Climate Change Research Round 1: Integrated Land Use Planning to Support Climate Resilient Ecosystems and Local Communities - Fire, Water and Biodiversity

Research Institution

San Diego State University Research Foundation

Project Partners

  • City of Carlsbad
  • Climate Science Alliance – South Coast
  • Pala Band of Mission Indians/Intertribal Working Group
  • San Diego Association of Governments
  • Southern California Association of Governments

Connecting Wildlands and Communities Grant Award Information

Project Summary

Landscape connectivity is a key strategy for climate-smart conservation planning and strengthens ecosystem resilience to compounding stressors such as habitat fragmentation and disturbance. Connected landscapes, which deliver essential ecosystem services to local communities, can also play an important role in climate resilient communities. This proposed research partnership builds on the state-funded "Climate Resilient Connectivity for the South Coast Ecoregion" project to examine how an integrated, ecosystem-based approach to planning for connected landscapes can support climate smart and resilient planning in southern California's ecosystems and local communities. Specifically, this research focuses on reducing wildfire risk, enhancing water sustainability, and land conservation to support sustainable ecosystems and communities in southern California.

Research Outcomes

Connecting Wildlands and Communities project website

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