Climate Resiliency


What can I do?

Our high alpine environment is very arid and can go through bouts of drought which has impacts on our natural land and water resources. Wildfire is a real risk here in the high country so please use caution when establishing a campfire and please learn about current wildfire risk and any fire restrictions in the County.

What are we doing?

Our land and water leaders are spearheading efforts to incorporate natural climate solutions into management policy at the county and organization level.

Given a changing climate, organizations such as the USFS who manage our land for us, are using current and forward-looking scenarios to help manage our recreation and wildlife to lessen the stress on the system.

Biodiversity is a key component of the efforts on our landscape in the face of a changing climate including taking mitigating steps to enhance the readiness of our forested watershed to wildfire.

There are many dynamic projects throughout the region including turning a river back right side up after being decimated during the dredge mining days. Learn more about that here.

Wetlands are ecological wonders and we are looking for opportunities to make them more vibrant for water, wildlife and carbon capture. Our collaborative is anticipating that beaver, a keystone species, will return to maintain a healthy eco-system for climate resilience where it is ecologically appropriate.

Climate change is the greatest threat to human rights in the 21st century.

Mary Robinson