Wildlife Foundation, and the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation.
Programs fall under three main focus areas:
Science Focused Partnerships: targets awareness and literacy of regionally relevant science in addition to co-producing science that addresses regional needs
Climate Smart Conservation: focuses on helping partners build capacity with trainings, workshops, peer-to-peer reviews, and other networking activities.
Innovative Community Engagement: involves outreach programs to connect with citizens, youth (especially the Climate Kids program), and community leaders to inspire action in our local communities.
This science focused partnership promotes “Climate-Smart Conservation” by both training on climate-smart conservation in practice, and by providing public agencies with natural resource adaptation strategies that can enhance their local coastal resiliency plans and practices.
Phone: (916) 205-9478
- Department of the Interior (DOI): California Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC)
- San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife