Sierra Climate adaptation and Mitigation Partnership (CAMP)
The Sierra Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership (Sierra CAMP) is a cross-sector partnership that promotes and facilitates regional climate adaptation and mitigation strategies, serves as a climate action capacity-building hub for Sierra/Cascade communities, and fosters urban-rural connections to build statewide investment in our region’s communities and natural resources.
What is Sierra CAMP?
Sierra CAMP is a collaborative effort managed by Sierra Business Council. It serves as a dedicated partnership of organizations, businesses & local governments supporting vibrant communities, a resilient environment, and improved quality of life within the region. Sierra CAMP activates our region on climate change, building connections with downstream stakeholders while promoting climate adaptation & mitigation strategies across the Sierra.
Sierra CAMP Priorities
- Educate on & engage in equitable climate solutions
- Provide climate policy analysis & education
- Convene region-wide collaborators to maximize funding
- Support & initiate projects
- Build stakeholder capacity to address climate change
Sierra CAMP is one of seven climate collaboratives across the state that together form the Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation (ARCCA). Through ARCCA, adaptation practitioners connect to:
- exchange knowledge
- engage in targeted problem-solving
- implement joint campaigns
- break down silos across sectors and jurisdictions
- sign shared comment letters on funding and policies
Sierra CAMP Membership Details:
Members attend regular statewide ARCCA meetings to share their stories of climate action statewide. ARCCA provides a direct line of communication between our region and state policymakers, allows members to share best practices, and strengthens urban-rural connections.
Sierra CAMP Membership entails:
- Curated monthly grants email and regular funding guidance (example linked to archived edition)
- In-person meetings to convene regional implementers
- Education, including detailed policy and budget breakdowns
- Problem-solving forums
- Peer group and regional collaboration on adaptation
- A niche, collaborative space for planners, elected officials, and community members to align on cross-sectoral climate action and adaptation to maximize available funding
- A storytelling platform to elevate the profile of localized climate impacts on rural areas
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Sierra CAMP, a program of Sierra Business Council, is currently undertaking a regional vulnerability assessment to examine how Sierra Nevada communities will be affected by projected climate changes. We have already seen the massive impact that climate change can have in its multiple forms on our communities in the mountains. Climate change leaves our homes and businesses vulnerable to wildfire and floods, it impacts the clarity of our lakes and rivers, and challenges our recreation patterns as we navigate the changes in snow and temperature year round. The goal of the vulnerability assessment is to better understand and measure the impacts of climate change on our social and economic systems that are inextricably linked to our natural environment.
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To become a Sierra CAMP member or learn more about membership benefits, contact: