San Diego Climate Alliance

Switzer Fellow Amber Pairis approached us about becoming the fiscal sponsor for the San Diego Climate Alliance, a project for which she had received interest from the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation and the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative. We provided assurances to the funders and Amber continued to secure support from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. As a result, the three organizations are collectively funding a full-time position to create a network of conservation leaders, scientists and natural resource managers focused on sharing ecosystem-based resiliency approaches with agencies in the San Diego region and to establish climate-smart conservation strategy, training and practices.