Sierra Nevada Regional Climate Vulnerability Assessment released for Public Comment

Kaeleigh Reynolds

Kaeleigh Reynolds

Co-Author, Climate Vulnerability Assessment

In 2020, Sierra CAMP was awarded a $191,655 Prop 68 Resilient Communities Grant from Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) to complete a triple-bottom-line climate vulnerability assessment across all 22 counties in SNC’s boundary. In partnership with stakeholders throughout the region, this work identifies environmental, social, and economic climate vulnerabilities specific to the Sierra Nevada region, while also providing communities with the data and technical support they need to undertake climate planning and priority-project identification.

After two years of extensive research, analysis, and writing, the assessment is drafted and ready for public comment. SBC benefited from the expertise of a team of climate science professionals who modeled climate data, performed climate projections, and provided feedback on climate change impacts to public health, economies, and the environment for this assessment. SBC partnered with the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (SI) to conduct community capacity assessments across the SNC region. Appendices are not included in this public comment phase. For insight into methodology and suggested tools, please contact Erika Harvey at

SBC invites public comment from experts in climate science, rural economics, public health and social assistance, and from community members residing within the 22 counties of the SNC region. 

The assessment is linked by chapter below. Comments can be provided through this Google Form until 5pm on Friday, July 22, 2022. 

SBC intends to publish the final assessment by mid-Aug. Thank you for your feedback! 

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