Approach

  • Educate decisionmakers and the public on the value of the Sierra's biological assets, which include 60% of California's animal species and almost half of its plant species
    • Articulate the threats that climate change is posing to Sierra biodiversity, including species migration, spread of pathogens, and extinction risks
  • Improve habitat connectivity and protect climate refugia
    • Promote dynamic, ecosystem-based approaches to habitat management to adequately address climate impacts
  • Promote research providing greater baseline information on species diversity and habitat conditions in the Sierra