Sierra Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership (Sierra CAMP)
The Sierra Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership (Sierra CAMP) is a public-private, cross-sector partnership that is working to identify and promote climate adaptation and mitigation strategies across the Sierra Nevada region. Sierra CAMP aims to reduce the burden of climate impacts on communities and ecosystems throughout the Sierra-Cascade, and in the downstream urban communities that depend on those rural resources.
With warming temperatures resulting in decreased snowpack, continued drought, greater flood risk, and more numerous and damaging wildfires, Sierra CAMP acts to protect California communities and the resources they depend on.
Sierra CAMP’s objectives are to:
- Educate and engage Sierra stakeholders on climate policy (policy analysis, webinars, etc).
- Convene Sierra stakeholders to discuss and vet policy issues.
- Develop and strengthen connections with urban downstream users of Sierra ecosystem services to build a stronger collective voice for investment in Sierra resources.
- Catalyze on-the-ground climate demonstration projects in the region.
Sierra CAMP is one of many regional climate adaptation and mitigation collaboratives supported and facilitated by California’s Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation (ARCCA). Through ARCCA, Sierra CAMP amplifies urban-rural issues and solutions and enacts solutions in partnership with other state collaboratives. Sierra CAMP's vision is to have community leaders from Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area urging lawmakers to invest in the upper watershed to ensure the reliability of their water, energy, recreation and other resources.
Sierra CAMP is managed by Sierra Business Council under the strategic guidance of the Sierra CAMP Leadership Committee. Sierra Business Council is a 501(c)(3) organization with more than two decades of history fostering thriving communities in the Sierra through projects that promote, develop and amplify the area’s social, environmental and economic capital.
Phone: (530) 582-4800