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New! Transportation, Climate Change and Health Resources for U.S. Tribes

Extreme climate conditions can heavily influence transportation systems and the people that depend on them.

The Pala Band of Mission Indians and the Jamul Indian Village of California (JIVoC) were funded by Caltrans’s 2019 Adaption Planning Grant (per Senate Bill 1) to complete the Tribal Transportation Climate Adaptation Project. By Feb 2022, this project produced analysis and reports outlining current and anticipated transportation-related impacts of more extreme wildfires, storms, flooding, and heat on
Pala and Jamul’s valued social, cultural, economic, natural, and built assets, with a strong focus on protecting the health and safety of members, residents, employees, and visitors.

A key goal of that project was to share learnings and resources for the benefit of other Tribes throughout the U.S. that are seeking to address their transportation-related climate and health vulnerabilities. The project team encourages you to learn more and help yourself to all available project materials, including a case study, template reports, and even a modified Transportation-Exposure, Impacts, and Strategies Tool by visiting: http://tribalclimatehealth.org/transportation/.

If you have questions, please contact Shasta Gaughen (sgaughen@palatribe.com) or Angie Hacker (ahacker@prospersustainably.com).